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Caltrans looking to the sun for transportation

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Director Malcolm Dougherty signed a letter of intent with the Province of Noord-Holland (Netherlands) Vice Governor Elisabeth Post, MMC to look at sustainable options for capturing solar energy in transportation infrastructure. Caltrans will explore the Dutch technology, known as SolaRoad , which implements the use of solar panels in roadway projects

FHWA announces grants for advanced transportation and congestion management technologies

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced $60 million in grants to fund cutting-edge transportation improvement technologies that will improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment.

Transportation Investment Advocacy Center website redesigned

An interactive U.S. map featuring the latest state news and information on transportation funding issues powers the redesigned Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC) website rolled out March 7.

U.S. DOT solicits applications for University Transportation Centers Program

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that a maximum of $377.5 million in funding will be available over five years for the University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program, including awards of up to $72.5 million for Fiscal Year 2016. This year, for the first time, two-year institutions of higher education are eligible to partner in the UTC consortia.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx recommends $3.5 billion to expand transit options

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx highlighted $3.5 billion recommended in President Obamas Fiscal Year 2017 budget to advance the construction or completion of 31 rail, bus rapid transit and streetcar projects in 18 states.

Parking report selected as best transportation and land use paper

The Transportation Research Board, at its annual conference, honored a report co-authored by the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) as the best transportation and land use paper of 2016. The pioneering research debunks arbitrary standards that typical U.S. cities use to determine spaces for vehicle parking in their zoning codes.

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.

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