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

A $21 billion transportation plan proposed by Governor Ned Lamont (D) on November 7 would invest $14 billion in Connecticut’s roads and bridges plus $7 billion in its public transit systems over the next decade – and would rely on interstate bridge tolls for part of that funding. [Above photo via the Connecticut Governor’s Office.] […]

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The Nevada Department of Transportation reported on November 7 that construction is now halfway done on the state’s second longest bridge: a 2,635-foot-long highway “flyover” structure that will connect northbound U.S. Highway 95 to the westbound 215 Beltway in northwest Las Vegas. [Above photo by Nevada DOT.] That flyover – which provides direct freeway-to-freeway connections […]

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet tapped a design-build team led by Hall Contracting and American Engineers Inc. for its four-year, $180 million I-Move Kentucky interstate project that includes improvements to I-265, I-71 and I-64 through a heavily traveled corridor in Jefferson and Oldham counties near Louisville. [Above photo by the KYTC.] Planning and pre-construction activities for […]

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The Kansas Department of Transportation recently awarded $39 million in grants to 22 transportation projects as part of its new Cost Share Program launched in September; projects that represent a total of nearly $74 million in state, local, federal and private investment in transportation improvements statewide. [Above photo by the Kansas DOT.] “These projects demonstrate […]

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Two state agencies recently committed a combined $2.5 million toward installing wildlife crossing along US 189 in southwest Wyoming – what’s known as the Dry Piney project – to help reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions. [Above photo by the Wyoming Migration Initiative.] The Wyoming Transportation Commission approved a $1.25 million match of the Wyoming Game and Fish […]

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In the second episode of the TPM Now! video series, Carlos Braceras – executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2018-2019 president – explains the challenges involved with communicating the importance of transportation performance management or TPM practices to state legislators and the general […]

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $533 million plan on October 24 to fund clean car rebates, zero-emission transit and school buses, clean trucks, and other innovative, clean transportation and mobility pilot projects. [Above photo by Ken Lund.] The Fiscal Year 2019-2020 funding plan for clean transportation incentives – funded via $485 million gained […]

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The Illinois Department of Transportation will be using newly-granted federal funds to build out recharging and refueling infrastructure for electric- and natural gas-powered vehicles on Interstate 80. The agency said that the $70,000 federal grant will be matched by $10,000 each from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Illinois – part of a larger […]

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The November installment of the monthly video series compiled by AASHTO Publications – in conjunction with Transportation TV – provides a nearly two-minute update on recent American Association of State Highway and Transportation book releases and news. The highlight for this month is the publication of new guidelines for steel bridge fabrication jointly published by […]

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