July 6, 2022
  • 12:08 pm TRIP Report Analyzes Recent Spike in Traffic Fatalities
  • 12:01 pm Letter: Inflation Requires ‘Buy America’ Rules Adjustment
  • 11:58 am USDOT Activates ‘Reconnecting Communities’ Pilot Program
  • 11:55 am Five States Help Expand U.S. Bicycle Route System
  • 11:47 am USDOT Offers $573M for Railroad Crossing Elimination

The Utah Department of Transportation officially kicked off major construction on the $750 million West Davis Highway project on May 25; a project expected to reduce delays on local roads west of I-15 by more than 30 percent, improve freight flows, and improve overall travel times for state residents. [Above photo by the Utah DOT] […]

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The South Carolina Transportation Commission recently approved the new $642 million 2021-2022 paving program proposed by the South Carolina Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the SCDOT] That plan aims to rehabilitate and resurface nearly 1,000 miles of state roads over the next two years, along with replacing or repairing aging bridges, making rural roads […]

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The Idaho Transportation Board recently approved a $350 million construction work plan expected to shift into high gear sometime in 2022; a plan that includes $140 million worth of one-time funding for projects that are part of the “Building Idaho’s Future” program launched by Governor Brad Little (R) in March. [Above photo by the Idaho Transportation […]

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The Virginia Department of Transportation recently launched a vehicle crash-removal incentive program for the Interstate 81 corridor that pays a $2,500 to $3,500 bonus to towing and recovery companies that re-open travel lanes within 90 minutes of receiving notice to proceed from law enforcement on the scene. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT] The Virginia […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation said that as of May 19, its crews, contractors, and volunteers have collected 6.3 million pounds of litter from along the state’s roads – putting them on pace to exceed the record for litter collection set in 2019. [Above photo by the NCDOT] That 6.3 million pounds of trash […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation is installing larger, more visible wrong way signs along three interstates in the southern part of the state as part of an ongoing effort to get the attention of drivers who travel in the wrong direction. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] The agency said in a statement that more […]

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The Center for Environmental Excellence – a partnership through the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the Federal Highway Administration – launched a new website to provide faster and easier access to information for users, available at https://environment.transportation.org. Established in 2001, the Center promotes environmental stewardship, encourages innovation and serves as a […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently issued a new bridge publication: Guidelines for Maintaining Small Movement Bridge Expansion Joints, First Edition. Available as a PDF download, this new publication provides bridge maintenance practitioners with detailed procedures for replacing, repairing, and maintaining Small Movement Expansion Joints – known as “SMEJs.” The guidelines […]

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