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1. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Announces Republican Committee Members

With the 118th Congress underway and Republican leadership set, GOP members are now receiving their committee assignments. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will be chaired by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) and Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) will be the ranking member of the committee.

Tags: Transportation, congress
2. White House Action Plan to Accelerate Infrastructure Highlights ACEC Research Institute Study

Washington, DC – Today, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Board Chair Art Barrett joined infrastructure leaders at the White House for the Accelerating Infrastructure Summit to discuss efficient implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Participants included White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor, and AASHTO President Shawn Wilson, Ph.D.

Tags: infrastructure, Transportation
3. PennDOT Suspends Operations in Face of Coronavirus

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is suspending all operations, including construction, except critical and emergency work due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Tags: Transportation
4. ACEC Michigan and Michigan DOT Renew Partnership Charter

Before a packed house of over 650 ACEC/Michigan members and Michigan DOT engineers, MDOT Director Paul Ajegba and ACEC MI President Steve Gravlin signed a renewed Partnership Charter. Pictured left to right: ACEC MI Executive Director Ron Brenke, Ajegba, and Gravlin.

Tags: Transportation
5. Transportation Infrastructure Market Forecast to Grow by 5 Percent in 2020

The U.S. transportation infrastructure market will grow by least 5 percent in 2020, according to the latest forecast by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

Tags: Transportation Funding, Transportation
6. U.S. Cities Play Catch Up on High-Speed Rail

“THIS IS THE reinvention of train travel in America,” Patrick Goddard, a dapper Irishman and the president of Virgin Trains USA, declared in late June. The path to reinvention traveled through a nondescript platform outside Orlando International Airport, where Goddard and area luminaries had gathered for the groundbreaking of the company’s new Orlando-to-Miami route. It was made possible by 67 wealthy investors, who had collectively financed the project with $1.75 billion in private bonds.

Tags: Transportation, High-speed rail, Highways, Transit
7. Guest Blog Post: AASHTO's Tymon on the Public Rewards of Transportation Research Funding

AASHTO Executive Director Jim Tymon highlights the significant ROI and savings from R&D investment in the transportation industry.

Tags: Guest Post, Transportation
8. FHWA Finalizes Guidance on New “Safe Harbor” Indirect Cost Rate Policy for New and Small Firms

ACEC Senior Director Transportation Programs Matt Reiffer discusses how the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is expanding and making permanent a “Safe Harbor” Indirect Cost Rate policy for state departments of transportation.

Tags: Transportation
9. Road Travel Set Mileage Record In 2018

Total U.S. vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reached a record-setting 3.225 trillion in 2018--an increase of 12.2 billion miles compared to 2017--according to the Federal Highway Administration. For the fifth year in a row, VMT topped 3 trillion.

Tags: Transportation
10. Congressional Transportation Leaders Optimistic About Passing Infrastructure Program

At the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) 2019 Washington Briefing this week, House and Senate transportation committee leaders said all funding options are on the table for delivering a new transportation infrastructure bill this year.

Tags: Transportation

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