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eNews • October 7, 2016
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Did You Know?

How much does it cost to build a mile of road?

Construction costs per mile of road depend on location, terrain, type of construction, number of lanes, lane width, durability, number of bridges, etc. Approximate costs:

  • Construct a new 2-lane undivided road – about $2 million to $3 million per mile in rural areas, about $3 million to $5 million in urban areas.
  • Construct a new 4-lane highway — $4 million to $6 million per mile in rural and suburban areas, $8 million to $10 million per mile in urban areas.
  • Construct a new 6-lane Interstate highway – about $7 million per mile in rural areas, $11 million or more per mile in urban areas.

Source: American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Congress Passes WRDA bill, Work to Resume in Lame Duck Session

Congress Passes WRDA bill, Work to Resume in Lame Duck Session

On September 28th, the House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 by a vote of 399-25.

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DOT Aims for Zero Traffic Deaths Within 30 Years

DOT Aims for Zero Traffic Deaths Within 30 Years

Three DOT agencies and the National Safety Council have teamed up to launch a new initiative with the goal of eliminating traffic deaths on U.S. roads within the next 30 years.

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Hanjin Shipping lays off about one-third of U.S. staff

Hanjin Shipping lays off about one-third of U.S. staff

Sources said the South Korean liner carrier will lay off about 180 members of its 500 person workforce in the United States.

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Railroads see intermodal match-back opening widening

Railroads see intermodal match-back opening widening

North American railroads are pitching new match-back opportunities at inland operations in order to scare up business in what has become an historically weak market for the international intermodal sector.

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The Soy Transportation Coalition is comprised of thirteen state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board. The National Grain and Feed Association and the National Oilseed Processors Association serve as ex-officio members of the organization.

Soy Transportation Coalition
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Phone: (515) 727-0665 Fax (515) 251-8657
Email msteenhoek@soytransportation.org
Web www.soytransportation.org

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