Panorama: California passes law to spend $52.4 billion on infrastructure, and EPA’s hydrologic evaluation of landfill performance (HELP) model

August 1st, 2017

California passes law to spend $52.4 billion on infrastructure Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a package of legislation to improve transportation and create jobs in communities across California. “Safe and smooth roads make California a better place to live and strengthen our economy,” said Gov. Brown. “This legislation will put thousands of people to […]

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California Transportation Commission approves $593 million in funding

July 12th, 2017

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved nearly $593 million for 124 transportation projects aimed at alleviating traffic delays, repairing aging roads and bridges, and encouraging bicycling and walking. The funding is part of a larger push to rebuild and maintain the Golden State’s infrastructure. “These projects will help us maintain and modernize California’s transportation system,” […]

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USDOT rescinds $857 million from federal aid to state highway funds

July 6th, 2017

In a notice issued June 21, 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) rescinded $857 million of unobligated balances apportioned to states. The rescission applies to funding from programs ranging from Interstate Maintenance to the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program. Federal law required the rescissions under the Department of […]

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History of geosynthetics use on national forest roads

June 1st, 2017

Introduction The objectives of this article are to document the long history of geosynthetic materials used in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and other rural roads, to document the many creative and useful ways geosynthetics have been used, and to promote the cost-effective uses of geosynthetics in road projects today, particularly on […]

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