June 4, 2020
  • 5:05 pm House T&I Releases Five-Year $494B Surface Transportation Bill
  • 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

The Maryland Transportation Authority is considering a range of new tolling options that could save state residents more than $28 million over the next five years – achieved by a new “pay-by-plate” option, expected to be in effect by June 2020, which will allow tolls to be automatically billed to credit cards at the same […]

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently won approval to disburse $10.1 million in funding for intermodal projects throughout the state. At the same time, the agency is stepping up efforts to combat copper electrical wire theft from high-mast and other interstate lighting systems on I-20, I-220 and I-55. [Above photo by the Mississippi DOT.] In […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation is building the Buckeye state’s very first wrong-way driver detection system along an 18-mile stretch of I-71— a system that includes 92 electronic signs and 82 detection devices at 23 locations. When the system is activated, light-emitting diode or LED lights around the edge of several “wrong way” and “do […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation began soliciting input from state motorists for its annual online Highway Safety Survey on July 23, which the agency uses to “better understand the attitude and actions” of the public concerning a variety of traffic safety and driving behaviors. “Safety remains our top priority and we are grateful for the […]

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The Federal Highway Administration issued $2 million in “quick release” emergency relief funds July 12 to the Missouri Department of Transportation to help repair roads and bridges damaged by severe flooding that hit the northwest and southeast areas of the state in April and May. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT.] That’s in addition to […]

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A long-awaited Ultra-High-Speed Ground Transportation Business Case Analysis issued on July 12 claims that an all-electric high-speed rail network linking the major Pacific Northwest cities could cost between $24 billion to $42 billion to build while providing between 1.7 million to 3.1 million one-way one to two-hour annual trips at start-up. The exact route and type […]

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Several measures within a transportation bill signed into law July 16 by Governor Phil Scott (R) seek to boost the “electrification” of Vermont’s transportation system – including the use of special electric vehicle purchase-price incentives reserved for low- and moderate-income state households. “Electrifying the transportation sector will help clean the air and keep millions of […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation issued $30.1 million in grants on July 16 as part of its local freight impact fund program to help counties and municipalities provide for the safe movement of large truck traffic. “New Jersey roads and bridges carry some of the heaviest amount of commercial truck traffic in the country […]

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To attract science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM-focused high school students to careers in the transportation industry, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is deploying a new video developed in partnership with Commonwealth Media Services as a recruiting tool. The goal of the video is to encourage high school students to consider a wide range […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation noted on July 12 that recent trends in safety, demographics, and demand are spurring it to develop its first-ever policy plan for walking and biking – a plan the agency hopes to craft with public input gleaned from a series of stakeholder meetings and online surveys. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT.] “We […]

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