Biden Touts Infrastructure; AASHTO Sets Priorities

President Joe Biden said in a statement, “in my first appearance before a Joint Session of Congress, I will lay out … my Build Back Better Recovery Plan. It will make historic investments in infrastructure and manufacturing, innovation, research and development, and clean energy.” The president said this approach would create more than 18 million jobs.

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Buttigieg Gets Confirmation Hearing for Transportation Secretary

Pete Buttigieg – former 2020 Democratic candidate for president and mayor of South Bend, Ind. – touted safety and infrastructure investment as his key priorities during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Jan. 21 to be the 19th U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

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ARTBA: Modest Declines Expected in 2021 for Transportation Construction

The U.S. transportation construction market is expected to shrink 5.5% next year, driven primarily by the severe economic recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the annual forecast released by the Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

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Pennsylvania DOT Faces Crisis

Nov. 30, 2020 – Pennsylvania’s DOT is on the verge of shutting down hundreds of projects and potentially putting thousands out of work, if it can’t get $600 million in emergency funding from the state legislature to make up for slumping gas tax revenue and a lack of federal assistance, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Yassmin Gramian said the…

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TRIP: Georgia Transportation Funding Inadequate for Growth

A smooth, safe and efficient transportation network will be key to future economic growth and progress in Georgia, according to a new report released by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. The statewide report, “Moving Georgia Forward: Road and Bridge Conditions, Traffic Safety, Travel Trends and Funding Needs in the Atlanta Region,” compiles a series of 12 regional reports that…

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Voters Approve Record 94% of Transportation Investment Initiatives

Voters in 18 states have approved a record 94% of state and local ballot initiatives to date, providing an additional $14 billion in one-time and recurring revenue for transportation improvements throughout the country, according to an analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

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