July 12, 2020
  • 9:19 am Caltrans Announces Statewide Plan to Increase Walking, Bicycling
  • 12:28 pm Tennessee DOT Celebrates Completion of I-440 Project
  • 12:27 pm New Iowa Highway Safety Campaign Focuses on Moms, Moms-to-Be
  • 12:25 pm SCDOT Enhances 511 Traveler Information System
  • 12:23 pm New Guardrail Repair Strategy Generates Savings for Georgia DOT
 

The death of Julie Love 14 years ago spurred employees at the Missouri Department of Transportation to design and build a truck-based machine that would move debris off highways and roads without workers having to exit the vehicle. Called “JAWS,” which is shorthand for “Julie’s Automated Waste-Removal System,” it features an automated drop-down skid-plate mounted […]

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As part of an effort to meet 2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets set by the state legislation, the Washington State Department of Transportation began a “transition effort” on Sept. 4 to convert its three Jumbo Mark II ferry vessels from diesel to hybrid-electric power; a move based in part on a study conducted by […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials seeks to hire a project engineer at its Washington, D.C., headquarters location to support its National Transportation Product Evaluation Program or NTPEP. The project engineer will be responsible for the implementation of new products, monitor the sustainability of current NTPEP technical committees, and serve as a […]

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A mobility study published by Cox Automotive Aug. 23 indicates that the desire to own vehicles is dropping steeply among younger consumers, while awareness and demand for ride-hailing services such as those provided by Uber and Lyft are rising quickly – particularly among those living in urban centers. The study – conducted online by Vital […]

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New research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that lowering the speed limit by 5 mph on city streets can improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists alike, while a separate study conducted by the Illinois Department of Transportation convinced the agency to reduce speed limits along certain stretches of two major […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration said railroads are achieving “significant progress” in their efforts to install positive train control or PTC technology ahead of a Dec. 31 deadline and it has awarded more than $203 million in grant funding for 28 projects in 15 states to further assist with PTC deployment. FRA said in a statement […]

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An analysis conducted by the American Public Transportation Association and the Vision Zero Network found that if a metropolitan area can increase the per capita usage of public transit systems – including heavy rail, light rail, bus service, and commuter rail – those communities can cut their traffic fatality rate up to 40 percent. Specifically, […]

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Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, and Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Brandye Hendrickson officially awarded a $90.2 million grant to the Idaho Transportation Department during an Aug. 29 ceremony to fund its I-84 Karcher Interchange to Franklin Boulevard project between Nampa and Caldwell, west of Boise. The funding, originally provided through the USDOT’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding […]

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The Federal Transit Administration noted on Aug. 29 that the Illinois Department of Transportation and Tennessee Department of Transportation officially received federal certification of their rail transit State Safety Oversight or SSO programs for their respective railway systems. The Illinois DOT provides safety oversight for the Chicago Transit Authority heavy rail system and is jointly responsible with […]

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In a blog post on Aug. 24, Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Brandye Hendrickson touted the long-term benefits of the Interstate 11 project near Boulder City, Nevada, located southeast of Las Vegas. The Nevada Department of Transportation in partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada recently completed the “first phase” of I-11 construction, she […]

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