June 1, 2020
  • 1:06 pm COVID-19 Will Create Long-Term Impact on State DOT Revenues
  • 12:58 pm States Fine-Tune Performance Targets for Highway Safety
  • 12:54 pm TRB Looks at How Transportation May Change Due to COVID-19
  • 12:50 pm Paper Extols Virtues of ITS for Reducing Traffic Congestion
  • 12:47 pm FHWA to Provide Short-Term FMV Exceptions

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority deployed the first three of five zero-emission battery-electric bus or BEB prototypes on July 31 to operate along Greater Boston area routes. The 60-foot articulated BEB buses – built by New Flyer – are part of a two-year demonstration project supported by a $10 million federal grant, noted Massachusetts Gov. […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation issued $161.25 million in Fiscal Year 2020 County Aid grants to 21 counties throughout the Garden State on August 1 to help maintain local roads and bridge in a state of good repair. Funded through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund, which is supported by the state’s gas tax, […]

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The Nebraska Department of Transportation and Governor Pete Ricketts (R), along with other state and local officials, attended a ceremony on July 29 to mark the re-opening opening of Highway 281, which has been closed since March 13 due to heavy flooding that washed out a bridge spanning the Niobrara River. [Above photo by Jake […]

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Governor Charlie Baker (R) of Massachusetts filed a transportation bond bill on July 25 seeking $18 billion in additional capital authorization to invest in a variety of transportation endeavors, including: nearly $5.7 billion for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority modernization efforts, $150 million to improve state road pavement conditions; $20 million to fund “Complete Street” infrastructure […]

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The California Department of Transportation issued $146 million from state’s Low Carbon Transit Operations Program on July 25 to fund 180 local mass transit projects that aim to “increase the convenience, capacity, and ridership of buses and trains” across California. [Above photo by the L. A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.] Bob Franzoia, acting director of […]

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On July 24, Gov. Jim Justice (R) personally delivered one of 10 new excavators as part of a press event designed to highlight his administration’s “commitment to provide more resources” to fix West Virginia’s secondary road system. “These roads didn’t get this way overnight,” Gov. Justice said in a statement. “I don’t say this to […]

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A now-completed $1 billion, four-mile-long widening of Interstate 15 between U.S. Highway 95 and Sahara Avenue in downtown Las Vegas is expected to reduce travel delays and improve air quality from less idle time and vehicle exhaust, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation – improvements the agency called “timely” as traffic through the corridor […]

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During a July 26 press event, Gov. Matt Bevin (R) and Kentucky Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas officially gave the go-ahead to start work on the final segment of the 20-year effort to revamp the 37-mile-long KY 30 corridor; a project expected to be completed by the end of 2022. KY 30 is the most direct […]

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The governors of New York and New Jersey jointly signed bi-state legislation on July 22 to create the Gateway Development Commission, which they described as a “critical step” to getting the long-delayed $30 billion Gateway Project up and running. “The current Hudson River train tunnels are in dire condition, and it’s only a matter of […]

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A new study compiled by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities indicates the state’s aviation industry supports more than 35,000 jobs statewide, adds more than $3.8 billion annually to its economy, and is key to linking many of Alaska’s far-flung communities as 82 percent of them are only accessible by air. [Above photo […]

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