June 15, 2021
  • 10:42 am House T&I Approves 5-Year Surface Transportation Bill After Contentious 17-hour Mark Up
  • 10:40 am Nuria Fernandez Confirmed as FTA Administrator
  • 10:39 am Two-Year Rural Road Test Underway of Automated Shuttle Bus
  • 10:38 am U.S. Air Force Planning Rocket Cargo Delivery Study
  • 10:33 am FAA Issues Final Policy for Airport Solar Projects

Photo: Illinois DOT. The Illinois Department of Transportation issued a formal request for information on Aug. 22 to private sector firms interested in partnering with the state to replace its aging highway lighting infrastructure with energy-efficient equipment that includes “smart technology. The Illinois DOT said that its proposed public-private partnership or P3 is also in […]

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To save money for the Idaho Transportation Department – and for taxpayers – to renovate two highway buildings stationed on U.S. 12 along remote portions of the Lochsa River, Roy Hill, District 2 structures and fleet manager for the agency, decided to get “creative” with the bidding process and form what he described in a […]

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Photo: PennDOT The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is boosting and expanding the use of high friction surface treatment or HFST pavement surface overlays on rural roadways with horizontal curves, steep grades, and at traffic intersection approaches as the agency is finding that it not only reduces a driver’s chances of losing control of his/her vehicle […]

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Photo: Wisconsin DOT A 68-page study released in May regarding the safety benefits of highway median cable barriers is expected to help the Iowa Department of Transportation expand the use of such safety devices to other divided roadways throughout the state. The Iowa DOT began installing median cable barriers in 2003 and they are now […]

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Photo: Caltrans Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack “desirable safety features” cost California motorists a total of $61 billion annually, or as much as $2,995 per driver per year in some of the state’s urban areas, due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. That’s the conclusion of a […]

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Photo: Office of the Governor/Alaska On Aug. 11, Alaska’s First Lady Donna Walker (above at left) officially christened the M/V Tazlina ferry by breaking a bottle of champagne on its stern; a ship that is expected to join the Alaska Marine Highway fleet in May 2019, serving the Northern Lynn Canal. The state’s marine highway […]

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Photo: Iowa DOT A working group of state agency officials, headed up and coordinated by the Iowa Department of Transportation, finalized and submitted a plan on Aug. 15 that outlines the use of $21 million awarded to the state as a result of a 2016 settlement between Volkswagen and the United States. The agency stressed […]

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Photo: Alabama DOT. Standing in the middle: ALDOT Director John Cooper. Four employees from the Alabama Department of Transportation’s North Region were recently recognized for their “quick and selfless” response during a fiery tractor-trailer crash July 26 on Interstate 65 in Limestone County. Those four individuals – John McKinney, Michael Cain, Vickie McGee and Paul Pointer […]

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Photo: PennDOT Starting 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plans to embark on a three-year, $45 million effort to upgrade and replace the guiderails and guiderail end treatments along the 40,000 miles of highway it is responsible for maintaining – updates that meet changes in federal standards that are based on voluntary guidelines developed by […]

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Photo: Louisiana DOTD The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development officially received a $45 million award from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America or INFRA discretionary grant program on Aug. 8 to help fund the LA 23 Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Replacement project. “This important project will enhance safety, decrease travel times and improve the […]

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