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 Iowa Department of Transportation explained in a recent blog post that slow-moving maintenance activities, such as painting pavement markings, is some of the most dangerous work conducted by its highway crews. [Above photo by Iowa DOT.] That’s why the agency is testing a new roadway marking system this summer – an epoxy-based paint system […]

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The California Department of Transportation in providing $146 million in funding via its Low Carbon Transit Operations Program or LCTOP to 166 local public transportation projects across the state; supporting new and expanded bus, rail, and intermodal transit projects aimed at improving the sustainability of transportation systems and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. [Photo by […]

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To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Connecticut Department of Transportation partnered with bus operators to distribute masks to riders at 17 transit district facilities around Connecticut on July 28. [Left to right in photo above: Joseph Giulietti, Connecticut DOT commissioner; Governor Ned Lamont (D); Mayor Luke Bronin of Hartford. Photo via the governor’s […]

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The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) recently issued a grant solicitation for new infrastructure projects to improve statewide access and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians. [Above photo by VTrans.] The agency noted that in 2019, it awarded a total of $3.6 million for construction and planning projects throughout Vermont via its Bicycle and Pedestrian grant […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is making two key 2020 management courses – one to be held in September and the other in October – virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The AASHTO National Transportation Management Conference – which focuses on helping state DOT managers develop supervisory skills and leadership abilities […]

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