Phoenix mayor co-hosts 'Beyond Traffic' forum

U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton recently hosted a forum about the "Beyond Traffic" draft, a report that reviews transportation infrastructure challenges anticipated in the coming 30 years. “Beyond Traffic" identifies that Arizona will be uniquely impacted by challenges and opportunities over the next 30 years. Read More »

21 U.S. communities receive grants to improve transit access

The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently awarded 21 organizations funding to improve their access to public transit. The $19.5 million will be specifically used on creating or improving mass transit systems. “Transit-oriented development is critical to the success of new projects,” Therese McMillan, the FTA's acting administrator, said. Read More »

AAR reveals latest weekly rail freight traffic update

The Association of American Railroads recently released the latest report about rail traffic within the U.S. for the week ending Sept. 19. The sum of U.S. weekly rail traffic amounted to 566,734 carloads and intermodal units. This is a decrease of 2.5 percent compared to the same week of 2014. The sum carloads for the same week amounted to 285,320 carloads. Read More »

Innovative warning system installed in Michigan town

Officials with the Michigan Department of Transportation have announced that an innovative warning system will be installed at the intersection at U.S. Highway 131/Intertown Road south of Petoskey.This is the first place where MDOT has used this technology, which will give drivers warnings to help avoid collisions. This location was chosen because of its short sight distance. Read More »

Arizona officials honored for expanding driver's license services

The Arizona Department of Transportation earned an award for expanding its driver's license services to authorized third-party businesses in the state. The department received the award at the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators International Conference. In addition, the MVD received recognition for providing more options to attain ID cards or driver's licenses. Read More »

Transportation Dept. says funding vital to building the future of the US

Many experts agree that the U.S. needs to upgrade its transportation infrastructure that's in disrepair and even replace roads and bridges that are hopelessly decrepit. Outdated infrastructure results in waiting in traffic or for buses and trains. The U.S. is striving to meet the needs of its residents, as in the next 30 years there will be 70 million more people in the U.S. Read More »

Phoenix and Sun Corridor megaregion get wake-up call at Beyond Traffic forum

Officials in Arizona and the Sun Corridor received a wake-up call on infrastructure at a Beyond Traffic forum, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said in posting on the U.S. Department of Transportation's website. “I encourage everyone to read the Beyond Traffic framework that looks ahead to 2045 and outlines the infrastructure challenges that the Southwest and other megaregions are facing,” Stanton said. Read More »

Equipment industry rebounding, still room for improvement

While the equipment industry has seen ups and downs this year - exports declining slightly in the first quarter while imports continued to rise, smaller horsepower tractor sales hitting a 10 year high and indications in August that the market was returning - attendees at the 2015 AED/CDK Global Executive Forum in Schaumburg, Illinois, saw reasons for hope. Read More »