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California cuts transportation funding

The California Transportation Commission approved a reduced estimate of projected funding available for the states transportation program by $754 million over the next five years. The Commission's action marks the largest scaling back of the state's transportation program since creation of the current funding structure nearly 20 years ago.

Council of University Transportation Centers honors leaders and students for advancing transportation research

Three leaders in transportation academia, six students, and one long-time industry advocate were honored Jan. 9 by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) for their outstanding contributions to transportation research and education.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies begins construction process of first full-scale passenger system

JumpStartFund's Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT) announced the filing of construction permits with Kings County to kick off construction activities in Quay Valley. Onsite preparation activities will commence in the coming weeks with principle construction beginning by the end of 2nd quarter 2016.

Georgia governor announces major transportation investments

Gov. Nathan Deal released a comprehensive infrastructure maintenance plan made possible through the Transportation Funding Act of 2015. The announcement included an 18-month project list, representing a $2.2 billion investment, and a 10-year list, representing more than $10 billion in investment.

FAST ACT legislation expected to spur transportation infrastructure improvement

The recently enacted Fixing Americas Surface Transportation (FAST) Act will provide stability and predictability for state and local governments as they undertake improvements to the nations transportation infrastructure, according to WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.

PortMiami Tunnel receives Americas Transportation Awards grand prize

The PortMiami Tunnel received the grand prize in the 2015 Americas Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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.

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.

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