Virginia Railway Express Rolling with Capital Investment

Virginia Railway Express Rolling with Capital Investment

By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) commuter line is just starting a six-year, $1.8 billion capital improvement plan that includes new passenger stations, parking lots, maintenance and storage facilities and other track...
Nebraska Offers $4 Million in Bridge Repair Grants

Nebraska Offers $4 Million in Bridge Repair Grants

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA Nebraska is making $4 million available to repair and replace structurally deficient bridges through a matching program. Counties and local governments are required to contribute 45 percent of each project cost. Bridges must be...
Florida Gets $25 Million for Irma-Damaged Highways

Florida Gets $25 Million for Irma-Damaged Highways

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing $25 million in emergency funding to help address infrastructure repairs in Florida. The money is in response to Hurricane Irma, which closed or restricted dozens of major...
Florida Copes with Flooded Roads

Florida Copes with Flooded Roads

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA More than two dozen major Florida roadways remained closed or restricted due to flooding, downed power lines, debris and other problems caused by Hurricane Irma, which made landfall Sept. 10. Elsewhere, regular road and bridge...
Florida DOT & Private Contractors Brace for Irma

Florida DOT & Private Contractors Brace for Irma

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Sept. 6 ordered road and bridge contractors to halt their work in preparation for this weekend’s anticipated landfall of Hurricane Irma. Construction operations are suspended...