December 2, 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
 

The Nevada Department of Transportation activated a new online customer service portal on October 5 to provide “enhanced access” to Nevada highway information through its nevadadot.com website. [Above image via the Nevada DOT.] The “Help” section on the right side of the agency’s website now includes new customer access features, such as: Online chat for […]

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On the heels of a nationwide tactical beyond visual line of sight or BVLOS waiver, issued by the Federal Aviation Administration in August, the North Carolina Department of Transportation received a BVLOS waiver to fly Skydio drones to inspect roadway bridges. [Above graphic via Skydio.] According to a blog post by Brendan Groves, head of […]

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Darin Bergquist, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Transportation, plans to retire effective November 13 – wrapping up a 13-year stint as the agency’s leader. “Darin has been a tremendous servant to the people of South Dakota for over 20 years, including 13 years as Secretary of Transportation, and his service will be greatly […]

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The Kansas Department of Transportation provided $5 million in grants to support 13 railroad projects on October 6 through the agency’s Short Line Rail Fund program, which it created in July. The program is a partnership between the public and private sector, as applicants are required to provide 30 percent in matching funds. The Kansas […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation is making more than $6.2 million worth of federal funds available via its Transportation Alternatives or TA program in Greater Minnesota to help communities, schools, and regional agencies pay for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, historic preservation, and Safe-Routes-to-School projects, among other endeavors. [Above photo via the Minnesota DOT.] The agency added […]

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The District Department of Transportation has paved more than 110 miles of roadway in Washington D.C. since March, surpassing 2019’s total by 11 percent, with more than two months of the 2020 construction season left to go – part of a broad effort to improve the quality and safety of the district’s roadways for motorists […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials will host a Toward Zero Deaths or TZD webinar on October 27 to examine the need for infrastructure investments to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, as the number of them killed or injured continues to grow in the United States. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] […]

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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 officially accepting submissions for its 2021 Transportation Systems Management and Operations or TSMO Awards competition. For the 2021 […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed two new members to its Special Committee on Research and Innovation. The first new member is Carolyn Morehouse, chief engineer and division director for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. A 15-year member of the Alaska DOT&PF, Morehouse helped develop the state’s […]

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As part of the 2020 Transportation Systems Management and Operations or TSMO Awards competition, the National Operations Center of Excellence named two industry leaders as its “TSMO Champions” for the year – Tony Kratofil, COO and chief engineer for the Michigan Department of Transportation and Faisal Saleem, Intelligent Transportation Systems branch manager for the Maricopa […]

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