December 7, 2021
  • 12:44 pm Governors, State DOT CEOs Talk Infrastructure at Summit
  • 12:41 pm Federal Modal Leaders Detail IIJA Priorities at Summit
  • 12:37 pm AASHTO Names Lee Deputy Director-Chief Policy Officer
  • 12:36 pm AASHTO Comments on CEQ’s Proposed NEPA Changes
  • 12:34 pm Congress Passes CR to Fund Federal Government

State departments of transportation across the country are taking a variety of steps to prepare for winter weather. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT] For example, the Virginia Department of Transportation has earmarked $211 million to fund winter operations. The agency noted it has more than 2,500 Virginia DOT employees and additional contractors on call […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation is helping test ultrasonic bat “deterrence devices” at two bridges to help keep the mammals away from such structures when they undergo maintenance and/or repair activity. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT] The agency noted in a blog post that bats like to roost in bridge expansion joints and temporarily […]

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation recently launched “Open Data Hub,” a new “one-stop-shop” for the public to access transportation data. The Hub allows the public to access and download timely location-based data and perform analysis through easy-to-use online tools, applications, and dashboards, according to Connecticut DOT Commissioner Joseph Giulietti (seen in photo above). [Above photo […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation recently completed a two-year, $24.4 million Interstate 10 improvement project that features the state’s first diverging diamond interchange or DDI – an interchange design that will improve safety and traffic flow in a rapidly growing part of southeast Tucson. [Above photo the Arizona DOT] Unlike a traditional diamond interchange, the […]

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The Illinois Department of Transportation is working with the Illinois Center for Transportation to develop more “sustainable pavement practices,” which includes ways to incorporate more recycled materials such as plastic into asphalt mixes. [Above photo by the Illinois DOT] Both are working on a joint project – dubbed “R27-196-HS: Rheology-Chemical Based Procedure to Evaluate Additives/Modifiers […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will play a key role in executing the state’s first ever ‘Litter Action Plan’ unveiled by Governor Tom Wolf (D) on November 22. [Above photo by PennDOT] “Pennsylvania is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. It’s a beautiful state with stunning landscapes and bountiful natural resources. […]

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Governor Jim Justice (R) (seen above) recently held a grand opening ceremony (seen above) to celebrate the opening of the final 14.6-mile section of West Virginia’s $257 million four-lane U.S. Route 35 project. [Above photo by the West Virginia Governor’s Office] “What you see here today is a tremendous achievement,” Gov. Justice said in a […]

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The Southwest Research Institute or SwRI is leading an $8 million project to develop a data exchange platform for the Florida Department of Transportation so it can analyze and communicate road conditions in real-time to the traveling public, state and local government entities, plus other stakeholders. [Above graphic via SwRI] In addition to real-time analysis, […]

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For several weeks now, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has been dumping plastic waste onto the roadway near a state park – and that is actually a good thing. [Above photo by PennDOT] PennDOT is wrapping up a pilot project that uses pellets (seen in above photo) made from grocery bags, milk jugs, and other […]

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Viqtory Inc., an organization that helps transitioning military members find civilian careers, recently named the North Carolina Department of Transportation as a 2022 Top 10 Military Friendly Employer – with NCDOT ranking fourth nationwide in the group’s government/nonprofit employer category. “We proudly support our nation’s heroes, who have made sacrifices in defense of our country […]

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