July 10, 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 Federal Highway Administration issued $43.3 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment or ATCMTD grants to 10 states for “forward-looking technology” projects that use feature real-time traveler information, vehicle communications technologies, artificial intelligence, and bicycle-pedestrian safety systems. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT.] Established by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation or FAST Act, the […]

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The U.S. Maritime Administration is disbursing $9.5 million in grants to eight marine highways projects via its America’s Marine Highway Program or AMHP. Those grants will help support the enhancement of navigable waterways and expands existing waterborne freight services in 10 states along with American Samoa. [Above photo via MARAD.] The agency said its AMHP […]

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The Federal Highway Administration issued a notice of funding opportunity on June 18 for $2.4 million in Work Zone Data Exchange or WZDx grants to promote the development of shared data feeds on work zones across America’s states and localities. [Above photo by the Louisiana DOTD.] The agency said information from those data feeds would […]

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The Transportation Research Board is accepting entries for its 14th annual “Communicating Concepts with John and Jane Q. Public” competition to highlight successful crisis communication outreach programs dealing with natural disasters to the recent COVID-19 pandemic. [Above photo by TRB.] Key questions to be addressed in this year’s competition include: How have transportation providers prepared […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration recently issued two notices of funding opportunity; the first for the third round of $291.4 million in grants via its Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair program and the other offering $293,000 for Railroad Trespassing Suicide Prevention Program projects. [Above photo via the FRA.] The FRA’s $291.4 million good repair […]

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Researchers at Purdue University are working to create “intelligent concrete” that would help cut down on road repairs and traffic delays; an effort based on information gleaned from a pilot project conducted jointly with the Indiana Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the Indiana DOT.] Lana Lu, an associate professor at the university’s Lyles School […]

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The Federal Transit Administration awarded a total of $22.97 million to 23 organizations around the country on June 11 from its Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning program, which assists communities that are developing new or expanded mass transit systems. [Above photo by the FTA.] The agency also issued $3.5 million in grants for 17 projects in 16 states on […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation issued nearly $3.3 million in cooperative funding agreements via its Safety Data Initiative to state, local, and tribal governments on June 10 to develop and deploy innovative data tools and information to improve roadway safety. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] The awards follow a notice of funding opportunity issued in November […]

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An executive order issued by President Trump on June 4 seeks to speed up infrastructure investments while “providing appropriate protection for public health and safety, natural resources, and the environment, as required by law.” The order also directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to use “all relevant emergency and other authorities to expedite work on, […]

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The Federal Transit Administration issued a total of $891 million in Capital Investment Grants or CIGs to 12 transit infrastructure projects across the country on May 29, followed by $130 million in grants on June 2 through its Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) grant program to support the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit […]

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