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4/20/2018

Hurricane Harvey dumped mud into the Houston Ship Channel, and Port Houston officials recently requested $923 million in federal funds, partially for dredging it. The US Army Corps of Engineers used emergency funds to dredge the channel after the hurricane, but dredging is an ongoing necessity.

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US Army Corps of Engineers
4/20/2018

Each year, AGC of America conducts a survey of members involved in highway construction work to evaluate the state of highway work zone safety. We want to collect information on the number, severity, impacts and potential solutions to highway work zone crashes. Our intention is to use the information we collect from this survey as the main focus of a media and public education campaign we will launch the week before Memorial Day and the traditional start of the summer driving season. Please take this important highway work zone safety survey by May 11.

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surveymonkey.com
4/20/2018

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agc.org
4/20/2018

The Jacksonville Jaguars are proposing a $2.5 billion mixed-use entertainment development near its stadium along the banks of the St. Johns River. The team says the Hart Bridge ramps would need to be modified, and it is negotiating with city officials on specific aspects of the project.

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Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL
4/20/2018

The Bureau of Land Management is beginning the environmental review process for drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and will accept public comments over the next 60 days as well as hold four public meetings in Alaska.

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The Hill
4/20/2018

Toll lanes using variable pricing, built without taxpayer funding, are one of the best tools Southern California can use to reduce traffic congestion, write Baruch Feigenbaum and Rebecca Castaneda of the Reason Foundation. The authors note a 2017 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority recommendation that a 621-lane-mile Express Lane network be built.

4/20/2018

Belarus met with interested companies regarding the country's pilot project for the reconstruction of the M10 motorway. Plans call for the road to become part of the European transport system.

4/20/2018

The Georgia Department of Transportation expects to complete construction of 30 miles of reversible express lanes this summer. The Northwest Corridor Express Lanes will require drivers to use Peach Passes.

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WSB-TV (Atlanta)
4/20/2018

The Federal Highway Administration will accept applications from states and local governments for $60 million in transportation technology grants designed to make transportation safer and more effective using data. Examples of potentially eligible programs are integrated corridor management, real-time traveler information and traffic data collection.

4/20/2018

The E-470 Board of Directors in Colorado has voted to eliminate the $10 annual fee that has been imposed on vehicle owners in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties since the toll road was built 30 years ago, starting Sept. 1. "The E-470 Board is proud to fulfill the promise of ending the fee once the debt is paid off," said E-470 Board Chair Heidi Williams.

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Heidi Williams