September 19, 2020
  • 1:51 pm Western States Battling Wildfires Get Recovery Funds
  • 1:50 pm Southeastern States Start Recovering From Hurricane Sally
  • 1:38 pm States Continue Receiving FHWA Redistribution Funds
  • 1:32 pm NTIA Encourages FCC to Open 5.9 GHz Spectrum
  • 1:29 pm USDOT Issues $1B in BUILD Grants
 

The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently kicked off two safety initiatives: one to install new directional signage to guide motorists around major incidents on Interstate 26 and the other a campaign aimed at improving the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists when they interact on state roads. [Above photo by the North Carolina DOT.] […]

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is preparing to make available $68 million in matching funds as part of the next round of 2020 grants funded by its Community Crossings program. [Above photo by the Indiana DOT.] That program part of the state’s Next Level Roads program, which is a 20-year plan established in 2017 to […]

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The Iowa Department of Transportation recently released an update to the Iowa Public Transit Long Range Plan to tackle changes to the operating environment and current needs of Iowa’s public transportation system – particularly for rural residents. Meanwhile, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is working with the Wisconsin Department of Administration to disburse $18 million in grants […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation recently opened the grant solicitation period for its Local Bridges Fund and Local Freight Impact Fund programs; two programs that are offering $47.3 million and $30.1 million, respectively, worth of grant monies provided through New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund. [Above photo by the New Jersey DOT.] The Local Bridges […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking public input through October 9 via an interactive website for a freight plan compiled for its District 2 region: a plan that seeks to support the safe and efficient movement of agricultural commodities, forestry products, and manufactured goods. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT.] The Minnesota DOT said […]

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is launching a new campaign called Uncomfortable High to curb marijuana-impaired driving: a campaign Colorado DOT created with input from state residents. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT.] As part of a statewide initiative called The Cannabis Conversation that began in 2017, the Colorado DOT set out to get feedback from state […]

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As part of the statewide focus on walking, walkable communities, and pedestrian safety, the Maryland Department of Transportation is joining with state and local agencies, nonprofits, and communities to host ‘Walktober’ – a month-long series of activities and four virtual webinars to be held in October. [Above photo via Wikimedia Commons.] Those four webinars – […]

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A System Safety Program Plan or SSPP, crafted by TransitAmerica Services Inc./Alternate Concepts (TASI) for the CTrail Hartford Line System, recently received approval from the Federal Railroad Administration — the first SSPP to be approved by the FRA in the country, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. [Above photo by CTrail.] “Being the first […]

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The Maryland Department of Transportation is reducing outlays within its Draft Fiscal Year 2021– 2026 Consolidated Transportation Program or CTP by $2.9 billion compared to its previous plan to account for the revenue impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. [Above photo by the Maryland DOT.] The agency noted in a statement that the reduction reflects a […]

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation joined with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), and 13 cities and towns to forge a collective procurement agreement so public transportation agencies can achieve a greater economy of scale in building projects – ultimately bringing costs down. [Above photo by the MBTA.] Combined, […]

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