November 28, 2022
  • 12:10 pm AASHTO Files ‘Buy America’ Waiver Comments with USDOT
  • 12:06 pm Video: AASHTO’s Jim Tymon Talks IIJA Implementation
  • 12:00 pm States DOTs, USDOT Highlight Crash Responder Safety Week
  • 11:55 am FRA Issues ‘Priority’ Rail Project List for Northeast Corridor
  • 11:52 am AASHTO Offers Feedback on Vulnerable Road Users

The Colorado Department of Transportation recently added a new route to its Bustang Outrider service, fulfilling demand for transit connections between the cities and towns of northeastern Colorado, the Front Range, and other areas of the state. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT] The Sterling-Greeley/Sterling-Denver route will operate five days a week, pending demand for […]

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The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities and the City of Skagway recently agreed to develop new marine facilities for both the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) as well as commercial and private marine businesses. The agreement between them includes preliminary design, engineering, and a feasibility analysis for the new facilities. [Above photo by […]

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation is moving forward on two fronts to transform plastic water bottles from beach-littering rubbish to recycled road material. [Above photo by the Hawaii DOT] Engineers are testing an asphalt mix with recycled plastic polymer on a 1.2-mile road segment in Honolulu to see how well it holds up in Hawaii’s […]

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Amtrak are making the seven-days-a-week “Valley Flyer” passenger rail service linking Western Massachusetts, central Connecticut, and New York City a permanent part of Amtrak’s network. [Above photo by MassDOT] MassDOT initially pilot-tested its “Valley Flyer” passenger rail service in August 2019. The agency reduced that service during the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OHSP) and Ohio Department of Transportation are leading an effort between multiple state agencies and private sector businesses to make Ohio school buses more visible to other motorists and safer for the 1.6 million students transported on them. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] The OSHP, the Ohio DOT, and […]

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The New York State Department of Transportation is ahead of schedule on its $71.4 million project within the 12-mile State Route 347 corridor in the towns of Smithtown and Brookhaven; expanding the roadway’s travel lanes while improving accommodations for bicyclists, pedestrians, and buses. [Above image via NYSDOT] NYSDOT added that this specific project – which […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently hosted a training session for state, federal, and local law enforcement agencies on how to respond effectively to an emergency aboard a state ferry. [Above photo by NCDOT] The training included a simulation of law enforcement and emergency response to an active shooter incident on board a ferry […]

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To mark the five-year anniversary of the $2.8 billion ‘Roads to Prosperity’ highway and bridge construction and maintenance program, two state agencies are creating a “cultural exhibit” to highlight the 1,263 projects funded by the program to date. [Above photo by WVDOT] The West Virginia Department of Transportation and West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, […]

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The Federal Highway Administration recently issued $50 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief or ER funds to the Florida Department of Transportation as a down payment to offset costs of repair work for damage caused by Hurricane Ian. [Above photo by the Florida DOT] Those funds will help pay for repairs on the Sanibel Island […]

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation recently launched a pilot program to semi-automate Variable Speed Limit or VSL signs this winter along selected state highways in an effort to increase motorist safety by adjusting speed limits to quickly changing weather conditions. [Above photo by the Wyoming DOT] This automated pilot program uses data from Wyoming DOT […]

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