April 4, 2020
  • 2:18 pm Transportation Investment Touted for Post-Coronavirus Recovery
  • 1:00 pm NHTSA, EPA Roll Out Final Fuel Economy Rule
  • 12:57 pm New Study Pinpoints Transportation Outreach Tactics
  • 12:54 pm AASHTO Committee Offers Virtual COVID-19 Panels
  • 12:51 pm FTA Issues Plan to Divvy Up COVID-19 Relief Funds

The New Jersey Department of Transportation distributed $30.1 million in grants on March 18 as part of its Local Freight Impact Fund program. That program helps fund local county and municipality projects that fall into one of four categories – bridge preservation, new construction, pavement preservation, and truck safety and mobility – and the grants […]

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A new research paper compiled by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) said that Colorado missed out on $7 billion in transportation funding since 1991, largely because the state has not raised its gas tax to keep up with inflation. [Above photo  bu the Colorado DOT.] The report – entitled Sustainable Transportation Funding for Colorado: Modernizing […]

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The Washington State Department of Transportation officially delayed the resumption of ferry service between the U.S. and Canada – specifically the water route connecting Anacortes, Washington, with Sidney, British Columbia – to at least April 28 due to the recent closure of the Canadian border to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus. [Above photo […]

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation hosted a ground-breaking event on March 13 to kick off the start of a $93.1 million project to widen a 3.4-mile-long section of SR-317, known as Apison Pike. [Above graphic via the Tennessee DOT.] Expected to be completed on or before June 30, 2025, the project aims to expand the […]

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The Kansas Department of Transportation is splitting $4.6 million in fiscal year 2022 grant money to fund rural road projects in 13 counties. That money – which flows from the Kansas DOT’s High Risk Rural Roads program – funds projects that fall into one of two categories, the agency said: systemic or site specific. Projects […]

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The Nevada Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, is preparing to flip the switch on 42 new active traffic management freeway signs on March 25; signs built as part of the massive $1 billion Project NEON highway undertaking. Those agencies put those full-color LED signs – installed along […]

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A $134 million project overseen by the Arizona Department of Transportation seeks to improve mobility and safety along a 3.75-mile stretch of Nogales highway – also known as State route 189 – as well as increase international trade coming through Nogales by linking the Mariposa Port of Entry and Interstate 19. “We know that better […]

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The Illinois Department of Transportation, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and the Alabama Department of Transportation are all receiving federal funds from two different programs to help fix roads and related infrastructure damaged by flooding in 2019 and 2020. [Above photo by the KYTC.] The Illinois DOT is getting more than $3.7 million out of an […]

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The Missouri Department of Transportation began a roadway pothole repair effort that will last from March through April this year. The agency said some 300 patching crews are being deployed statewide to fix potholes on the 34,000 miles of interstates, U.S. and Missouri routes, and lettered routes it is responsible for. [Above photo by MoDOT.] […]

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Following a joint effort to combat historic flooding in Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa in 2019, the Nebraska Department of Transportation and Iowa Department of Transportation are continuing to coordinate efforts to minimize the impacts of anticipated flooding in 2020. [Above photo by the Iowa DOT.] In a joint statement, the two agencies said some […]

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