August 8, 2020
  • 11:46 am AASHTO’s Tymon Named a ‘Top 25 Newsmaker’ by ENR
  • 11:43 am MIT: Fully Autonomous Vehicles Remain a Decade Away
  • 11:39 am Podcast: AASHTO’s Tymon Talks National Infrastructure Needs
  • 11:36 am Study: Carpool Payments Would Reduce Traffic Congestion
  • 11:33 am FAA Awards Grants for Drone Emergency Response Research
 

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission recently approved a nearly $880 million County Improvements for Roads and Bridges or CIRB plan, updated for fiscal years 2021 through 2025. [Above photo by the Oklahoma DOT.] That plan, managed by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, is set to replace or rehabilitate 313 county bridges – of which 151 are […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation recently released $161.25 million in fiscal year 2021 County Aid grants to help fund local infrastructure improvements. Those grants are funded through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund. “County Aid is just one of many programs [that help] our communities by improving infrastructure throughout New Jersey at every level […]

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Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) and the Illinois Department of Transportation issued the second of six $250 million grants to counties, municipalities and townships on July 31 to address local transportation needs – funds that come from the six-year, $45 billion Rebuild Illinois capital plan established in 2019. [Above photo by the Illinois DOT.] Those grants […]

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will work together on a $250 million project to deepen the lower portion of the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico through Baton Rouge to 50 feet; providing deep draft access to the ports at Plaquemines, New Orleans, South Louisiana […]

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The Texas Department of Transportation has launched a new web-based augmented reality game called “Dart Those Distractions” to increase awareness about the dangers of distracted driving among Texas motorists in an “interactive, engaging way that resonates with all ages.” [Above photo by TxDOT.] The agency noted that about one in five crashes on Texas roads […]

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The West Virginia Division of Highways within the West Virginia Department of Transportation recently launched a Medical Access Roads Program or MARP that will deploy $50 million worth of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or CARES Act to improve transportation access for emergency personnel across the state. “These projects focus heavily on paving, drainage, […]

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The Idaho Transportation Department is adding traffic count data for the previous five years to its Traffic Tracker tool, launched in March, to provide better “context” to those using that data. [Above photo by the ITD.] The ITD said its Traffic Tracker tool is designed to track acute day-to-day changes in traffic patterns across the […]

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The National Transportation Knowledge Network or NTKN is working to make research and information resources that help improve the nation’s transportation infrastructure more easily available to state departments of transportation and other industry professionals. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT.] The NTKN is a grassroots volunteer organization originally founded in 2009 to coordinate and provide […]

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The Virginia Department of Transportation recently launched a new website at Improve81.org that provides details on projects that are underway and planned as part of the state’s $2 billion Interstate 81 corridor improvement program. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] That website aims to help educate the general public on the benefits of the 64 funded […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation activated its annual online Highway Safety Survey on July 27 – found at www.PennDOT.gov/Safety. [Above photo by the Pennsylvania State Police.] The survey – which aims to gather motorist input on traffic safety and driving behaviors – takes roughly five minutes to complete and will be available on PennDOT’s website through […]

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