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U.S. DOT announces $500 million funding opportunity through TIGER program

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the opportunity for state and local stakeholders to apply for $500 million in discretionary grant funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.

Public transportation organizations recognized for sustainability accomplishments

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recognized eight of its member organizations for continued achievements in sustainability.  Public transit agencies and businesses voluntarily choose to join the APTA Sustainability Commitment program.

Online voting begins for America’s best transportation projects

State department of transportation projects that revolutionized the way tolls are collected across the state; using high-tech tools like Bluetooth sensors to make work zones safer; and improved pedestrian access to heavily traveled corridors are among the 12 finalists announced in the 2017 America's Transportation Awards competition

VDOT launches SmarterRoads data portal

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) launched “SmarterRoads” (www.SmarterRoads.org), a cloud-based data portal initiative that provides free, widespread access to a wealth of VDOT information

City of Houston, Texas Central sign high-speed rail agreement

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Texas Central railroad company reached agreement to work together on an economic development and jobs-creating plan for a bullet train that will revolutionize travel in the state.

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.
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