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Man steals Minnesota DOT truck from work zone, leads police on a 14-mile chase

Man steals Minnesota DOT truck from work zone, leads...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Aug 05, 2015

A 35-year-old man was arrested Monday for stealing a Minnesota Department of Transportation truck from a construction zone, but not before ...

Fifth round of Texas Proposition 1 transportation projects approved at $401.5 million

Fifth round of Texas Proposition 1 transportation...

Posted by Chris Hill on Aug 05, 2015

The Texas Transportation Commision has approved 17 projects valued at $401.5 million as part of the fifth round of the ...

North Carolina bill offers bonds to raise $400 million for road and bridge projects

North Carolina bill offers bonds to raise $400 million...

Posted by Chris Hill on Aug 05, 2015

North Carolina State Representative Dean Arp (R-Union) has introduced a general obligation bonds bill that would supply $400 million for ...

The Texas Department of Transportation's North Tarrant Express project will alleviate congestion for more than 177,000 drivers daily.

Seven state DOTs win western regional America’s...

Posted by Chris Hill on Aug 04, 2015

Departments of transportation for seven western states won America’s Transportation Awards during the 2015 Western Association of State Highway and ...

President Obama signs 3-month extension for Highway Trust Fund

President Obama signs 3-month extension for Highway...

Posted by Chris Hill on Aug 03, 2015

President Obama signed H.R. 3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, on Friday, bringing a close ...

Massachusetts Turnpike toll collector killed after being struck by a pickup

Massachusetts Turnpike toll collector killed after...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Aug 03, 2015

A toll collector at the Massachusetts Turnpike died early Friday after he was hit by a pickup truck driving through ...

Virginia DOT's DBIA National Award of Merit project featuring a diverging diamond interchange at Zion Cross Roads on route 15 over I-64 in Louisa County.

Three state DOTs win Design-Build Institute of America...

Posted by Chris Hill on Aug 03, 2015

The departments of transportation for Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia each won National Awards of Merit in the Design-Build Institute ...

Senate passes 3-month transportation funding extension and long-term DRIVE Act

Senate passes 3-month transportation funding extension...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 31, 2015

The Senate worked double-time on transportation funding issues Thursday, passing the House's $8 billion, three-month extension (H.R. 3236) and its ...

TIGER grant applications reach $9.8 billion, nearly 20x available for transportation projects

TIGER grant applications reach $9.8 billion, nearly 20x...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 31, 2015

Applications for the seventh round of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants amounted ...

Senate on deck for approving House’s 3-month extension for transportation funding

Senate on deck for approving House’s 3-month...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 30, 2015

The House has passed H.R. 3236, a new 3-month extension that provides financing for the Highway Trust Fund and other transportation ...

Maryland makes highway construction engineering plans free online

Maryland makes highway construction engineering plans...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 30, 2015

Maryland has made it quite a bit cheaper for contractors to access plans for highway jobs. In fact, the state's made ...

Connecticut bond commission approves $24.9 million in first round of “Let’s Go CT” infrastructure projects

Connecticut bond commission approves $24.9 million in...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 30, 2015

The Connecticut State Bond Commission has approved $24.9 million in the first round of infrastructure projects under the “Let’s Go ...

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