September 16, 2021
  • 6:21 am Seven Western State DOTs Win Regional Transportation Awards
  • 12:14 pm State DOTs Continue Battling Aftereffects of Hurricane Ida
  • 12:10 pm Focus Sharpening on Surface Transportation Security Needs
  • 12:03 pm FTA Making $2.2B Worth of Transit Grants Available
  • 12:00 pm ETAP Podcast: Lower Rolling Resistance Cuts Emissions

James Bass (seen above) – currently executive director for the Texas Department of Transportation – expects to join the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority as its new executive director at the end of May once Texas’ 87th Legislative session concludes. [Above photo by TxDOT] Bass started his career at TxDOT in 1985 working over several […]

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This episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP podcast focuses on the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s “Rethinking I-94 project.” [Above photo of I-94 construction by the Minnesota DOT] The agency started that program in 2016 with the intent of reconnecting neighborhoods and revitalizing communities sundered by the original construction of Interstate 94 back […]

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The Indiana Department of Transportation recently issued to 218 Indiana cities, towns, and counties a combined $100.2 million in state matching funds for local road projects through Community Crossings, a component of the state’s Next Level Roads program, originally implemented in mid-2017. [Above photo by the Indiana DOT] “Superior transportation infrastructure – from interstates to local […]

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The California Department of Transportation honored the lives of 189 highway workers killed in the line of duty during its 31st annual memorial on the West steps of the California State Capitol – a tribute that did not include a public event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [Above photo by Caltrans] Caltrans placed 189 orange […]

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Students from four Kentucky counties earned first place in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s 2020 Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest. [Above image via the KYTC] The 2020 contest featured 291 entries from across the state, with participants ranging in age from five to 16. The top finishers in each of four age divisions receive a $100 gift card, […]

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For the second year in a row, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials hosted the “Virtual Bridge Showcase” to celebrate the hard work of the students participating in the organization’s Transportation and Civil Engineering or TRAC program. The TRAC program provides students in grades seven through 12 the opportunity to get involved […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials named a new chair and vice chair for Steering Committee for the AASHTO Innovation Initiative – known as A.I.I. – and appointed a new member of its Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering, known as USRN. AASHTO appointed Shante Hastings, deputy secretary and chief engineer for […]

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