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NTSB: Need to manage speed on U.S. streets

Cities across the U.S. lauded a report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that concluded that excessive speed is one of the most significant causes of both crashes and fatalities on U.S. roadways.

Executive Order expected to streamline infrastructure permitting process

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao joined President Donald J. Trump as he signed a new Executive Order to streamline the permitting and review processes for infrastructure projects.

Arcadis awarded general engineering contract for GDOT

Arcadis announced a five-year contract for general engineering and support services with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). The on-call program is for up to $100 million in task orders for highway projects, including bridge replacements, road widening and interchange improvements.

TransCore awarded two ITS maintenance contracts in Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) selected TransCore for two Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) maintenance contracts totaling $40 million over the next five years.

U.S. DOT proposes $78.88 million in FASTLANE grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation provided a list of 10 proposed FY 2017 FASTLANE Small Project grant awards totaling $78.88 million to the authorizing committees of jurisdiction for a 60-day Congressional review period.

BTS releases freight statistics by mode since the recession

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) has shown that all but one of the major freight modes grew since the recession that ended in June 2009 with rail intermodal growing the fastest.

CH2M pilots multi-state, mileage-based user fees effort to support I-95 Corridor Coalition

The I-95 Corridor Coalition is set to test the design, implementation and acceptance of user-based alternative revenue mechanisms for funding transportation. CH2M is performing the overall project management, planning and technical work for the project, which will look at mileage-based user fees as one of the alternatives.

Hyperloop One achieves historic speeds

On July 29, 2017, Hyperloop One successfully completed its second phase of testing, achieving historic test speeds traveling nearly the full distance of the 500-meter DevLoop track in the Nevada desert.

U.S. DOT proposes rule to streamline P3s in transit projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a proposal to facilitate public-private partnerships (P3s) in public transportation.
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