August 9, 2022
  • 12:34 pm Every State DOT Formally Submits EV Infrastructure Plans
  • 12:32 pm AASHTO Comments on FTA’s ‘Buy America’ Waiver Proposal
  • 11:52 am Video: Implementing Equity in the Transportation Industry
  • 11:50 am Nolen: FAA Seeks to be ‘Gateway, not Hurdle’ for AAM
  • 11:44 am Georgia DOT Advancing Key Mobility Program Projects

The Utah Department of Transportation recently engaged in a 17-hour effort to create 1,600-feet worth of floodwater barriers from re-purposed concrete highway dividers near the towns of Elk Ridge and Woodland Hills. Wildfires in those two areas this summer made the topography more susceptible to flooding, which is why the municipalities called on the Utah […]

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On Oct. 2, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said in a statement that 42 highway, bridge, transit, ports and waterways, plus bike and pedestrian projects across the Keystone state are in line for $49 million in funding through the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund. “With these resources, we can improve transportation connections down to the local level […]

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A monthly video news wrap up issued by the Tennessee Department of Transportation Oct. 1 highlighted the hurricane response preparation efforts of TDOT’s “Strike Force” team, a group of employees trained to handle “emergency conditions” in Tennessee and surrounding states. The agency also saluted its third place finish in the 16th annual Southeast Regional Equipment […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation said it recouped $6.6 million for damage to the state highway system during its 2018 fiscal year, which ended June 30 – more than double what the agency recovered just four years ago. In fiscal 2014, ADOTs insurance recovery unit or IRU processed 1,400 claims to recoup more than $3.1 […]

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet unveiled a new format for its 2019 driver’s licenses, permits and personal identification cards on Sept. 24, with a new issuance system and updated identity credentials – known as “Confident Kentucky” – offering increased protections again counterfeiting as well as a more durable card that can withstand wear and tear for […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation noted Sept. 27 that recent analysis of police-submitted crash reports from 2000 through 2017 shows found that vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities all declined at 11 “roundabout” intersections after they were installed. The agency said in a statement that it reviewed 11 roundabouts on state routes at intersections that were […]

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The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to hold a series of planning meeting open to the public in all of its seven districts throughout October. The agency said in a statement that these will be “general discussion” meetings aimed at reviewing the current condition of the state transportation system, how MoDOT currently spends its resources […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation is using a $322,461 Accelerated Innovation Deployment or AID grant from the Federal Highway Administration to fund a research project that aims to turn vehicles into roving weather reporters – one of 10 such AID grants FHWA recently announced. The agency said on Sept. 17 it will equip up to […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation launched a new pilot program Sept. 14 that aims to increase opportunities for small business enterprises or SBEs, whereby they can compete to work as prime consultants on federally assisted engineering and design agreements on at least six projects. “We are committed to increasing opportunities for small, disadvantaged, and diverse […]

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The Iowa Department of Transportation is sponsoring a day-and-a-half meeting Oct. 9 through 10 in Ames, Iowa, dubbed the Innovations in Transportation conference, which will include discussions on the future of transportation, including mobility and accessibility, connected and autonomous vehicles, organizational change, and data analytics. The agency said this conference is “designed for transportation professionals […]

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