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Freight Bottlenecks Are a $42B Hidden Cost On U.S. Economy, Federal Data Shows

Freight bottlenecks cost the U.S. economy more than $42 billion in 2019 — a hidden tax on the American people that is only likely to increase as the country fully opens, according to a review of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data....


Data Reveals Federal Investment Helped Advance 22,000 Highway Improvement Projects in 2020

State governments leveraged $29 billion in federal funds to advance $70 billion in highway improvements during fiscal year (FY) 2020, according to new federal data. An interactive dashboard created by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) provides U.S....


Asphalt Producers Among Nation's Top Recyclers

Asphalt, you ask, has gone green? Yes, and they're not new players in the space, either, according to NAPA. The country's most diligent recyclers are asphalt mixture producers, who utilize more than 94 percent of old asphalt pavements in new pavement construction....


New Dashboard Highlights Benefits of Highway Investment in Alabama

A first-of-its-kind interactive tool that provides the public and elected officials a clear look at how and where U.S. states invest their transportation tax dollars has revealed that Alabama leveraged $731.4 million in federal funds to advance $902.6 million in highway improvements during fiscal year (FY) 2018....


ABC Technique Proves to Be as Easy as 1-2-3

Modular, prefabricated bridge designs have proven to be a critical component of accelerated bridge construction (ABC). The FHWA favors the ABC bridge construction technique especially in the design of highway bridges that feature varied spans, skew angles and construction materials....


ACPA Awards 2019 Sustainable Practices Award to the Federal Highway Administration

ACPA presented its 2019 Sustainable Practices Award to the Federal Highway Administration. The award was presented in recognition of leadership in creating a framework for sustainable design and construction practices that consider societal, environmental and economic factors (the triple bottom line)....


Seven State DOTs Get FHWA Grants to Test 'Alternate' Infrastructure Funding Methods

The Federal Highway Administration awarded $10.2 million in Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives or STSFA grants to seven state departments of transportation on Feb. 12; grants that aim to test "new ways" to finance highway and bridge projects....


FHWA Poised to Act on Century-Old Barrier to Transportation Project Innovation

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Nov. 14 said it would amend or repeal a century-old regulation related to the development and deployment of new products on U.S. transportation projects. The agency's move comes in response to a March 27 filing from the Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), which noted the Woodrow Wilson administration era-rule is today impeding innovations that could save lives, minimize congestion, or otherwise improve the quality of the nation's highways....


FHWA Offers $300M in Grants for Federal Lands, Tribal Projects

The Federal Highway Administration published a 22-page Notice of Funding Opportunity in the Federal Register on Oct. 4 to make $300 million available through its Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects or NSFLTP program – with this funding being made available “for the first time” to build and repair roads and bridges that serve tribal or federal lands, according to a statement from the agency....


Fifty Years in the Making — I-95 Finally Connects Maine to Florida With Opening of the 'Missing Link'

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, PennDOT, FHWA and elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, cut the ceremonial ribbon Sept. 21, 2018, on Stage 1 of the PA Turnpike/I-95 Interchange project....






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