May 30, 2020
  • 1:06 pm COVID-19 Will Create Long-Term Impact on State DOT Revenues
  • 12:58 pm States Fine-Tune Performance Targets for Highway Safety
  • 12:54 pm TRB Looks at How Transportation May Change Due to COVID-19
  • 12:50 pm Paper Extols Virtues of ITS for Reducing Traffic Congestion
  • 12:47 pm FHWA to Provide Short-Term FMV Exceptions

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Transportation TV sat down with Paul Ajegba (seen above), director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, for its Two Minute State DOT Update video series. In this video interview, Ajegba discussed the three biggest challenges faced by the Michigan DOT at the time; issues that remain unresolved […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation is making up to $6 million in emergency funding available for more than 50 counties impacted by extensive flooding from multiple storms this spring; part of a recovery effort launched by Governor Brian Kemp (R) as the flood damage did not meet the required threshold for Federal Emergency Management Agency […]

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On May 26, the Oregon Department of Transportation started work on a project to convert more than 8,000 high-pressure sodium streetlights in the Portland area to light-emitting diode or LED fixtures – a change that should reduce the agency’s energy bill for street lighting in the Portland area by half, saving taxpayers $700,000 to $800,000 […]

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation has initiated an effort to re-emphasize highway work zone safety to motorists to coincide with the ramp-up of the state’s annual roadway construction season, which typically runs from April to the end of October. [Above photo by the Wyoming DOT.] “We currently have about 65 active projects throughout the state […]

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While the debate over the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions” or HEROES Act passed by the House of Representatives on May 15 continues, state departments of transportation continue to call for $50 billion to maintain their operations for the next several months due to the severe falloff in motor fuel tax revenues and […]

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During a virtual panel discussion hosted by the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association on May 21, toll road executives from across the country noted that they plan to reduce if not suspend capital investments this year and possibly into 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. [Above photo via the Pennsylvania Turnpike.] Mark […]

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During the annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Safety – held virtually from May 11 through 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic – a panel discussion focused on how changing human behaviors is one key to the success of the Toward Zero Deaths program. [Above photo by […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau is providing up to a $120.1 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act or TIFIA loan to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority to help finance the Gilcrease Expressway West project. [Above photo by the Ohio Turnpike Authority.] That project consists of a five-mile four-lane divided tollway that includes […]

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The National Transportation Safety Board and state department of transportation across the country are calling on motorists to practice highway safety with the same sense of responsibility they applied to reducing the spread of the COVID-19 as the country reopens. [Above photo by the Oklahoma DOT.] While it is too early to tell what will happen […]

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The Federal Highway Administration released a video on May 7 touting the benefits of “Integrated Corridor Management,” which is a surface transportation strategy that targets major highway congestion events, such as truck overturns, chemical spills and multi-vehicle crashes. The vision of Integrated Corridor Management or ICM is to improve the efficient movement of people and […]

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