June 1, 2020
  • 1:06 pm COVID-19 Will Create Long-Term Impact on State DOT Revenues
  • 12:58 pm States Fine-Tune Performance Targets for Highway Safety
  • 12:54 pm TRB Looks at How Transportation May Change Due to COVID-19
  • 12:50 pm Paper Extols Virtues of ITS for Reducing Traffic Congestion
  • 12:47 pm FHWA to Provide Short-Term FMV Exceptions

A new video crafted by the Georgia Department of Transportation highlights the ongoing work of the Georgia Commission on Freight and Logistics, of which Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry is a member. [Above photo by Cedric Mohr for the Georgia DOT.] The video highlights key concerns expressed at a recent commission meeting held in Savannah […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Office of Public-Private Partnerships will be accepting unsolicited private sector proposals for transportation projects involving agency-owned infrastructure through October 31 – adding that its next unsolicited proposal acceptance period will occur in April 2020. [Above photo by PennDOT.] PennDOT said in a statement that private sector P3 project proposals can […]

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On October 2, Missouri Governor Mike Parson (R) held a press conference with Senator Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Missouri Department of Transportation leadership, members of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, and other local officials to review the upcoming effort to replace the I-70 Rocheport Bridge spanning the Missouri River – a project expected to cost […]

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On October 8, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) (seen above at left) and Stephanie Pollack (in above photo at right), secretary of transportation for Massachusetts, appeared with Steve Poftak, general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, at a hearing before the state legislature in support of a proposed bill seeking an additional $18 billion […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation made a series of “schedule adjustments and refinements” to its Major Mobility Investment Program or MMIP on October 8 by adding a slew of highway projects to that effort; an effort described as by the agency as “an ambitious program” to “build a better Georgia” through enhanced mobility and safety, […]

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The Washington State Ferries – a division of the Washington State Department of Transportation – rolled out a new “whale alert” mobile phone application and web-based warning system to provide ferry captains with more accurate and updated location information for southern resident Orcas and other whale species throughout Puget Sound area. [Above photo by the […]

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A regional coalition of 12 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, including the District of Columbia, highlighted key low carbon transportation policy proposals in an interim report on October 1 that they plan to finalize by the end of 2019. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] Building off the broader goals the group – called the Transportation […]

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The Vermont Agency of Transportation launched a statewide bus locator tool, called the Transit App, on October 1; a free mobile application that displays the actual location of a bus operating on any transit route within Vermont. [Above photo courtesy of VTrans.] “We are excited to bring this level of information to our bus riders,” […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to a host a three-day technology challenge aimed at turning its traffic light data into safety applications that can be used to support autonomous vehicles. [Above photo by Cedric Mohr for the Georgia DOT.] The agency said in a statement that the winning team will receive $75,000 to further […]

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Researchers at the University of Alabama are embarking on a three-year $16.8 million project to transform the roads and highways in the Tuscaloosa area into a “smart transportation network” that is safer, less congested, and more environmentally friendly. [Above photo of the West Central Region Traffic Center – a command and control center established by […]

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