October 26, 2020
  • 12:26 pm AASHTO to Examine Election Impact on Transportation at Annual Meeting
  • 12:25 pm CDC Says Public Transit Passengers, Operators Should Wear Masks
  • 12:17 pm FHWA Awards AID Funds to Seven State DOTs
  • 12:13 pm USDOT: Connected Vehicle Pilot More Complex Than Expected
  • 12:10 pm Expansion in the Works for Nevada Smart Roadway Project
 

The U.S. Department of Transportation established October as the first-ever National Pedestrian Safety Month and, concurrently, many state departments of transportation are highlighting their efforts to improve pedestrian safety. [Above photo by the Oregon DOT.] For example, the California Department of Transportation is enhancing pedestrian safety measures at high-risk locations based on traffic collision data, […]

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A new Texas A&M Transportation Institute road safety study indicated that while the risk of death or injury due to motor vehicle crashes increased on Texas roads during the COVID-19 the pandemic, the number of actual motor vehicle crashes dropped across the state. [Above photo vis the Texas DOT.] The number of Texas traffic crashes […]

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A new report issued by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds that among electric scooter or “e-scooter” riders who sustained injuries, nearly three out of five sustained their injuries while riding on the sidewalk — and about a third of these riders got those injuries in places where sidewalk riding is prohibited. [Above photo […]

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A new Government Accounting Office report claims the Federal Aviation Administration “has not fully implemented key practices” that are necessary to carry out a risk-based cybersecurity oversight program for the U.S. aviation industry. [Above photo by the FAA.] The 55-page report states that modern aircraft are equipped with networks and systems that share data with […]

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The U.S. Maritime Administration issued $220 million in discretionary grants on October 15 to improve port facilities in 15 states and territories through its Port Infrastructure Development Program. [Above photo by the Port of New Orleans.] Of the 18 projects that received grants, eight are located in Opportunity Zones – created to help revitalize economically […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is providing $9.1 million in fund to 10 projects in nine states through its Safety Research and Demonstration Program and Bus Operator Compartment Program to support a range of transit industry initiatives. [Above photo by SEPTA.] The agency noted its Safety Research and Demonstration Program is part of a larger U.S. Department of Transportation safety research […]

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation demonstrated its first “autonomous impact protection vehicle” at a test site event for federal and state officials on October 8; a truck designed to improve safety for work zone vehicle operators. Meanwhile, the agency inked a deal with Botlink InSites for its drone surveying and mapping needs. [Above photo […]

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The Nebraska Department of Transportation hosted an event on October 8 to celebrate progress on the $352 million Lincoln South Beltway project to connect U.S. Highway 77 and Nebraska Highway 2. [Above photo by the Nebraska DOT.] Construction on the project began this summer and should be completed by spring of 2024 – four years […]

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An annual report compiled by the North Carolina Department of Transportation indicates animal-vehicle crashes increased statewide between 2018 and 2019: jumping by more than 2,300 in just one year to 20,331 total animal-vehicle crashes. [Above photo by the Allstate Insurance Co.] The NCDOT Transportation Mobility and Safety Division study also showed animal-related crashes have killed […]

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The New York State Department of Transportation is providing an $800,000 grant to help fund an $8.4 million intermodal ground transportation facility at Long Island MacArthur Airport; a “one-stop facility” designed to give businesses and visitors to New York City and the Long Island region an improved and streamlined travel experience. [Above photo by Long […]

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