January 17, 2021
  • 12:03 pm Infrastructure Investment Key to Economic Recovery, Groups Say
  • 12:00 pm GHSA Finds Uptick in Traffic Fatality Rate ‘Troubling’
  • 11:56 am AASHTO Expresses Concern over FCC’s 4.9 GHz Plan
  • 11:54 am State DOT Reports Highlight Importance of Airport Investment
  • 11:49 am USDOT Issues Highway/Rail Crossing Safety Grants
 

The second of a special three-part series of Transportation Connects Us, the official podcast of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, three Midwest state transportation chiefs discussed how the pace of innovation in transportation is accelerating due to the advent of new technologies – from data-driven traffic management systems to automated vehicles. [Above image via the Wisconsin […]

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The Virginia Department of Transportation noted that Spanish firm Abertis Infraestructuras, in consortium with Manulife Investment Management, recently finalized the acquisition of 100 percent of the share capital of Elizabeth River Crossings or ERC. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] That entity operates and maintains the Downtown and Midtown tunnels in Hampton Roads, which provide […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation noted that traffic crashes involving injuries and fatalities are down in the Belmont County Distracted Driving Safety Corridor it launched with the Ohio State Highway Patrol in August 2020. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT.] The agency said in a statement that only eight crashes involved injuries or fatalities occurred […]

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The New York State Department of Transportation helped complete and fully open the 750-mile long Empire State Trail – currently the nation’s longest multi-use state trail – on December 31, 2020. [Above photo by NYSDOT.] The Empire State Trail will be open year-round, including winter, and connects 20 regional trails to create a continuous statewide […]

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The West Virginia Department of Transportation is teaming up with students from the West Virginia University Institute of Technology or WVU Tech to develop a tracking application for statewide bus service. [Above photo by the West Virginia DOT] The project involves entering data for all 18 of West Virginia’s public transit agencies into the General […]

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There are several reasons why snowplow trucks must travel at slow speeds during winter operations, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation – and safety is at the top of the list. [Above photo by the Kansas DOT.] The agency said its snowplow trucks – which typically weigh around 26,300 pounds unloaded, which is more […]

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Utah Governor-Elect Spencer Cox (R) reappointed Carlos Braceras (seen above) as executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, which employs 1,700 and is responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of Utah’s 6,000-mile system of roads and highways. “Transportation is such a critical element in establishing and enhancing our quality of life,” Governor-Elect Cox […]

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The Missouri Department of Transportation said that it replaced or rehabilitated 100 bridges in one year via a “Focus on Bridges” program developed by Governor Mike Parson (R) (seen above). [Above photo by MoDOT.] “This was a major priority for our administration and we are proud of MoDOT for continuing to move these critical projects […]

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An idea to help conserve deicing materials and a tool that assists engineers and designers in improving safety are the winners of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s third annual Innovative Ideas Contest. That contest is a statewide initiative that brings the agency’s employees together to share creative solutions to common problems, with the winning ideas […]

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The Virginia Department of Transportation recently began its second major anti-littering effort on December 7: the Beautify Virginia program, which is part of a broader effort by the agency to keep Virginia’s roadways litter free. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] Through the new Beautify Virginia program – which is part of the agency’s broader Environmental Stewardship Initiative – […]

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