July 15, 2020
  • 9:19 am Caltrans Announces Statewide Plan to Increase Walking, Bicycling
  • 12:28 pm Tennessee DOT Celebrates Completion of I-440 Project
  • 12:27 pm New Iowa Highway Safety Campaign Focuses on Moms, Moms-to-Be
  • 12:25 pm SCDOT Enhances 511 Traveler Information System
  • 12:23 pm New Guardrail Repair Strategy Generates Savings for Georgia DOT
 

The Indiana Department of Transportation officially released $115 million in state-matching funds on March 26 to 189 Indiana cities, towns, and counties to support local road projects through the “community crossings initiative” that is part of the state’s overall Next Level Roads program. [Above photo by Indiana DOT.] “Indiana’s fully-funded, long-term Next Level Roads plan […]

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In a 17-page decision, Rhode Island U.S. District Court Chief Judge William Smith dismissed a lawsuit filed against the state’s tractor-trailer-only tolling plan, noting in his decision that those tolls are “a state tax to fund highway work” and, as so, the federal Tax Injunction Act or TIA prohibits his court from hindering states from […]

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Governor Eric Holcomb (R) (at podium in photo above) helped kick off the 2019 road construction season in Indiana during a March 19 media event – construction that’s touted in part as the continuation of the state’s Next Level Roads strategy, originally implemented in mid-2017. [Above photo by the Indiana Governor’s Office.] “Maintaining our leading […]

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A 48-page report issued March 14 by a 20-member Chicago transportation task force called for an increase in the Illinois state fuel tax to provide more funding to help both the Windy City and Illinois adapt to future mobility challenges. [Above photo by the Chicago Mayor’s Office.] “Chicago has a world-class transportation system, and we […]

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To better educate the general public about its plans to use roundabout intersection designs for upcoming highway projects, the North Carolina Department of Transportation used an informational video developed by engineering firm Stewart compiled in part with aerial footage captured via drones to visually explain to motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians how to safely navigate them. […]

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A handheld x-ray fluorescence or XRF instrument designed by the materials and pavements division of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute for measuring asphalt binder quality is now being field tested by the Texas Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the Texas Department of Transportation.] TTI’s “X-Ray Gun,” developed after two years’ of research, quickly identifies […]

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A harsher-than-usual and prolonged winter is increasing the pothole repair workload for many state departments of transportation. [Above photo by the Ohio Department of Transportation.] The Missouri Department of Transportation reported on March 18 that its crews patched 400,000 potholes through the first two months of 2019, compared to the approximately 619,000 potholes they patched […]

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Gov. Jim Justice (R) unveiled a plan March 13 to make road maintenance the “main focus” for the West Virginia Division of Highways moving forward and named Byrd White – a commissioner for Raleigh County West Virginia and a longtime business associate of the governor – as acting secretary of transportation. [Above photo by the […]

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As part of a $1.75 billion proposal issued by California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on March 11, transportation funding would be “linked” to city and county housing goals – meaning that local street and road monies would be withheld “from any jurisdiction that does not have a compliant housing element and has not zoned and […]

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The governors of Arkansas and Alabama approved fuel tax increases this week, with Arkansas also placing on the 2020 ballot an amendment that would “indefinitely” extend a half-cent sales tax that generates $205 million a year for highway infrastructure needs. On March 11, Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) (seen above) signed into law key pieces of […]

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