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Infrastructure

Democrats Tout Biden’s Big Infrastructure Implementation

February 2, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

The leader of the U.S. Senate is among senior Democrats praising the Biden White House’s management of a $1.2 infrastructure law amid renewed calls for oversight from congressional Republicans. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) congratulated the administration’s role in implementing 2021’s […]


Infrastructure

Construction begins on B&P Tunnel project in Baltimore

February 1, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

Construction recently began on phase one of the B&P Tunnel Replacement Program in Baltimore. Work includes the construction of the new Frederick Douglass Tunnel. Once completed, track speed will increase from 30 miles per hour to up to 110. “Replacing […]


Infrastructure

DOT announces $1.2B for 9 ‘megaproject’ winners

January 31, 2023

Via: FreightWaves

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced $1.2 billion in federal funds to be distributed to nine projects qualifying for a new grant program created under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The projects — several of which are expected to […]


Infrastructure

Federal Grant to Make Golden Gate Bridge Safer From Earthquakes

January 27, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Protecting the safety of travelers over the Golden Gate Bridge, including 555,000 truck drivers carrying freight annually, was a key topic among Washington officials gathered in San Francisco near the iconic landmark to celebrate a $400 million federal grant for […]


Infrastructure

DOT Unveils Strategic Safety Plan

January 17, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Evaluating existing technologies and supporting emerging technologies will facilitate the adoption of safety programs for the country’s mobility corridors, a new strategic plan from the Department of Transportation determined. In its “Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan” specific through 2026, […]


Infrastructure

Still a transportation marvel, Golden Gate Bridge has eventful past

January 12, 2023

Via: FreightWaves

Deemed one of the “Seven Civil Engineering Wonders of the United States” by the American Society of Civil Engineers, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is a symbol of architectural greatness and an integral part of transportation. Construction on the bridge […]


Infrastructure

FHWA Announces $2.1 Billion for Four Large Bridge Projects

January 5, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden on Jan. 4 visited the worn-out Brent Spence Bridge in Kentucky as part of the administration’s renewed push to highlight the bipartisan infrastructure law. On the same day, the Federal Highway Administration announced $2.1 billion in first-round […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

DOT Awards Virginia $97.6 Million in Loans to Improve I-81

December 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Virginia has $97.6 million in two new low-interest federal loans to improve safety and traffic flows along its rolling Interstate 81 that cuts through rural mountain areas in a main trucking route linking southern economic areas and northeast markets. The […]


Infrastructure

ATRI Study Takes Hard Look at BEV Infrastructure Requirements

December 6, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

A new study from the American Transportation Research Institute that assessed the infrastructure needs for converting the U.S. vehicle fleet to battery electric — with an emphasis on trucking — underscored that the challenges inherent in such a shift will […]


Infrastructure

With Road Projects on the Rise, Experts Offer Work Zone Tips

December 1, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Thanks to the infrastructure funding bill, badly needed improvements to the nation’s roadways and bridges will be underway in large numbers next year. This work brings with it a corresponding increase in construction work zones, which demand caution from drivers […]


Infrastructure

Senate Panel Schedules FHWA Nominee Vote

November 22, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the agency on highway policy will be considered by a Senate panel this month. The Environment and Public Works Committee is scheduled to meet Nov. 29 to vote on the nomination of Shailen Bhatt […]


Infrastructure

Study Says Charging Network Isn’t on Pace With Electric Truck Development

November 14, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

In December, Tesla Inc. plans to deliver the first of its electric Semi trucks — able to haul a full 40 ton-load some 500 miles on a single charge. These massive batteries-on-wheels may accelerate the transition to electrified transport, but […]


Infrastructure

New Mexico DOT awards more than $5M in EV charging station grants

November 10, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) recently awarded communities approximately $5.1 million statewide in Level Three Direct Current Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Grant Program grants. The funds were distributed in the federal American Rescue Plan Act and are […]


Infrastructure

Utah Receives $800,000 Grant to Assess 40 Bridges on I-84

November 2, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Utah is receiving an $800,000 federal grant to determine how to repair or rebuild 40 at-risk bridges along a rural freight corridor. The Federal Highway Administration planning grant was awarded to the Interstate 84 Uintah Junction to Echo Junction Feasibility […]


Infrastructure

Ohio makes $100M available for EV infrastructure

November 2, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

DriveOhio, a division of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), has begun accepting proposals from companies to install and operate electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. The agency will award $100 million over the next five years. The Federal Highway Administration […]


Infrastructure

South Carolina DOT debt-free after last loan payment made

October 19, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced on Oct. 17 it was debt-free after making the final payment on its outstanding highway bonds. The payment means the department has paid off all of its outstanding debt including State Infrastructure Bank […]


Infrastructure

Michigan receives $1.56 billion for infrastructure

October 18, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently allocated $1.56 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Michigan. A total of $54 million will be used on highway safety programs that improve the safety of Michigan’s transportation system; $363 million will be […]


Infrastructure

Louisiana to Spend $270 Million on Locally Owned Bridges

October 7, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

To stem the tide against state closures of unsafe bridges, Louisiana will receive $270 million in federal funds to fix locally owned off-system bridges. Gov. John Bel Edwards joined state Department of Transportation and Development officials Oct. 5 to tour […]


Infrastructure

U.S. DOT expands financing program to move infrastructure projects forward

October 6, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Build America Bureau will offer low-cost, flexible financing for transit and Transit-oriented Development (TOD) projects at the maximum level allowable, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Tuesday. The new initiative “TIFIA 49” – part […]


Infrastructure

Oklahoma DOT approves newest update of Construction Work Plan

October 5, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation announced the first approval of the Eight-Year Construction Work Plan since the plan’s adoption 20 years ago, the department said Monday. The plan contains $8.4 billion worth of needed transportation improvement projects, the department said […]