July 11, 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 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration noted on December 20 that highway crash fatalities for the first nine months of 2019 declined by 2.2 percent compared to the first nine months of 2018; a trend that made the third quarter of 2019 the eighth consecutive year-to-year quarterly decline in fatalities since the fourth quarter of […]

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Though the Federal Highway Administration is only at the halfway point of the fifth round of its “Every Day Counts” initiative, the agency is starting to actively seek submissions for the sixth round of the program – known as EDC-6 – for 2021-2022. [Above photo of USDOT headquarters by FHWA.] “We are seeking ideas from […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a request for information on December 27 to help develop a National Freight Strategic Plan or NFSP that includes 11 “statutorily required components” mandated by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation or FAST Act to address the needs of multimodal freight transportation. [Above photo of USDOT HQ by Beyond DC.] […]

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health – a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – posted a request for information in the Federal Register on December 16 that seeks feedback from the general public and transportation industry stakeholders on the agency’s “strategic direction for research and communication” to prevent work-related […]

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Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) (above) tasked an outside panel of engineers on December 26 to develop a new high-speed rail plan for the state of New York; an effort that will include reviewing past state studies – the most recent issued by the New York State Department of Transportation in 2009 – while examining strategies […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation celebrated the opening of the new 22-mile Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway outside of Phoenix on December 21; a $1.7 billion project built via public-private partnership or P3 that helped save $100 million, the agency said. [Above: John Halikowski, Arizona DOT’s director. Photo by the Arizona DOT.] As part of […]

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The Kansas Department of Transportation issued an “explainer” on December 26 regarding its use of beet juice for snow and ice control operations, as it tends to leave a brownish or grayish residue on the highways instead of the usual “white trails” left by salt. [Above photo by the Kansas DOT] The agency said it […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently funded five state highway projects aimed at enhancing business growth across the state. Meanwhile, it is collaborating with the Minnesota State Patrol on plans to improve the state’s commercial truck weight enforcement facilities this year. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT] The Minnesota DOT officially awarded $18 million to […]

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