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Nashville, Tenn.'s exhilarating growth has provided immense benefits to the region. The flip side of all that expansion, however, is that traffic has increased by a whopping 60 percent since 2005 along the area of I-24 that connects Nashville southeast to Murfreesboro, the fastest growing city in Tennessee.

Transportation construction workers face on-the-job risks that federal officials should address as they focus on the rising tide of pedestrian fatalities on the nation's roadways, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) July 15 told participants at the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Transportation will issue a $1.3 billion grant to Metro for the final phase of the Purple Line subway extension — the last major piece of funding required to completion construction. The funding agreement, announced recently by Senator Dianne Feinstein, will cover more than one-third the $3.6-billion price tag for the third section of the Purple Line extension, which will span roughly 2.5 mi.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao recently announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $520.5 million in airport infrastructure grants to 287 airports in 41 states. With this announcement, the Trump Administration has invested a historic $11.4 billion to more than 2,000 airports across the United States for safety and infrastructure improvements since January 2017.

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the Trump Administration will invest $900 million in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Anchorage has been awarded a $25 million grant to assist with upgrades to the Port of Alaska, officials said. The U.S. Department of Transportation grant will help fund construction of a new $214 million petroleum and cement terminal that is part of a $2 billion modernization project.

The New York City Department of Transportation has given contractors the nod to begin work on a project to restore the Brooklyn Bridge. Navillus Contracting and the MLJ Contracting Corp. are partnering on the $238 million restoration work. A post on the MLJ website noted: "Contract work includes cleaning and restoration of the historic granite towers and arch blocks, rehabilitation of the historic brick interiors of the Brooklyn and Manhattan arches, a comprehensive jet grout program to reinforce the foundations of the Manhattan arches, and reconstruction/rehabilitation of the brick infill walls and stone features of the Manhattan arches." The work, falling under DOT's Contract 7, is part of an ongoing rehabilitation effort that has included rehabilitation, repair and re-striping of the ramps and approaches to the Brooklyn Bridge to improve safety, reduce congestion on both the Brooklyn and Manhattan approaches; the painting of the entire bridge to prevent steel corrosion and rehabilitation of stone masonry walls at approaches and ramps.

The Sept. 26 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) repeal of a 103-year-old federal procurement rule is a major victory for motorists that should spur deployment of new technologies to help save lives, minimize congestion and improve the performance of the nation's highways, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a total of $300 million in federal funding allocations to three rail transit projects in Arizona, California and Washington. Funding is provided through FTA's Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program.

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $495 million in airport infrastructure grants, the second allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States.

On June 5 the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced more than $840 million in grants awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve infrastructure at airports throughout the country. This includes nearly $20 million to five Utah airports.