MUTCD. Five letters that cannot be pronounced, but that represent what is arguably the most important document in transportation engineering
Eno Transportation Weekly
To keep up what Eno started, we are proposing a new look at the old rules of the road.
October 29, 2015 – The Department of Transportation today announced the recipients of $485 million in national infrastructure investment (a.k.a.
October 2, 2014 – Detailed analysis of a GAO report analyzing the process by which USDOT evaluated TIGER grant applicants and criticizing the lack of transparency in the process.
November 10, 2014 – Data underlying a recent GAO study reveals that in FY 2013, of the $41 billion in contract authority obligated by FHWA, ust under 6 percent of that $41 billion went to building new highways or bridges. Another 15 percent went to adding new capacity (usually, but not always, new lanes) to existing highways and bridges. 40 percent of the budget went to some kind of maintenance, rehab or refit of existing roads and bridges. Another 19 percent goes to engineering, right-of-way acquisition, planning and utilities, which are an integral part of all projects, but the way FHWA codes its expenses does not differentiate between planning/engineering/etc.
The United States is increasingly a metropolitan nation, with more of the population concentrating in urban areas. The largest of these regions contribute disproportionately to our national economy, serving as centers of innovation and activity that create jobs opportunities, and economic benefits nationwide.