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House to ignore long-term transportation funding bill and vote on 3-month extension to force Senate’s hand

House to ignore long-term transportation funding bill...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 29, 2015

The House plans to vote today on a new short-term extension for transportation funding, extending solvency for the Highway Trust Fund ...

Funding for Missouri transportation projects jumps 4.5% over projections

Funding for Missouri transportation projects jumps 4.5%...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 29, 2015

Fiscal year 2015 revenue from state taxes and fees used for funding transportation projects in Missouri increased by 4.5 percent ...

Senators continue policy games with transportation funding bill as July 31 deadline looms

Senators continue policy games with transportation...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 28, 2015

While the Senate’s DRIVE Act, H.R. 22, is being lauded for the potential it brings for the first long-term transportation ...

Georgia DOT awards two bridge projects from new $100 million bridge bond program

Georgia DOT awards two bridge projects from new $100...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 27, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has awarded two bridge and approach construction contracts that will be funded from a ...

TRIP report shows 28% of U.S. major urban roads are in substandard or poor condition

TRIP report shows 28% of U.S. major urban roads are in...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 24, 2015

The Road Improvement Program’s (TRIP) recent report on major urban roads finds that 28 percent, including Interstates and freeways, are ...

U.S. drivers log 1.26 trillion miles through May, breaking record set 8 years ago

U.S. drivers log 1.26 trillion miles through May,...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 24, 2015

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reports an estimated 1.26 trillion miles were traveled on U.S. roadways through May of this ...

Senate votes to carry on with 6-year transportation funding bill

Senate votes to carry on with 6-year transportation...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 23, 2015

The Senate DRIVE Act is out of limbo after a 62-36 vote late Wednesday evening that will allow the bill to move ...

Wyoming Transportation Commission awards $14.6 million in highway project contracts

Wyoming Transportation Commission awards $14.6 million...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 23, 2015

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded contracts for six highway projects totaling $14.6 million at its July meeting. The six projects range in ...

Senate DRIVE Act is a 6-year transportation bill with 3-year Highway Trust Fund financing guarantee

Senate DRIVE Act is a 6-year transportation bill with...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 22, 2015

The future of a long-term transportation bill became a bit brighter after Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Barbara Boxer (D-California) ...

Beams rest atop an excavator following a pancake collapse of an overpass being prepared for demolition in Cincinnati. Credit: Liz Dufour/Cincinnati Enquirer

OSHA fines Kokosing Construction for violations related...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 22, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined Kokosing Construction $14,000 for two safety violations related to its investigation ...

SHRP2 Education Connection presents 10 universities with cooperative agreements worth $100,000

SHRP2 Education Connection presents 10 universities...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 21, 2015

Ten universities are receiving roughly $100,000 worth of cooperative agreements from the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Education Connection ...

Transportation innovators: Nominees sought for White House, USDOT Champions of Change

Transportation innovators: Nominees sought for White...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jul 21, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the White House Office of Public Engagement are looking for nominees for a Champions ...

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