September 21, 2020
  • 1:51 pm Western States Battling Wildfires Get Recovery Funds
  • 1:50 pm Southeastern States Start Recovering From Hurricane Sally
  • 1:38 pm States Continue Receiving FHWA Redistribution Funds
  • 1:32 pm NTIA Encourages FCC to Open 5.9 GHz Spectrum
  • 1:29 pm USDOT Issues $1B in BUILD Grants
 

The Oregon Transportation Commission deferred action on the “environmental path” for the I-5 Rose Quarter highway improvement project on December 18 due in part to a request made by Governor Kate Brown (D) on December 17. [Above photo by the Oregon DOT.] “We agree with Gov. Brown that the project would benefit from completing additional […]

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson (R) (seen above) officially noted on December 16 that 20 transportation projects will receive $50 million under the his new transportation cost-share program – projects selected jointly by the Missouri Department of Transportation and Department of Economic Development, with the goal of building partnerships with local entities to “deliver road and […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation, the Rhode Island State Police (RISP), and the Rhode Island Attorney General Office have joined forces to create a new task force dedicated to reducing the number of tragedies associated with impaired driving. [Above photo by RIDOT.] This new unit of the Rhode Island State Police, which began its […]

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Three state universities are each receiving a $1 million grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to study future state-wide transportation challenges as well as develop ways to improve safety and mobility. [Above photo via NC State University.] The three public schools – North Carolina State University, N.C. A&T State University and the University […]

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Newly-installed Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray officially opened the agency’s yearly Adopt-a-Highway art contest this week, inviting students from across the state to send in original artwork for a contest the agency has held for more than two decades and that attracted 1,000 submissions last year. [Above photo by the KYTC.] “This longstanding tradition […]

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Margaret Anderson Kelliher (above at right), commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Toks Omishakin (above at left), director of the California Department of Transportation, have been appointed to chair two separate American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials committees. Both will serve two-year terms. Anderson Kelliher will serve as chair of the […]

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The state of Iowa is officially seeking candidates to serve as director of the Iowa Department of Transportation – a position appointed by and reporting to the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Iowa State Senate. A full description of the position requirements is listed on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation […]

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When you talk about maintaining mobility during inclement weather, one group of folks that can make it or break it for the state departments of transportation maintenance crews are weather forecasters. [Above photo by the Arizona Department of Transportation.] For that reason, the most recent Snow and Ice Pooled Fund Cooperative Program or “SICOP” podcast […]

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