ARTBA leader Ruane to retire

June 20th, 2018

Pete Ruane, president and CEO of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), announced he will be retiring from the organization in October 2018 after 30 years of service, ARTBA said in a June 19, 2018, prepared statement. He is the longest tenured head of the 116-year-old organization. After Ruane’s departure, ARTBA executive vice […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Minneapolis-St. Paul council to accept bids for light rail extension in August

July 14th, 2017

The Metropolitan Council in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., announced July 13, 2017, it will begin accepting bids Aug. 15 for the largest public works project in Minnesota history, the planned Southwest Light Rail Transit (Southwest LRT) Project, from downtown Minneapolis to the western suburb of Eden Prairie. The council plans to award civil contracts this fall […]

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VA Commonwealth Transportation Board approves $18.6 billion for transportation projects

June 30th, 2017

On June 20, 2017, the Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved the Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). The program includes $18.6 billion for transportation projects over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2017. Projects include highway, road, bridge, […]

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