October 21, 2021
  • 11:59 pm Federal, State Agencies Ramping Up Pedestrian Safety Efforts
  • 11:55 pm AASHTO Issues Connected, Automated Vehicle Policy Paper
  • 11:52 pm New Research Seeks to Improve Drone Navigation Capability
  • 11:48 pm Canadian Transit Agencies Test Anti-Bacterial Copper Coatings
  • 11:43 pm Illinois DOT Highway Worker Rescues Trapped Truck Driver

Alan Ingle (seen above), who works for the Illinois Department of Transportation as a highway maintainer, recently saved the life of a truck driver trapped following a crash on I-70. [Above photo via the Illinois DOT] While hauling rock from a local gravel pit, Ingle witnessed the crash occur just ahead of him: A tractor-trailer […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation recently hosted a ceremony with Governor Dan McKee (D) plus other state and local leaders to break ground on the $78 million Washington Bridge North project. [Above photo by RIDOT] RIDOT said this project – scheduled for completion in 2026 – addresses the structural deficiencies of the westbound portion […]

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The California Department of Transportation has released the final version of its 2021 Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan or ITSP; a highway and rail improvement plan to prioritize and develop transportation projects that connect the state’s different regions and move people and goods more safely, efficiently, and sustainably. [Above photo by Caltrans] “Caltrans envisions a transportation system […]

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The Colorado Department of Transportation recently reinstalled interstate signs commemorating the Tuskegee Airmen along Interstate 70 at Dahlia Street and I-270. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT] The agency temporarily removed those signs due to construction related to the $1.2 billion Central 70 Project. That project is reconstructing a 10-mile stretch of I-70, adding one […]

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Elon University’s School of Communications in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation and others will be hosting “Elon Drone Day” on November 8 – a free event aimed at answering questions regarding regulations, safety, and overall use and other trends in the drone industry. [Above photo by NCDOT] “Elon Drone Day aims to […]

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The Oklahoma Department of Transportation recently announced the 14 winners of its annual “Trash Poster” calendar contest. The original artwork of those 14 kindergarten through 12th-grade students highlighting the consequences and negative impacts of littering will adorn a free 2022 calendar distributed by the agency while supplies last. [Above image via the Oklahoma DOT] The […]

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Governor Jim Justice (R) has appointed Jimmy Wriston (seen above) as secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation and commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Highways. [Above photo by the West Virginia Governor’s Office] Wriston – who has served as WVDOT’s deputy secretary of the WVDOT and WVDOH’s deputy commissioner since 2019 – […]

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Scott Stokes (seen above), currently chief deputy of the Idaho Transportation Department, will become the agency’s director on May 29, 2022, following the retirement of Brian Ness, its current director. [Above photo by the Idaho Transportation Department] Stokes – who has served as the agency’s chief deputy for 15 years – will become the eighth […]

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Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin have established a partnership to support the build-out of electric vehicle or EV charging infrastructure across the Midwest region. [Above photo via Wikimedia Commons] The goal of this agreement – known as the Regional Electric Vehicle for the Midwest Memorandum of Understanding or REV Midwest MOU – is to […]

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The governors of Missouri (above at right) and Arkansas (above at left) recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the final segment of the I-49 Missouri-Arkansas Connector. [Above photo via the Missouri Governor’s Office] While the final segment measures just five miles, the completed I-49 Missouri-Arkansas Connector stretches 290 miles between […]

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