September 20, 2020
  • 1:51 pm Western States Battling Wildfires Get Recovery Funds
  • 1:50 pm Southeastern States Start Recovering From Hurricane Sally
  • 1:38 pm States Continue Receiving FHWA Redistribution Funds
  • 1:32 pm NTIA Encourages FCC to Open 5.9 GHz Spectrum
  • 1:29 pm USDOT Issues $1B in BUILD Grants
 

A recent data analysis conducted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation indicates that fatalities, injuries, and crashes all decreased at 22 roundabouts at 19 locations across the state over the last 19 years. [Above photo by PennDOT.] “We continue to be encouraged by the safety advantages of the modern roundabout,” noted Yassmin Gramian, PennDOT secretary, […]

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The Kansas Department of Transportation began applications for the fall round of Cost Share Program grants on September 3; a program created in 2019 that aims to help both rural and urban localities improve transportation efficiency and safety. [Above photo by the Kansas DOT.] “The continuation of the Cost Share Program shows [our] ongoing commitment […]

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation launched a new circulator bus route on September 8 to provide broader transit options for the residents of Plainfield. Dubbed the Orange Line, it is the first public bus service to be operated in Plainfield in more than 20 years. [Above photo by CTtransit.] “We are thrilled with Plainfield’s decision […]

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The Colorado Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics released its 2020 Colorado Aviation System Plan or CASP in late August to address the needs of the state’s 74 public-use airports and measure their performance in conjunction with the performance of the state’s aviation system. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT.] The agency said in a […]

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A survey conducted by the Utah Foundation indicates there is broad support among the state’s voters for tax increases – including the state’s motor fuel tax – as long as they remain focused on “specific benefits.” [Above photo by Utah DOT.] The group said state taxes and government spending has “continuously been a top 10 […]

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The California Department of Transportation plans to work with the University of California’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety on a yearlong effort to standardize practices, training, and safety protocols guiding its growing use of drones. [Above photo by Caltrans.] “We’re going to help update their drone manual by integrating the latest industry […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation and Georgia Office of the Secretary of State are partnering to help recruit poll workers for elections in November – ensuring county elections officials have the staff they need on and in the weeks before Election Day. Georgia poll workers were on average more than 65 years old. When the […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will provide free access to electric vehicle (EV) recharging stations situated at two of its park and ride commuter lots as part of a pilot program to encourage and support broader use of EVs across the state. [Above photo via WJAR.] The program – operated by the Rhode Island […]

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is providing $5 million to fund a third round of grants to support pedestrian and bicycle safety initiatives as well as city and town ‘streetscape’ projects across the state. [Above photo by the Connecticut Governor’s Office.] The agency noted in a statement that its Community Connectivity Grant Program (CCGP) is […]

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The Vermont Agency of Transportation plans to provide financial assistance to local municipalities via a new grant program as part of an ongoing effort to improve water quality on a statewide basis. [Above photo by VTrans.] The agency noted in a statement that while there is no cap on the amount of funds granted to […]

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