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LaHood dedicates new bridge at Hoover Dam
Link: http://www.dot.gov/affairs/2010/fhwa5410.html
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Headlines from around the Web, Friday, October 15, 2010
From ThePittsburghChannel.com: Trans crisis awaits next Penn. governor
From U.S. DOT: LaHood announces transportation research grants
From StarTribune.com: Twin Cities county blasts transportation plan



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NGCS in Duluth attracts both media and contractors
DULUTH, MINN. — More than 50 contractors, suppliers and agency representatives gathered in Duluth in September to view the first large scale use of the Next Generation Concrete Surface (NGCS) installed on a stretch of I-35.
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VIDEO: Obama urges bipartisan support for infrastructure
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I-94 Badger Interchange project well under way
MADISON, WIS. — Commuters in Madison are closer to driving on a less congested highway now that the Interstate-94 Badger Interchange project is well under way with $43 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez announced.
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Headlines from around the Web, Tuesday, October 12, 2010
From Roads & Bridges: ARTBA announces 2010 trans award winners
From IBTimesUK: New system extracts energy from moving cars on highways
From The Times of India: Guj highways to get $350M boost
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LaHood to discuss tunnel options with N.J. governor
Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-11/u-s-transport-secretary-to-discuss-halted-new-jersey-tunnel-with-governor.html
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WSDOT finishes hanging noise panels on I-5 Ship Canal Bridge
SEATTLE — More than 700 specially designed panels are now installed above the Interstate 5 express lanes on the Ship Canal Bridge as part of a pilot project to reduce traffic noise for nearby residents.
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Headlines from around the Web, Monday, October 11, 2010
From SeattleTimes.com: Highway 99 tunnel to cause traffic woes
From NPR.org: Parkway built on by Depression-era stimulus funds
From LasVegasSun.com: Hoover Dam bypass bridge set to debut
 
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MoDOT on track with five-year direction
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — In March, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced a five-year direction that called for reducing the department's staff size and cutting costs, with the goal of keeping major highways in good condition and improving minor roads. Six months later, the department says it is on track to reduce costs by more than $200 million in the next five years and has already identified $64 million to put toward fixing the pavement on lettered and rural routes.
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Headlines from around the Web, Friday, October 8, 2010
From NJ.com: Governor kills N.J. tunnel project, prospective construction jobs lost
From JOC.com: DOT stimulus spending tops $20 billion
From Roads & Bridges: R.I. faces funding shortfall for road repair
 
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MoDOT adopts new approach to aid eco-friendly efforts
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has adopted an innovative approach to aid in stream improvement that is providing habitat enhancements for endangered fish and wildlife, while reducing project costs and completion times, simplifying the permitting process and making Missouri's roads and bridges safer.
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Headlines from around the Web, Thursday, October 7, 2010
From DJCoregon.com: Oregon’s economic health tied to roadway infrastructure
From MN2020.org: MnDOT saves millions in road construction
From MurfreesboroPost.com: Judge throws out Barrett-TDOT lawsuit
 
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LaHood urges Dems to move on infrastructure
Link: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/labor/122669-lahood-urges-congress-to-move-on-infrastructure-investment-after-election
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LaHood launches “Voices of the Recovery Act” Web feature
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has unveiled a new interactive “Voices of the Recovery Act” Web feature to share the stories of workers on Recovery Act projects around the country.
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Headlines from around the Web, Wednesday, October 6, 2010
From TransportationNation.org: Detroit loses FTA sweepstakes
From ARTBA: ARTBA urges need for multi-year highway investment bill
From LSJ.com: Old concrete reused for Interstate 96
 
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FHWA meets deadline for providing ARRA highway dollars
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has met the Sept. 30 deadline for providing nearly $27.5 billion of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) dollars for highway and bridge projects throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the territories, U.S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced.
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Headlines from around the Web, Tuesday, October 5, 2010
From NewJerseyNewsroom.com: Officials approve bond sale to refinance road projects
From RealAspen.com: Colorado in desperate need for cash to improve roads
From PressofAtlanticCity.com: State halts work on Route 52
From DelcoTimes.com: Stimulus puts transit projects in high gear

 
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LaHood announces grant for interchange near Otay Mesa
Link: http://www.dot.gov/affairs/2010/fhwa5010.html
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Daniels announces creative solution to build new Madison-Milton Bridge
INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Mitch Daniels has announced the long-anticipated replacement of the Madison-Milton Bridge will be completed years ahead of schedule, at 20 percent less cost and with significantly less disruption than originally estimated.
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Headlines from around the Web, Monday, October 4, 2010
From APTA: Transportation leaders convene in San Antonio
From ARTBA: New report quantifies impact of transportation projects
From Roads & Bridges: MnDOT to offer free credits for new HOT lane passes
 



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PPTA implementation manual and guidelines available for public comment
RICHMOND, VA. — The Commonwealth of Virginia has developed draft Public-Private Transportation Act (PPTA) Implementation Manual and Guidelines. The document provides guidance for project development and implementation processes for both solicited and unsolicited PPTA projects, and proactively identifies, assesses and delivers the commonwealth's priority transportation projects in a consistent, transparent, timely and cost-effective manner.

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Headlines from around the Web, Thursday, September 30, 2010
From Star-Telegram.com: North Texas freeways to receive $2B makeover
From StreetsBlog.net: Flawed road formulas lead to sprawl
From Roads & Bridges: N.J. to use computer model to predict traffic
 
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LaHood slams IIHS distracted driving report
Link: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/lahood-slams-iihs-distracted-driving-report-24862.html
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VIDEO: Ground broken on $140M I-5 upgrade project
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Headlines from around the Web, Wednesday, September 29, 2010
From AASHTOJournal.com: Administration to unveil surface trans proposal in February
From SWRNN.com: California freeway project to create thousands of jobs
From ChicagoTribune.com: Illinois governor announces $100 million for transportation
 
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Headlines from around the Web, Tuesday, September 28, 2010
From Roads & Bridges: VDOT to double highway spending
From StarTribune.com: Twin Cities officials put breaks on highway expansions
From NYTimes.com: Overhaul of Brooklyn-Queens Expressway prompting tunnel plans
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MoDOT announces new traveler information map with extended capabilities
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — The Missouri Department of Transportation's online Traveler Information Map, located at www.modot.org, has been helping drivers navigate work zones, snowy roads and flooded routes since 2007. Now it will do even more.
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Headlines from around the Web, Monday, September 27, 2010
From Google/AP: L.A., Beijing to exchange ideas on solving traffic
From The Seattle Times: Conlin signs Highway 99 tunnel study
From IndyStar.com: INDOT lays off 30 employees at headquarters
 
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Headlines From Around The Web

N.C. DOT to cut 400 positions (Winston-Salem Journal)
Georgia DOT commissioner resigns (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Georgia DOT loses another top manager (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
New Road Signs Will Now Wait (The New York Times)
WYDOT staffer wins national post (Billings Gazette)
Schneider named acting IDOT director (The State Journal-Register)
Selection of MDOT director delayed (Hattiesburg American)




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