July 6, 2022
  • 12:08 pm TRIP Report Analyzes Recent Spike in Traffic Fatalities
  • 12:01 pm Letter: Inflation Requires ‘Buy America’ Rules Adjustment
  • 11:58 am USDOT Activates ‘Reconnecting Communities’ Pilot Program
  • 11:55 am Five States Help Expand U.S. Bicycle Route System
  • 11:47 am USDOT Offers $573M for Railroad Crossing Elimination

Photo: Oklahoma DOT The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is pilot testing a new program focused on keeping highway work zones clear of stranded and/or wrecked vehicles in order to avoid traffic delays – a program that relies on the services of two specially-equipped 2017 Ford F-450 4×4 crew cab medium-duty “highway rescue trucks.” The pilot […]

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Photo: Colorado DOT On Aug. 3, Colorado officially broke ground on its Central 70 Project; the largest construction project in the state and the Colorado Department of Transportation’s second public-private partnership. The $1.2 billion Central 70 Project will reconstruct 10 miles of I-70 – which carries upwards of 200,000 vehicles per day – between Brighton Boulevard […]

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Despite being only 30 percent contained, Caltrans work crews and contractors are now entering areas burnt out by the Carr wildfire in northern California – now considered to be the ninth worst in state history – to catalog the damage done to transportation infrastructure by its flames and heat as well as to begin repair […]

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One year ago, the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Enforcement and Compliance Division sent five of its officers to Mexico as part of 12-month program to educate Mexican truck drivers and mechanics concerning the safety regulations they must follow in order to operate their commercial equipment on U.S. roads. The agency said that those officers conducted […]

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The American Road & Transportation Builders Association issued six regional reports on July 31 in support of California’s Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. State voters will consider a proposition on the November ballot that would repeal the law. ARTBA’s research indicates that SB 1 will generate between $9.7 billion […]

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation began moving forward with the second phase of its Rural Roads Safety Program on July 31; targeting an additional 446 miles of rural roadway for safety improvements in a bid to reduce vehicle crashes. “South Carolina’s fatality rate is the highest in the nation, and this program is attacking […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation issued $47.3 million in grants to fund 47 local bridge repair projects on July 31 as part of its Local Bridge, Future Needs or LBFN program, which is designed to help counties maintain local bridges in a state of good repair. Those are the largest bridge grant awards in […]

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation is planning to install more than 4,260 new “solar modules” on the 7th floor of the Terminal 1 parking garage – formerly the Interisland Terminal – at Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport; part of its effort to be “100 percent renewable energy reliant” by 2045. The agency said in […]

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Outgoing Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed an executive order on July 17 to conduct a “comprehensive assessment” of the state’s electronic tolling plan to ensure that out-of-state drivers “contribute their fair share” to the operation and maintenance of Connecticut’s highways and to also see if reducing gasoline taxes is a possibility. “During this past legislative session, […]

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The Missouri Department of Transportation is the latest state DOT to join a national effort aimed at eliminating human trafficking in the United States. As one of signatories to the Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking pledge – an initiative of the U.S. Department of Transportation that involves more than 200 transportation and travel industry stakeholders […]

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