February 3, 2023
  • 1:19 pm AASHTO Joins “First Movers” Roadway Safety Partnership
  • 1:15 pm FRA to Expand Passenger Rail Grant Amount
  • 1:10 pm Amtrak: Entering ‘Exciting Time’ for Passenger Rail
  • 1:08 pm AASHTO Asks FMCSA for Emergency Exemption Clarifications
  • 1:05 pm ETAP Podcast: NYSDOT Details Transportation Resilience Efforts

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) (above) recently proposed that the state legislature invest a total of $7 billion over the next four years in the state’s transportation infrastructure. [Above photo by the Florida Governor’s Office] Overseen by the Florida Department of Transportation, the governor’s “Moving Florida Forward” proposal would invest $4 billion of general revenue, […]

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The Maine Department of Transportation recently released the 2023 edition of its three-year Work Plan, which includes all capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations activities, planning initiatives, and administrative functions for the agency from now through 2025. [Above image by the Maine DOT] Maine DOT noted that its updated three-year plan now contains 2,599 […]

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Governor Jim Justice (R) and the West Virginia Department of Transportation recently hosted an event officially commemorating the completion of the $221 million I-70 Bridge Project in Wheeling. [Above photo by the WVDOT] While major construction on the project is complete, painting below some of the bridges and other minor work will continue into 2023, […]

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The Illinois Department of Transportation will tell you that scuba gear is not standard equipment for bridge inspections. However, as federal mandate requires bridges crossing more than 20 feet of water to undergo underwater inspection every five years, the agency keeps a team of specially-trained scuba divers at the ready. [Above photo by the Illinois […]

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If it’s been a long time since you’ve “rock and rolled” in a snowplow, never fear: “Sled Zepplin” will soon be here … clearing snow and ice state roads in Massachusetts. [Above photo by MassDOT] “Sled Zepplin” is one of the 12 winning monikers submitted statewide by public elementary and middle school classrooms as part […]

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation is one of several state agencies participating in a new tourism and marketing campaign tied to the 100th anniversary edition of the North Dakota state highway map. [Above photo by the North Dakota DOT] The 2023 campaign builds off “image and advertising effectiveness” research that took place in 2022. […]

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Maryland and Massachusetts have new leaders for their respective state departments of transportation. Governor Wes Moore (D) named Paul Wiedefeld (above at right) secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation on January 24 during a press event. Meanwhile, Governor Maura Healey (D) appointed Gina Fiandaca (above at left) secretary of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation […]

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The Texas Department of Transportation is joining forces with Cecilia Abbott (above), wife of Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), and a host of other state agencies this January as part of Human Trafficking Prevention month. [Above photo by the Texas Governor’s Office] The agency is working to further raise awareness among the public about human […]

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Automated vehicles are slated to begin operating on rural roadways in central and southeast Ohio as part of the Rural Automated Driving Systems or RADS project spearheaded by DriveOhio, a division of the Ohio Department of Transportation. [Above photo by DriveOhio] Funded in part by a $7.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, […]

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Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) and the Illinois Department of Transportation recently awarded $113.8 million in grants to 32 urban and rural downstate transit providers via the Rebuild Illinois capital program established in 2019. [Above photo by the Illinois DOT] This latest round of Rebuild Illinois funding brings the total investment in downstate transit via competitive […]

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