Government, Logistics, TCA

Iowa Commission Approves $3.4 Billion, Five-Year Road and Infrastructure Plan


Iowa’s transportation commission has approved a $3.4 billion Transportation Improvement Program for fiscal years 2019-2023.

Mitchell Schmidt | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
June 13, 2018

Elaine Chao Touts Rural Benefits of INFRA Grants at DOT Ceremony

Milwaukee interstates A $160 million grant will expand the Interstate 94 North-South Freeway near Milwaukee. (Clint Midwestwood/Flickr)

The latest Infrastructure For Rebuilding America grants will increase mobility in both rural and urban areas, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 8, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

West Virginia Turnpike Tolls to Double


West Virginia’s motorists and visitors traveling across the Mountain State learned June 7 that tolls along the West Virginia Turnpike will double when the year 2019 arrives on their calendars.

Greg Jordan | Bluefield (W. Va.) Daily Telegraph
June 8, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Texas Planning Group Outlines Regional Freight Corridor

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In Texas, Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization officials expect to present the draft version of a regional freight corridor plan later this summer.

Michael Hutchins | Herald Democrat (Sherman, Texas)
June 7, 2018
Government, Business

National League of Cities Report: Infrastructure Among Top Issues for Local Leaders

Local elected officials continue to sound the alarm on the challenges stemming from inefficient transportation networks amid the absence of long-term infrastructure funding assurances from the White House and the U.S. Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2018

Sen. Susan Collins Says ‘It’s Hard to See’ Comprehensive Infrastructure Bill This Year

Los Angeles highway traffic (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the Senate’s top transportation funding leader, expressed pessimism over whether her chamber would advance a long-term infrastructure measure this year, a sentiment shared by the Trump White House.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2018
Government, Safety

INFRA Grants Address Congestion, Corridor Expansion

Fischer Fischer by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg

The most recent spate of Infrastructure For Rebuilding America grants will support some major mobility and capacity projects throughout the country.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2018
Government, Logistics

Trump’s Transportation Cuts Rejected by Senate Panel

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Senators are pushing back on President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to transportation and housing programs in a spending bill advanced to the full Appropriations Committee.

Jack Fitzpatrick | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Colorado Set to Be First State to Test ‘Smart Pavement’

Integrated Roadways

Tim Sylvester, CEO of Kansas City, Mo.-based Integrated Roadways, thinks his startup company’s “smart pavement” — bristling with sensors and the latest fiber-optic and wireless technology — could be a lifesaver in mishaps.

John Aguilar | The Denver Post
May 30, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

$1.6 Billion Project Approved by Texas Transport Agency

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After months spent hashing out how to pay the $1.6 billion tab, North Texas’ most pressing freeway need at long last gained the blessing of the Texas Transportation Commission at its May 24 meeting.

Ray Leszcynski | The Dallas Morning News
May 25, 2018