July 21, 2018
  • 3:24 pm WSDOT’s Roger Millar: “We Must Become Stewards of the Transportation System”
  • 3:20 pm Amazon Transportation and Logistics Executive Shares View of the Future
  • 3:18 pm FHWA: Truck Parking Survey Will Include Drayage, Short-Haul Drivers
  • 3:16 pm FTA Issues Two Final Safety-Related Rules
  • 3:14 pm FRA to Offer $318M Worth of Grants for Rail Infrastructure, Safety Improvements

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and technology company Iteris organized a three-hour long “mobile workshop” on July 17 during the group’s 2018 Joint Policy Committee Meeting in Spokane, Washington, to explore that city’s growing bike infrastructure and highlight what can be done to foster its further development. Barb Chamberlain, the director […]

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Technology is rapidly changing all aspects of public and private sector operations, according to Matthew Garrett, director of the Oregon Department of Transportation. And the pace of change is only going to accelerate in the near future, so state DOTs need to ready themselves for both the “challenges and opportunities” that level of change will […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation released key data from the state’s tractor-trailer-only tolling program gathered from June 11, when the program began, through July 10. The data included the number of transactions, number of diversions, and receivables from gantry Locations 1 and 2, the agency – part of an effort to “maintain transparency” about […]

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Roughly $1.2 million in grants are being made available by the District Department of Transportation through the federal Transportation Alternatives Program or TAP, which provides funding to projects considered to be “alternatives” to traditional highway construction. Applications will be accepted through August 15, DDOT said in a statement, and eligible project sponsors include local governments, […]

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The tasks Keith Herrington and Marvin Lindsey usually perform as maintenance workers with the Mississippi Department of Transportation tend towards the mundane, involving everything from patching roadway potholes to picking up litter strewn along the sides of the state’s many highways. But MDOT recently honored the two men for a deed far outside their normal […]

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao joined K. Jane Williams – acting administrator for the Federal Transit Administration – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker plus other state local officials at a June 25 ceremony to officially release $225 million in federal grant money for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line Extension or “GLX” light rail project. The […]

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The Idaho Transportation Department is soliciting public comment on the draft of its fiscal year 2019-25 Idaho Transportation Investment Program or “ITIP,” which is a seven-year “roadmap” for planning and developing transportation projects such as: highways and bridges; bicycle and pedestrian facilities; airports; plus public and freight transportation needs, among others. However, Adam Rush, the ITD’s […]

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The Iowa Department of Transportation officially presented a “first draft” of a proposed five-year funding plan back on May 8 that aims for “multimodal transportation system” investments including aviation, public transit, railroads, trails, and highways. Some $3.4 billion of that plan is earmarked just for highway needs, the agency said. The Fiscal Year 2019-2023 Iowa […]

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Across the nation, a number of states are suddenly grappling with a tougher funding outlook for transportation infrastructure. In Alaska, newly installed Gov. Bill Walker ordered state agencies to halt all discretionary spending on some big-ticket transportation and other infrastructure projects, as he tries to close a yawning budget gap amid a collapse in oil prices that provide […]

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“Same song, second verse,” said Scott Bennett, director of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, as he announced cuts in the agency’s 2015 list of infrastructure project bids due to another round of uncertainty about federal funding. Bennett said Arkansas had to delay 15 highway projects in 2014 that were worth $70 million, because the state could not count […]

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