September 25, 2018
  • 11:38 am State DOTs Helping Out with Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts
  • 11:24 am Federal Court Grants Temporary Stay of Air Quality ‘Do-Over’ Decision
  • 11:22 am Senate’s Opioid Crisis Response Act Provides New Drug Test Options for State DOTs
  • 11:20 am WEF Research Says Robots Will Create More Jobs Than They Eliminate
  • 11:13 am Report Seeks to Identify Potential Pollution Risks from Hurricane Florence

The New Jersey Department of Transportation is using a $322,461 Accelerated Innovation Deployment or AID grant from the Federal Highway Administration to fund a research project that aims to turn vehicles into roving weather reporters – one of 10 such AID grants FHWA recently announced. The agency said on Sept. 17 it will equip up to […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation launched a new pilot program Sept. 14 that aims to increase opportunities for small business enterprises or SBEs, whereby they can compete to work as prime consultants on federally assisted engineering and design agreements on at least six projects. “We are committed to increasing opportunities for small, disadvantaged, and diverse […]

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The Iowa Department of Transportation is sponsoring a day-and-a-half meeting Oct. 9 through 10 in Ames, Iowa, dubbed the Innovations in Transportation conference, which will include discussions on the future of transportation, including mobility and accessibility, connected and autonomous vehicles, organizational change, and data analytics. The agency said this conference is “designed for transportation professionals […]

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From Sept. 4 through 6 this year, teams from 11 state departments of transportation competed in the 16th annual Southeastern Regional Equipment Operators Roadeo in Rogers, Arkansas, where they pitted their knowledge of safety practices and equipment operating skills against one another in “friendly yet fierce” competition across six categories: tractor-lowboy trailer, tandem axle dump […]

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On Sept. 10, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved “updated infrastructure plans” submitted by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation that call for nearly $6.5 billion in “planned work” on state bridges and highways for the next eight years. The commission also approved a County Improvements of Roads and Bridges or CIRB five-year work plan that will […]

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Energy utility Pepco Holdings filed a request with the public service commission of the District of Columbia on Sept. 7  to implement a “suite of programs” aimed at spurring the use of electric transportation options among the district’s residents. Pepco’s proposed $15.2 million program would provide customers with reduced electric rates, credits, rebates and other […]

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While still working to fix the damage caused by Hurricane Lane in late August, the Hawaii Department of Transportation is now preparing to handle the impact of Tropical Storm Olivia, which made landfall on Sept. 12. The agency said in a pre-storm statement that it paid close attention to safeguarding Hawaii’s commercial harbors (seen above […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation released a second set of data from the state’s tractor-trailer/truck-only tolling program on Sept. 13 that shows a higher than expected volume of commercial truck traffic is being tolled. The agency said its latest data covers from July 11 through August 10 and tallies the number of transactions and […]

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The District Department of Transportation is continuing a series of efforts to spur more “multi-modal” transport options by launching an electric bicycle or e-bike pilot program on Sept. 5, along with extending its “dockless vehicle program” for bicycles and scooters through December of this year. “Mayor Muriel Bowser consistently challenges us to think creatively about […]

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The Federal Transit Administration finalized a $75 million grant agreement with the City of Albuquerque Transit Department – known as ABQ Ride – for a new bus rapid transit or BRT line on Aug. 31. “We support Albuquerque’s investment in BRT, which will enhance transit service for thousands of residents and visitors traveling downtown and […]

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