Tags: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Free FHWA Webinar on Oct. 31: Conducting Work Zone Process Reviews

Oct 04, 2011

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will offer a free webinar on Conducting Work Zone Process Reviews on Oct. 31, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar will cover how work zone process reviews are used to ...

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New freight traffic data point to more congestion on key highways

Oct 03, 2011

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released new freight data on Sept. 21 pinpointing key traffic chokepoints on some of the nation's busiest roads that will help transportation planners, operators, and private shippers and carriers better target their investments and plan ...

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FHWA revises calculation method for vehicle miles travelled

Oct 03, 2011

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has updated the way it calculates annual vehicle miles travelled (VMT) to ensure what the agency says "more accurately captures key transportation data." VMT refers to the number of miles vehicles travel over ...

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Congestion relief on I-5 earns Washington State DOT national kudos

Sep 19, 2011

A local partnership that quickly helped alleviate a sudden traffic snarl on Interstate 5 between Lacey and DuPont in Washington state is now getting national attention, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). A little more than ...

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Senate approves transportation extension: FAA and Highway Extensions Act

Sep 15, 2011

The U.S. Senate on Sept. 15 passed legislation to extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for four and six months, respectively. The measure passed with a 92-6 vote. H.R. 2887, the FAA and Highway ...

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ARTBA study: Fly ash ban for bridge, road construction increases costs

Sep 12, 2011

The cost to build roads, runways, and bridges would increase by an estimated $104.6 billion throughout the next 20 years if coal fly ash is no longer available as a transportation construction building material, according to a new study by ...

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Completion of $42.5 million project in Colorado adds safety, lessens congestion

Aug 30, 2011

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez joined state and local officials for the Aug. 26 opening of the first phase of the Woodmen Road Corridor Improvement project, ending two years of construction and decades of planning on one of the city's ...

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Federal highway officials hold workshop to help Virginia, North Carolina small businesses compete for government contracts

Aug 19, 2011

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) hosted a workshop in Portsmouth on Aug. 18 to help small businesses compete for federal highway contracts and engage more minorities and women in construction careers. More than 145 area businesses took ...

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AggBeat

Aug 01, 2011

AggBeat

For daily news updates and Web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat Online” section of our Web site at www.aggman.com Funding or Financial Road to Ruin With House and Senate proposals millions of dollars apart, the fight has started. Will it be a ...

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Senate proposes $109 billion, two-year transportation funding bill

Jul 11, 2011

California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer proposed  on July 6 a two-year, $109 billion surface transportation bill — a four-year and several billion dollar difference from that of the House Republicans proposal made that same day. The House version of the bill, ...

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Missouri to host 2012 National Work Zone Week event

Apr 19, 2011

On the heels Work Zone Awareness Week, Missouri has been chosen from several other state nominees to host the national work zone kick-off event on Monday, April 23, 2012. "We wanted to select a state that's doing something wonderful that could ...

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Federal judge upholds Caltrans program supporting minority, women-owned businesses

Apr 06, 2011

A U.S. District Court judge affirmed that the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Program was “clearly constitutional” in a recent ruling. Caltrans implements a DBE Program as a condition of receiving $3 billion in federal transportation funding ...

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