October 19, 2021
  • 11:59 pm Federal, State Agencies Ramping Up Pedestrian Safety Efforts
  • 11:55 pm AASHTO Issues Connected, Automated Vehicle Policy Paper
  • 11:52 pm New Research Seeks to Improve Drone Navigation Capability
  • 11:48 pm Canadian Transit Agencies Test Anti-Bacterial Copper Coatings
  • 11:43 pm Illinois DOT Highway Worker Rescues Trapped Truck Driver

The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently helped launch the state’s first automated vehicle pilot project to travel public streets, making two low-speed, driverless, electric, multi-passenger shuttles called the Med City Mover available for free public rides in downtown Rochester. [Above photo via the Minnesota DOT] Those shuttles will operate Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 9 […]

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The Vermont Agency of Transportation or VTrans has launched a competition inviting Vermont elementary schools to help name the state’s big orange snowplows. The contest wraps up on October 22. [Above photo by VTrans] “Many of us saw the news coverage that went viral last year about the tradition in Scotland of naming their snowplows. […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently noted that overall fatalities, injuries, and crashes decreased at 26 roundabouts at 23 locations statewide over the last 20 years. [Above photo by PennDOT] PennDOT recently reviewed data for 26 roundabouts located at intersections on state routes on state routes that were previously controlled by stop signs or traffic […]

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On September 22, the Transportation Review Advisory Council or TRAC provided final approval to the annual list of projects to receive funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Major New Capacity Program over the next four years – a program that includes more than $292 million in new funding commitments. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] “Our economy depends […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation and the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts or GACD are planning to install 15 pollinator habitat sites in designated locations as part of a joint effort to educate state residents about the important role “pollinators” such as bees, butterflies, and other insects play in Georgia’s agricultural sector. [Above photo by […]

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The MITRE Engenuity Open Generation 5G Consortium plans to test 5G-equipped aerial drones along New York State 50-mile unmanned aircraft systems or UAS corridor between the cities of Syracuse and Rome. [Above photo by the New York Governor’s Office] New York-based nonprofit NUAIR, which manages that UAS corridor, will help the consortium establish an “experimentation hub” offering […]

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation is making resiliency a key factor within its proposed realignment of the West Maui highway system. [Above photo by the Hawaii DOT] In July, HDOT submitted a grant proposal for Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity or RAISE funds to help supplement the $90 million cost of realigning 4.5 […]

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Reflecting the importance and vitality of the state’s aviation system, the Illinois Department of Transportation recently named 12 “Airport of the Year” award recipients during the recent Illinois Public Airports Association Fall Conference. [Above photo by the Decatur Airport] As the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the 2020 Illinois Public Airports Association, the agency said it made […]

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Pennsylvania’s Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office has selected three private sector teams to compete for public-private partnership or P3 aimed at rehabilitating or replacing key bridges statewide. [Above photo by PennDOT] The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation – which oversees the Major Bridge P3 Initiative – said proposals from those three teams, which are comprised of consulting […]

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At a recent press event, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) highlighted the start of work on three transportation projects that will improve the efficient, safe and reliable travel for residents, businesses and visitors to the Tampa Bay area. [Above photo via the Florida Governor’s Office] Those projects – enhancements to the Howard Frankland Bridge, modernizing […]

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