Mobility solutions come with high price tags!

Nationwide, city executives and transportation officials are examining mobility issues and trying hard to solve congestion problems. Funding is never adequate and frustration grows in both the public and private sectors as traffic congestion becomes almost unbearable. With little relief in sight and transportation needs escalating, citizens throughout the U.S. will be asked to vote […]

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It’s time for public to weigh in and contact members of Congress

Public officials at every level of government continue to face widening gaps between available funding and critical needs related to transportation projects. Contractors stand ready to engage and even bring capital to the table, but one of the programs that has allowed private-sector investment hangs in limbo in Congress. Private Activity Bonds (PABs) are being […]

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USDOT Secretary to announce Smart Cities Challenge finalists at SXSW

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The five finalists for the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Smart Cities Challenge will be named at the upcoming South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival and Conference in Austin, Texas, on March 11-15. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will attend the event and announce those finalists at the Connected Mobility Showcase event on Saturday, […]

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More than 1,000 miles of nation’s bridges classified as ‘structurally deficient’

Consider the length of a drive from New York City to Miami. That’s how far the deck surface of the nation’s structurally deficient bridges would extend if placed end-to-end, according to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). That’s 1,340 miles of bridges that are in need of repair! According to ARTBA’s annual 2015 […]

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Report indicates increasing state support for transportation P3s

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Make no mistake about it. As long as budget gaps continue at the state level and population growth persists, state transportation infrastructure will continue to deteriorate. State officials are exploring a variety of financing methods that might provide solutions. And, according to a recent report by the National Conference of State Legislatures, the number of […]

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Connect NC referendum could mean $2B in contracting opportunities

Private-sector contractors are eagerly awaiting the outcome March 15 of a North Carolina referendum (“Connect NC”) that could result in $1.35 billion in government contracting opportunities on the campuses of North Carolina public universities and community colleges. Voters in the Tar Heel State will decide a ballot issue that would allow the state to borrow […]

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Dayton plan would mean major investment in Minnesota infrastructure

image of the state seal of Minnesota where the governor recently unveiled a $1.4B proposal to address Minnesota infrastructure

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is in an enviable position. Unlike in most other states, Minnesota’s state treasury is sitting pretty with a $1.9 billion surplus. With those funds securely in hand, Dayton recently proposed borrowing $1.4 billion to finance more than 100 public projects throughout the state – from construction at public college campuses to supporting the […]

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