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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FTA releases more than $12 billion for public transportation

July 6th, 2017

On July 5, 2017, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released more than $12 billion in formula and discretionary funds under the 2015 Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017. The appropriations include money under the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Program, Urbanized Area Formula Program, Rural Areas Formula Program, Enhanced Mobility […]

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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notice issued June 21, 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) rescinded $857 million of unobligated balances apportioned to states.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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INDOT’s 2015 investments in roads and bridges exceeded $1 billion

January 6th, 2016

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced that the agency’s 2015 construction season resulted in an investment of more than $1 billion in state and local roads, bridges, trails, and traffic safety projects. The mix of federal and state transportation funding, along with money from Gov. Mike Pence’s Major Moves 2020 program, allowed INDOT […]

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Six-year $478b transportation bill sent to Congress

April 3rd, 2015

‘Grow America’ to address U.S. infrastructure woes On Monday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a press release describing a six-year, $478 billion transportation reauthorization bill that was sent to Congress March 30. Called the Grow America Act by the Obama administration, the proposed bill “invests in modernizing America’s infrastructure.” The release said that […]

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