Chao announces nearly one billion dollars in FAA infrastructure grants

September 24th, 2019

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the department will award $986 million in airport infrastructure grants to 354 airports in 44 states and Puerto Rico and Micronesia. This is the fifth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United […]

Read More Edit

Talking geosynthetics with Congressman Bruce Westerman

August 1st, 2018

One of the few professional engineers in Congress, Republican Rep. Bruce Westerman of Arkansas pulls no punches when discussing the potential use of geosynthetics in federal infrastructure projects. “I think geosynthetics should be part of the toolkit,” Westerman said during a phone interview with Geosynthetics magazine on May 19. First elected to Congress in 2014 […]

Read More Edit

USDOT launches BUILD Transportation program and announces $1.5 billion Notice of Funding Opportunity

April 30th, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on April 25, 2018, published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. USDOT said, BUILD Transportation grants replace the preexisting Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. […]

Read More Edit

USDOT announces new appointments to MAC

October 3rd, 2017

On Sept. 28, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that Secretary Elaine L. Chao had appointed seven new members to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) 13-member Management Advisory Council (MAC). The MAC advises the FAA's senior management on policy, spending, long-range planning and regulatory matters. The MAC's newest members represent a cross section of […]

Read More Edit

USDOT announces $500 Million funding through TIGER program

September 7th, 2017

On September 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) 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. “The TIGER grant program is a highly competitive program whose winners will be awarded with the funding they need […]

Read More Edit

USDOT announces proposed rule to streamline public-private transit projects

August 2nd, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on July 31, 2017, a proposal to facilitate public-private partnerships in public transportation. If adopted, the Private Investment Project Procedures (PIPP) for public transportation capital projects rule would help the federal government develop more effective approaches to spurring private participation and investment in project […]

Read More Edit

FAA awards $527.8 million in grants to airports

June 6th, 2017

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) secretary Elaine Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $527.8 million in airport infrastructure grants to 584 airports across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). “The Airport Improvement Program helps to maintain our aviation infrastructure and supports safety, capacity, security, and environmental […]

Read More Edit