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Congress passes five-year surface transportation bill

Both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate overwhelmingly approved the Fixing Americas Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, five-year legislation to improve Americas roads, bridges, public transit, and rail transportation systems and reform federal surface transportation programs.

ARTBA forecast: Expect modest growth in 2016 U.S. transportation construction market

Passage of a five-year federal surface transportation bill, increased investment from state and local governments, and continued strengthening in the U.S. economy are the key factors driving an expected 4 percent growth in the 2016 U.S. transportation construction market, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Associations (ARTBA) chief economist.

Virginia announces major transportation improvements to the I-95 Corridor

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced major projects to improve transportation on one of the most heavily traveled corridors in the country I-95 and I-395 in Northern Virginia.

Colorado Transportation Commission green lights Grand Avenue Bridge project

The Colorado Transportation Commission, acting as the Bridge Enterprise Fund, has approved the supplemental budget required to allow the Grand Avenue Bridge project to move forward with construction. The project Construction Manager General Contractor, or CMGC, is the Granite Construction and RL Wadsworth Joint Venture.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx announces $282 million loan for US 183 project in Texas

.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for $282 million to finance construction of additional lanes on an eight-mile stretch of US 183 in Austin, Texas.

Transportation funding initiatives win big on November ballot

Preliminary Nov. 3 election results show voters in eight states approved 26 of 37 (70 percent) state or local referendums to increase transportation funding, according to an analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Associations Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (ARTBA-TIAC).

ARTBA hosts 4th annual Local Transportation Management & Safety Virtual Conference

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) will once again bring a virtual education experience to the desktops of hundreds of city and county government officials charged with helping to build, manage and maintain the millions of miles of roads, bridges and transit systems that make up the U.S. transportation network.

RIDOT releases 10-year transportation plan

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) released a 10-year transportation vision for the state of Rhode Island. The detailed, project-by-project plan calls for a $1 billion surge of additional investment in the state's transportation infrastructure, primarily focused on bridges.

White House, U.S. DOT recognize Transportation Champions of Change

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the White House, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Transportation, recognized 11 individuals from across the country as White House Transportation Champions of Change.
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