Insights by Amy Squitieri

FAST Act update from Federal Highway Administration
FAST Act update from Federal Highway Administration

FHWA issued guidance on implementing key provisions of the FAST Act that will hopefully accelerate project delivery and streamline environmental and historic preservation review processes.

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Saving time and money: Exclusions to Section 106 review
Saving time and money: Exclusions to Section 106 review

The report Synthesis of Transportation Exclusions to Section 106 Review explores how federal, state and local transportation agencies are increasingly challenged to deliver more quickly, cheaper and with less staff.

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Envisioning the future of preservation
Envisioning the future of preservation

Preservation will be a topic discussed on a national level and will be central to our nation’s discussion on addressing pressing issues.

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It’s almost May: Get ready to celebrate Preservation Month!
It’s almost May: Get ready to celebrate Preservation Month!

May is Preservation Month. Join thousands of people across the country by attending local events to learn about that national and community history and promote heritage tourism, and the many benefits of historic preservation.

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Training engineers to rehabilitate Louisiana’s historic bridges
Training engineers to rehabilitate Louisiana’s historic bridges

Starting this April, LADOTD will host all-day interactive training sessions to educate bridge engineers and other attendees about the process for developing and implementing historic bridge projects.

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FAST Act speed may be difficult to deliver
FAST Act speed may be difficult to deliver

One of the goals of FAST Act revisions is to streamline the environmental review process for transportation projects. Due to expanded roles for review agencies it may be difficult to achieve accelerated reviews.

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State transportation departments support cultural resources mapping
State transportation departments support cultural resources mapping

State DOTs overwhelmingly agree that mapping tools for cultural resources efforts provide greater access for key audiences and real-time sharing of the mapping data to enhance historic preservation compliance.

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Five years of progress under Indiana historic bridge preservation program
Five years of progress under Indiana historic bridge preservation program

Indiana’s historic bridge preservation program is a groundbreaking model for other states.

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Best of 2015: In case you missed this news you can still use
Best of 2015: In case you missed this news you can still use

As this year rolls to an end, we hope that you enjoyed and appreciated the Mead & Hunt Insights blog dedicated to cultural resource news.

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Roosevelt Bridge rehab, testament to collaborative process
Roosevelt Bridge rehab, testament to collaborative process

The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota recognized work to rehabilitate the Roosevelt Bridge with an Honor Award.

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