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1. 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
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. ACEC/Ohio E-Week Luncheon Explores Hyperloop Technology

Experts in the field of hyperloop technology will provide an in-depth presentation on its potential as a future means of transportation, during the annual ACEC/Ohio Central Ohio Chapter National Engineers Week Luncheon, to be held Thursday, February 21st at the Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center in Powell, Ohio.

Tags: Transportation
7. Final Spending Deal Bill Boosts Transportation Programs

After months of stalled negotiations, including a prolonged partial government shutdown, the House and Senate are finally poised to pass a seven-bill omnibus appropriations package this week that increases funding for several transportation infrastructure programs for 2019.

Tags: Transportation
8. California to Scale Back High-Speed Rail Project

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday that the California High Speed Rail Project will be dramatically cut back.

Tags: Transportation
9. Arkansas DOT Provides $1 million For New University Civil Engineering Research Center

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Transportation has made a $1 million investment in a new Civil Engineering Research and Education Center at the University of Arkansas.

Tags: Transportation
10. FHwA Nominee Nason Says All Transportation Funding Options Are On The Table

At her nomination hearing for FHwA Administrator, Nicole Nason said the Trump Administration will work with Congress to develop a long-term transportation funding solution.

Tags: Transportation

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