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Kentucky to get $3 million in federal aid to fix weather-damaged roads

Kentucky is getting $3 million in federal funds to help the state repair roads damaged by a harsh winter and flooding from heavy April rainfall, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on Thursday. The Transportation Department’s Federal Highway Administration will transfer the emergency-relief funds to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). Read More »

Foxx calls for Highway Trust Fund renewal for 'future generations'

During U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx's visit on Friday to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (LACMTA) new bus maintenance and operations facility, Foxx stressed the importance of supporting public transit. This stop was the latest on Foxx's tour across the country to highlight the importance of infrastructure and transportation investment, and to encourage Congress to reach a solution on reauthorizing federal funding for ground-transportat Read More »

Local, federal officials break ground on new Orlando bus line

Acting Federal Transit Administrator Therese McMillan joined other Orlando officials on Thursday to break ground at the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority LYNX LYMMO bus rapid transit (BRT) line. The new line will improve the connections and options that commuters have to existing transit services located within the Orlando region, helping to reduce traffic and expanding commuters' access to the city. Read More »

Dexter Regional Airport awarded federal grant for runway rehab

United States Senators Susan Collins (Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development) and Angus King recently announced that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) decided to grant $300,000 of federal funds to the Dexter Regional Airport. Dexter Regional Airport is located in Dexter, Maine within Penobscot County. Read More »