November 30, 2020
  • 12:50 pm FCC Opens 5.9 GHz Spectrum to Non-Transportation Use
  • 12:43 pm FHWA Issues ER Funds for Brent Spence Bridge Repairs
  • 12:38 pm Sheehan: ‘Transportation Provides Access to Opportunity for all’
  • 12:37 pm AASHTO Passes Resolution Addressing Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • 12:36 pm Incorporating Civil Rights Principles into State DOT Operations
 

Caltrans this week adopted an updated bicycle and pedestrian action plan that it said will reduce dependence on driving, promote safety and reconnect communities that have been divided by freeways and high-speed roads. (Photo credit: Caltrans) According to a Caltrans statement, the updated action plan was developed in consultation with the California Walk/Bike Technical Advisory […]

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation recently celebrated the completion of the I-440 Reconstruction Project – the largest project in the agency’s history. The agency said the $154.8 million project’s prime contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., began removing construction signs and opening newly reconstructed I-440 lanes to traffic during the last week of June – one […]

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The Iowa Department of Transportation is joining forces with the Iowa Department of Public Health to coordinate a new statewide highway safety campaign to encourage moms and moms-to-be to buckle up in order to prevent death and reduce serious injuries due to vehicle crashes. (Photo credit: PickPik) The Iowa DOT noted in a statement that […]

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation recently enhanced its 511 Traveler Information System to make it more user friendly and provide more information. (Photo Credit: SCDOT) The agency said in a statement that its 511 system is an app, website, and telephone system that provides real-time traffic information on all South Carolina interstate highways and […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation’s West Central Region is using new guardrail repair and replacement procedures that not only increases the efficiency of the repair/replacement process but also resulted in a dramatic increase in payment collections for damage from the public, saving the department – and the taxpayers – money. (Photo Credit: Georgia DOT) Many […]

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The Utah DOT this week welcomed visitors to a new website design, the first design update in 15 years. The department released a video explaining the changes. According to a statement, the department worked with Utah Interactive to overhaul the old site “based on research that involved those who use the website the most, the […]

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A new Electric Vehicle Charging Study compiled by DriveOhio – a division of the Ohio Department of Transportation – outlines a new statewide strategy to help expand EV use within Ohio, such as by building EV charging stations at least every 50 miles at specific locations along interstate, state, and U.S. route corridors. (Photo Credit: […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation issued public health guidance to airlines and airports on July 2 to help foster the recovery of the nation’s air transportation system from the public health emergency spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo Credit: Federal Aviation Administration) The USDOT said its Runway to Recovery document – which includes input from the U.S. […]

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The Federal Highway Administration published a notice of funding opportunity on July 6 making up to $60 million worth of Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment or ATCMTD program grants – created by the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation or FAST Act – available to fund new technologies that improve transportation efficiency and safety. […]

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The focus and attention of the top U.S. Department of Transportation Officials was on pedestrian safety on Wednesday, July 8. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao kicked off the first of three online forums dubbed “USDOT Summit on Pedestrian Safety – Virtual Series” by noting that pedestrian fatalities reached a peak in 2018, at a […]

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