Parking – just as problematic as congestion!

Think traffic congestion is a pain? Try finding a parking space! It’s a growing problem in America, particularly in cities. Finding a place to park near a commercial building, medical center, college campus or residential housing in a mixed-use development is often impossible. Government officials are developing programs and designing apps in an effort to […]

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GAO report suggests comparing federal funding of bridges to investment outcomes

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More than 204 million motor vehicles make daily crossings over approximately 60,000 bridges in the United States that are classified as structurally deficient. The federal government over the last decade has pumped between $6 billion and $7 billion per year into bridge projects. Now, a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report  is recommending that the […]

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Federal transportation grants of $800M to support road, rail, port projects

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Federal transportation grants totaling nearly $800 million are expected to leverage additional federal, state, local and private funding to support $3.6 billion in infrastructure investment in the United States. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx this week announced the first round of funding from the FASTLANE federal grant program toward 18 urban and rural road, […]

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California OK’s cap-and-trade spending program providing $900M for projects

Two years of debate over allocation of funding from California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund ended Wednesday, resulting in a $900 million windfall of new funding for a variety of state programs from transportation projects to creation of parks and green spaces. A morning deal struck between the governor and state lawmakers on the state’s cap-and-trade […]

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Texas approves largest-ever, 10-year, $70B transportation spending plan

Transportation infrastructure contracting opportunities will be abundant in Texas over the next 10 years. The Texas Transportation Commission this week approved the largest transportation spending plan in the history of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) – $70 billion – by ratifying the 2017 Unified Transportation Program. The $70 billion program will concentrate on capacity […]

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Applications for 2016 TIGER grants exceed available funding by $8.8 billion

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One of the most astounding statistics relative to the annual award of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program is the amount by which applications for funding exceed the funding available. Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) grant program has received 585 applications from throughout […]

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Maryland DOT to issue RFP for ‘concept’ for traffic mitigation

Traffic congestion – it’s a major cause of headaches and heartburn for U.S. transportation officials and the motoring public. With transportation infrastructure funding steadily declining, “innovation” has become the buzz word as government officials seek ways to mitigate growing traffic problems nationwide. The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is taking innovation to a new level. […]

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