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HNTB compiles America THINKS 2016 survey results discussing Americans’ views on transportation

HNTB Corporation released a new compilation of America THINKS 2016 survey results. It highlights Americans’ views on U.S. transportation through three national surveys in 2016 that studied issues associated with funding and mobility, transit oriented development, congestion and tolling.

JTA selects Pond | Michael Baker International JV team’s design for regional transportation center

Michael Baker International, as part of the Pond | Michael Baker International JV, was selected by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) to design a state-of-the-art regional transportation center in the LaVilla area.

UTCs receive $300 million for research on emerging transportation issues

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $300.3 million in grants to 32 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation.

ARTBA 2017 Forecast: Modest growth in transportation construction market

Total transportation construction and related market activity is expected to grow 1.3 percent in 2017, driven largely by increases in highway and bridge private construction activity supporting residential and commercial developments, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) chief economist.

ARTBA Foundation announces 2016 Transportation Development Hall of Fame Honorees

The 34th President of the United States, one of the “fathers” of the Interstate Highway System, and the iconic founders of Caterpillar Inc., have been selected into the 2016 American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s “Hall of Fame.”

Transportation projects in Connecticut and Florida win top national awards

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation has earned the Grand Prize and the Florida Department of Transportation was voted the People’s Choice Award winner in the 2016 America's Transportation Awards competition.

Record number of state and local transportation ballot measures approved

Preliminary November 8 election results show voters in 22 states approved ballot measures that will provide $201 billion in funding extensions and new revenue for state and local transportation projects.

PennDOT accepting applications for 2017-18 improvements under Multimodal Transportation Fund

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) began accepting applications for funding transportation improvement projects under the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

U.S. DOT approves RIDOT’s 10-year transportation plan

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have approved RIDOT's 10-year transportation plan — a first for Rhode Island and only the third long-range plan of its type adopted nationwide.

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