July 14, 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 American Traffic Safety Services Association is seeking the submission of names to be included in its 2019 National Work Zone Memorial; a memorial that honors those who were killed in highway work zone crashes, including: roadway workers; non-impaired motorists; pedestrians; law enforcement officers; and first responders, such as firefighters and paramedics. The deadline for […]

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On Nov. 6 the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Vision Zero Network released what they dubbed the “first‐ever” definition of “Core Elements” for Vision Zero efforts to eliminate highway fatalities in three areas: leadership and commitment; safe roadways and safe speeds; data driven approaches, with transparency and accountability. “ITE is committed to reducing the number […]

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Analysis of 2017 fatality data by the National Transportation Safety Board indicates that highway crashes accounted for 95 percent of the 38,958 people who died in transportation-related accidents in 2017. [Above photo by NTSB.] NTSB’s analysis, released on Nov. 1, noted that 712 fewer people died in transportation accidents in 2017 compared to 2016, with […]

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A survey of nearly 75,000 electric scooter users by the Portland Bureau of Transportation – part of the Oregon city’s 120-day e-scooter pilot program – is providing what the agency described as a “wealth of information” about how people use this new transportation option, particularly as a replacement for car travel. [Above photo by Luis […]

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The USDOT chose five semi-finalists on Oct. 26 for its Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge, which seeks “innovative analytical visualization tools” to help improve safety on U.S. road and railroad systems. [Above photo by Oregon DOT.] “These advanced applications show the potential for data-driven safety solutions that the Department wants to support,” noted Under Secretary of […]

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The Federal Transit Administration participated in two ceremonies in late October to highlight the impact of 2018 grants aimed at improving transit bus services in Kansas City, Missouri, and Blooming, Illinois. [Above photo by the FTA.] FTA’s Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams attended a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 25 as construction got underway on the […]

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The USDOT has officially issued a 131-page final rule to amend Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration regulations regarding the implementation of National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA requirements along with other environmental protocols – steps the agency believes will “accelerate” transportation project delivery times. [Above photo by NCDOT.] Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said […]

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The USDOT’s Build America Bureau is going to provide a $5.95 million Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing or RRIF loan to the Port of Everett in the State of Washington to help fund its Marine Terminal Rail Improvements Phase II Project. The Bureau, which administers the RRIF credit program, functions as a “one-stop shop” to […]

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The latest research updates for an annual study overseen by the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota estimates the impact of traffic congestion on access to jobs indicates that Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco are now the top three U.S. metropolitan areas for “loss in job accessibility” due to traffic congestion. [Above […]

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The U.S. Census Bureau unveiled a new data visualization tool on Oct. 17 that allows the general public to explore the connections between higher education and job-training programs to subsequent employment and earnings. [Above photo by Utah DOT.] The agency said it is building such data sets via its Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes pilot program project, through which […]

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