October 21, 2021
  • 11:59 pm Federal, State Agencies Ramping Up Pedestrian Safety Efforts
  • 11:55 pm AASHTO Issues Connected, Automated Vehicle Policy Paper
  • 11:52 pm New Research Seeks to Improve Drone Navigation Capability
  • 11:48 pm Canadian Transit Agencies Test Anti-Bacterial Copper Coatings
  • 11:43 pm Illinois DOT Highway Worker Rescues Trapped Truck Driver

The latest episode of the Transportation TV video series State DOTs Respond to Coronavirus: A Video Diary features the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s efforts to use of digital highway signs to keep motorists safe and informed regarding the latest COVID-19 information. Previous episodes of this video series have illustrated what the Ohio Department of […]

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The Nebraska and Idaho transportation departments are both tracking significant declines in traffic volumes due to the economic impact of the COVID-19. The Nebraska DOT reported on March 31 that state highway traffic volumes dropped 29 percent for the month of March compared to the three-year monthly average compiled between 2016 and 2018, though freight […]

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The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities noted on April 1 that three Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) vessels – the Columbia, Kennicott, and Tustumena – will not be returning to service as originally scheduled due to COVID-19. [Above photo via the Alaska DOT&PF.] The agency noted in a statement that it tentatively plans […]

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The Nevada Department of Transportation debuted a “Walk and Roll Wednesdays” program on March 30 to provide socially distanced Nevada families an opportunity for healthy and fun outdoor activity. [Above photo via the Nevada DOT.] The agency said in a statement that this initiative encourages families to spend at least 20 minutes outside every Wednesday, […]

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The Wisconsin Employment and Transportation Assistance Program (WETAP) issued more than $1.7 million in grants on March 30 to 11 non-profit organizations providing employment transportation services to low income workers in 51 counties across the state. WETAP combines state funds from Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, plus federal monies, into […]

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To help parents provide creative outlets for children home-bound due to COVID-19 shelter-in-place directives issued by local and state governments, the Virginia Department of Transportation is offering an array of transportation-themed activities via its Facebook page. The online offerings from the agency include: dump truck coloring pictures, a snowplow maze, a connect-the-dot exercise, and crossword […]

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The National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) – a partnership of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Institute for Transportation Engineers, and ITS America, with support from the Federal Highway Administration – is launching a fellowship initiative to help bolster interest in the Transportation Systems Management and Operations or TSMO discipline. […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released a new publication: Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide: A Manual of Practice, 3rd Edition. This revised manual provides an overview of the methodology termed mechanistic-empirical or “M-E” pavement design. Based on engineering mechanics that have been validated through extensive road test performance data, the manual […]

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