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

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder named Mark Van Port Fleet (seen above) as director of the Michigan Department of Transportation on Oct. 30 to replace Kirk Steudle, who retired on Oct. 31 after serving as the agency’s director for the past 12 years. Van Port Fleet’s appointment, subject to the advice and consent of Michigan’s legislature, […]

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation unveiled an ambitious five-year “Vision Zero Plan” that is viewed as a starting point for eliminating both fatalities and injuries due to motor vehicle crashes on the state’s highways. “There were 116 motor vehicle crash fatalities in North Dakota in 2017 [and] an interim goal identified in North Dakota’s […]

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Nate Thayer (seen above), a highway technician with the Iowa Department of Transportation, is being recognized for saving members of two extended families from drowning while fishing on a day off from work June 15. [Above photo by Iowa DOT.] “I went by a campground and thought about stopping to ask someone there to take […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation awarded $23 million in federal funding has been obligated to local bicycle and pedestrian projects through its Transportation Alternatives Program or TAP grants on Oct. 26, the agency said in a statement. [Above photo by the New Jersey National Guard.] There were 18 projects totaling $18.6 million in TAP […]

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On Oct. 29, Delaware Gov. John Carney and Delaware Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan spoke at a public information session to highlight infrastructure investments that will be made throughout Delaware as part of the state’s fiscal year 2020-2025 capital transportation program of CTP. [Above photo via Delaware governor’s office.] Currently, more than $3.2 billion in […]

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation initiated a pilot test of connected vehicle technology on Oct. 30, with plans to install onboard communication units on about 100 of the department’s vehicles and about 300 private fleet vehicles, along with 75 roadside units on and around Interstate 80. [Above photo from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.] “This technology […]

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For 11 straight years, the America’s Transportation Awards competition sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Socrata (now owned by Tyler Technologies), AAA and the US Chamber of Commerce has showcased the very best transportation projects in nation. This video highlights the 2018 competition which attracted 79 project nominations from 35 […]

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