July 6, 2020
  • 9:55 am House Passes $1.5T Infrastructure Package
  • 9:52 am EPW Hearing: Highway Trust Fund Closer to Insolvency
  • 9:50 am House Climate Report Urges Transit Expansion, VMT Study
  • 9:43 am Concerns Grow Over Highway Work Zone Safety
  • 9:37 am FAA Awards $800M in Airport Grants
 

The Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington State Department of Transportation appointed Greg Johnson (seen above) to be the program administrator of their joint interstate bridge replacement program office, which will oversee replacement of the aging I-5 highway bridge spanning the Columbia River; part of a bi-state effort launched in November 2019. Johnson – selected from a […]

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DriveOhio, an initiative of the Ohio Department of Transportation, is partnering with Nexar to test its CityStream roadway monitoring technology to improve highway work zone safety; a pilot project that will run through August along the state’s 33 smart mobility corridors. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT.] Nexar said in a blog post that its […]

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The California Department of Transportation and the California Highway Patrol resumed litter removal on state highways as of June 16; cleanup activity that has been limited since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [Above photo by Caltrans.] “Litter increases the risk of fire, pollutes our waterways, threatens wildlife and costs taxpayers millions of dollars to […]

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The Illinois Department of Transportation recently initiated the next phase of its “Life or Death Illinois” multimedia safety campaign; chronicling stories of people who have lost their lives on Illinois roads. Meanwhile, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety – a group spearheaded by the Missouri Department of Transportation – is launching a week-long campaign from June […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is reactivating the popular Providence to Newport Ferry, including weekend service to Bristol, on June 26 but noted that capacity will be limited in accordance with COVID-19 public health protocols. [Above photo by the Rhode Island DOT.] To keep everyone safe, the number of riders on the 149-passenger ferry […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation is investing $5.2 million to nearly double available commercial vehicle parking spaces at its I-40 Meteor Crater Rest Area. Meanwhile, the agency also activated a new dust storm detection system along a 10-mile strip of I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson. [Above photo of truck parking space construction by the Arizona […]

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation is closing 10 rest areas located throughout the state effective June 15 to reduce costs due to budgetary shortfalls brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. [Above photo via Wikimedia Commons.] The rest area closures will result in a savings to the Wyoming DOT of approximately $197,453 from June 15 through […]

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice (R) and the West Virginia Department of Transportation reaffirmed their support for a $25 million “streetscape” project for the City of Wheeling that’s been under development for two years. [Left to right in above photo: WVDOT Secretary Byrd White, Gov. Justice, WVDOT Deputy Secretary Jimmy Wriston.] The project – now […]

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is launching a safety campaign aimed at reducing distracted driving as more motorists return to the roadways as the state lifts COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT.] Shoshana Lew, the agency’s executive director, noted in a statement that the goal of its new safety campaign – dubbed […]

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The Port of Corpus Christi received a $5.4 million safety grant from the Texas Department of Transportation via its 2019-2020 Port Access Program on June 4 to help improve the “safety and fluidity” of the Joe Fulton International Trade Corridor roadway and Rincon Road leading to the Rincon Industrial Complex. [Above photo by the Port […]

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