February 27, 2017

New estimates released today by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 3.2 trillion miles last year. It is the fifth straight year of increased mileage on public roads throughout the nation, and underscores the demands facing America’s roads and bridges, and reaffirms calls for greater inves...

 COCOLI, Panama — Loaded with more than 6,000 cargo containers, the ship Ever Living prepared for the final leg of its journey through the newly expanded Panama Canal when things hit a snag: The last of the massive steel lock doors failed to open all the way.

The pilots controlling the ship and the captains of the tugboats t...

February 20, 2017

Drones are flying over construction jobsites. The value and usage is beginning to be discovered among many contractors.

In fact, a recent report by Research and Markets states that global demand for drones in real estate and construction industry will reach a cumulative market value of $20.5 billion and a total shipment of m...

February 20, 2017

Pedestrian distractions, notably from smart phones and other portable devices, continue to contribute to traffic and roadway incidents. There is, however, one small town in the Netherlands that is trying a unique approach to calling attention to the need for keeping one’s eyes on the road.

Launched this week, a pilot project...

The developers behind the plan to connect Dallas and Houston via high-speed rail fired back Friday against conclusions in a study that warned the project may run massive deficits.

Texas Central Partners plans to construct a 240-mile Houston-to-Dallas rail line funded by private investors. The company has repeatedly said that...

February 20, 2017

In January of this year, the Expanded Canal contributed to a record 36.1 million Panama Canal tons transiting the new and original locks. This number may seem remarkable, but perhaps what’s even more so is how far back one must only look to find the last time the monthly record was set: December 2016.

Just seven months in, t...

February 20, 2017

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February 10, 2017

The FAA has spent $7.5 billion in congressionally appropriated funds on the air traffic modernization program known as NextGen over the past seven years. That investment has resulted in $2.7 billion in benefits to passengers and the airlines to date, and is expected to yield more than $160 billion in benefits through 2030.
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PRESS RELEASE: Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $859 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $858.6 million in local sales tax allocations for February, 1 percent l...

February 7, 2017

The Panama Canal set a new monthly tonnage record in January 2017 with 36.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS) and 1,260 ships transiting through both the Expanded and original locks.

The previous record was established the month prior, in December 2016, when 1,166 ships transited the waterway for a total of 35.4 million PC/...

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