May 31, 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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The Iowa Department of Transportation recently released a proposed five-year surface transportation construction program alongside a long-term public transit strategic plan – dubbed Iowa in Motion 2050 – for public comment. [Above photo by the Iowa DOT.] Presented to the Iowa Transportation Commission on May 12, the heart of the Iowa DOT’s draft fiscal year […]

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation began funding statewide pavement restoration projects in April via money provided from lottery proceeds. [Above photo by the Mississippi DOT.] “MDOT is so appreciative of the legislature for designating a portion of the lottery proceeds to Mississippi’s maintenance needs [and] these funds will help ensure our highways stay safe for […]

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As a result of an accelerated work directive issued by Governor Ron DeSantis (R) in April, the Florida Department of Transportation completed five new “flyover ramps” along Interstate 4/State Road 408 three months ahead of schedule. [Above photo by the Florida DOT.] “Governor DeSantis challenged the department to find ways to accelerate I-4 construction while […]

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Following an executive order issued Governor Gavin Newsom (D) on April 16 partly in concert with a Federal Highway Administration order allowing states to permit food trucks to operate in rest areas, the California Department of Transportation began allowing the temporary operation of food trucks in state rest areas to support essential travel by truck […]

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Efforts to emphasize seat belt use, the dangers of speeding, and greater motorcycle awareness are just some of the safety campaigns being initiated by state departments of transportation across the country. [Above photo by the Maryland State Police.] The Nebraska Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office, for one, is partnering with state and local law […]

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The Kansas Department of Transportation is starting preliminary engineering work on 40 new highway modernization and expansion projects; the first such projects to move forward under the Eisenhower Transportation Legacy or IKE program; approved by the state legislature and signed into law in early April. [Above photo by the Kansas DOT.] “These transportation investments come […]

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