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Virginia approves data-driven scoring process to select transportation projects

The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved a new scoring process for transportation projects. Once projects are scored, the CTB will have the best information possible to select the right projects for funding.

First regional winners of America’s Transportation Awards announced

Two New Jersey Department of Transportation projects are the first regional winners in the 2015 America's Transportation Awards competition.

ARTBA: Clean Water Rule will delay transportation projects

A major regulatory proposal announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relating to the Clean Water Act (CWA) will require additional burdensome permitting requirements and could be used as a litigation tool by project opponents, both of which will result in delays to key transportation improvements, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says.

Transportation funding initiatives focus of ARTBA workshop

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) will hold its 2nd Annual National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates on July 15 in the nations capital.

Call for nominations: 2015 ARTBA Women Leaders in Transportation Design & Construction Awards

The American Road & Transportation Builders Associations (ARTBA) Women Leaders in Transportation Design and Construction (WLTDC) Council is now accepting nominations for its annual awards program.

Tennessee releases transportation improvement plan for 2016-2018

Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer released the three-year transportation program, featuring approximately $1.2 billion in infrastructure investments for 39 individual project phases in 32 counties, as well as 15 statewide programs.

NJDOT announces $4.9 billion program for transportation improvements

Trenton, N.J. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced a proposed capital program for Fiscal Year 2016 that supports $2.8 billion in NJDOT and other agency investments and another $2.1 billion in NJ TRANSIT improvements, for a total program of $4.9 billion. The proposed capital budget focuses on safety, mobility, and maintaining assets in a state of good repair. It supports the largest project in NJDOT history the Pulaski Skyway rehabilitation and maintains Local Aid grants to counties and municipalities at robust levels to help ease burdens on local property taxpayers.

ARTBA launches Transportation Investment Advocates Council

Washington, D.C. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) launched a Transportation Investment Advocates Council to provide a home for a national network of business professionals and public officials who share a common interest in building support for transportation infrastructure investments in their state or local community.

CBO report details public spending on transportation and water infrastructure, 1956 to 2014

Washington, D.C. Public spending spending by federal, state, and local governments on transportation and water infrastructure totaled $416 billion in 2014. Most of that spending came from state and local governments: They provided $320 billion, and the federal government accounted for $96 billion. A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report provides information on spending for six types of transportation and water infrastructure.

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