Category Archives: Transportation, Transit

February 27, 2012

2013 federal budget – Transportation, a closer look

Its been about two weeks since the President released his administration's 2013 budget proposal.  And while it is just that, a proposal, and there are certainly other issues before the Congress, I thought it would be a good idea to start taking…
February 27, 2012

House transportation bill remains a work in progress

As the Senate seems ready to move forward with floor debate on its version of a transportation authorization legislation, House leaders have stated their intent to revise what came out of committee. It is widely known that the House bill…
February 18, 2012

Transportation bills stall in both Houses of Congress

Both the House and Senate proposals to enact a new transportation authorization bill have stalled in their respective chambers. And as different as the bills are (see comparative summary), so are the reasons for their current state. In the House,…
February 16, 2012

Amtrak celebrates beginning of new 110 mph rail service

Recently Amtrak and MDOT received federal funding to increase the maximum speeds of Amtrak trains in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana to 110 mph. Yesterday, federal, local and state officials joined Amtrak and MDOT for a demonstration of the new…
February 15, 2012

MDOT Call for 2015 Projects for Local Bridge Program

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is soliciting applications for candidate projects for the Local Bridge Program in which selected projects will be funded during the 2015 fiscal year. Click Here for more information and application requirements. The deadline for…
February 13, 2012

Local Agency Force Account Workshop

As of February 1st MDOT has suspended the use of the force account by local agencies on federally funded projects for 90 days. MDOT will be conducting a review process which will include the Michigan Muncipal League during the 90…
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