August 14, 2022
  • 2:06 pm Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over 5.9 GHz Spectrum Reallocation
  • 12:36 pm USDOT Issues Over $2B in New RAISE Grants
  • 12:33 pm AASHTO Comments on Clean Water Certification Rule
  • 12:30 pm FHWA, FTA Award $49M in Technology Grants
  • 12:29 pm FHWA Issues Final Retro-Reflectivity Pavement Rule

William “Bill” Panos (seen above) plans to step down as director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation effective September 9, citing family obligations in his home state of California. Ron Henke, the department’s deputy director of engineering, will then serve as interim director. [Above photo by the North Dakota DOT] Governor Doug Burgum (R) […]

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) (above left) and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) (above right) jointly filed a second federal funding application to support bridge and roadway improvements along the eight-mile Brent Spence Bridge Corridor from the Western Hills Viaduct in Ohio to Dixie Highway in Kentucky. This latest funding request is through the Bridge […]

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The Illinois Department of Transportation recently released a new Illinois Aviation System Plan, identifying the short- and long-term needs and goals of the state’s airports and marking the first comprehensive study of its kind in more than 25 years. [Above photo by Southern Illinois Airport] The report analyzed 85 public-use airport facilities, 81 of them […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation and the Eastern Transportation Coalition are seeking state residents to volunteer for a mileage-based user fee or MBUF pilot program. [Above photo by the New Jersey DOT] Motorists who participate can earn $100 and will help policy makers explore potential alternatives to the fuel tax to maintain New Jersey’s […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently helped launch a free, low-speed, driverless, all-electric, multi-passenger shuttle service called “Bear Tracks” for the city of White Bear Lake. [Above photo by Minnesota DOT] While the shuttle is self-driving, the agency stressed that an attendant is always on-board to verify safe operation of the vehicle and aid passengers […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation joined several fellow state agencies to help launch a new anti-litter campaign entitled “PA Fights Dirty: Every Litter Bit Matters.” [Above photo by PennDOT] The creation of this campaign is one of the many recommendations made by Pennsylvania’s first-ever Litter Action Plan, released in December 2021. That plan also won […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation said it has advanced four key projects on I-285 and State Route or SR 400 in support of its Major Mobility Investment Program or MMIP, which represents critical investments in the state’s roadway transportation network to meet regional needs and deliver positive results to motorists and transit users alike. [Above […]

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The Colorado Department of Transportation recently completed the state’s newest wildlife overpass and underpass on U.S. Highway 160 in the southwestern part of the state, celebrating the accomplishment with a ribbon-cutting event. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT] The agency said this wildlife mitigation project would enhance safety for this section of the highway by […]

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Several state departments of transportation across the country recently made funds available to support local transportation projects. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT] The Minnesota Department of Transportation made $250 million in “Corridors of Commerce” funding available on August 1 to support local transportation projects directed by city, country, tribal government, and other qualified organizations. […]

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What does a transportation chief do when a group of self-described tree-huggers publicly expresses unhappiness that your highway project will wipe out a grove of oak trees the group planted decades ago? [Above photo by the Louisiana DOTD] If you are Dr. Shawn Wilson, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, you recognize […]

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