The Pennsylvania DOT (PennDOT) recently announced that according to department data, fatalities, injuries, and crashes decreased overall at 19 roundabouts at 16 locations after they were built. "We are glad to promote the use of roundabouts throughout the commonwealth," PennDOT Secretary Leslie …
September 17, 2019
Nebraska DOT 2020 program book
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The Nebraska DOT (NDOT) recently released its 2020 construction program, which details transportation projects scheduled for funding over the next year and identifies those planned for construction in the following five years. Along with the announcement came news that NDOT's strategy for 2020 will…
September 16, 2019
Michael Holder, vice president, Gannett Fleming
Michael Holder, vice president, Gannett Fleming
As I consult with transportation professionals and public works providers across the country, some react to ideas like automated vehicles and augmented reality as if they were as fictional as the Jetsons. I understand why – the technological changes currently underway will fundamentally alter the…
September 13, 2019
Maryland DOT Secretary Rahn at launch of Opportunity MDOT
Maryland DOT Secretary Rahn at launch of Opportunity MDOT
The Maryland DOT (MDOT) recently launched Opportunity MDOT, an innovative initiative that connects small, disadvantaged and minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses to economic inclusion programs as part of the I-495 and I-270 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Program.   Opportunity MDOT will…
September 12, 2019
NTSB recommendations on traffic safety hardware in California
The crash attenuator involved in the fatal Mountain View crash (right) is seen alongside an undamaged attenuator. Image: Caltrans via NTSB
The National Transportation Safety Board issued a Safety Recommendation Report this week as part of its ongoing investigation of the fatal crash of a Tesla in Mountain View, California, that took place back in March 2018. In its report the NTSB issued a safety recommendation to the California State…
September 11, 2019
The U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $871.2 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 39 states, plus territories and tribal governments, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events. FHWA’s ER program reimburses…
September 10, 2019
transportation construction planning
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The Texas Transportation Commission approved the Texas DOT’s (TxDOT) 10-year transportation plan that includes more than $77 billion dedicated to improving safety, addressing congestion and connectivity, and preserving roadways for Texas drivers.  According to TxDOT, the the 2020 Unified…
September 09, 2019
The Wisconsin DOT (WisDOT) is providing funding through a one-time grant program designed to address critical transportation needs throughout Wisconsin. The $75 million Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) grant program is available to local and tribal governments. The program pays up to 90% of total…
September 06, 2019
The Kansas DOT has launched a new program designed to provide state funding for transportation projects while also leveraging local and private funding. The new Cost Share Program will provide funding to local entities for transportation projects that improve safety, support job retention and…
September 05, 2019
The California DOT (Caltrans) will award more than $34 million in transportation planning grants for FY 2020-2021 to local agencies and their efforts to plan more sustainable communities, reduce transportation-related greenhouse gases, and adapt to the effects of climate change. A significant…
September 04, 2019
Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Selmon Expressway
Reversible Express Lanes on the Selmon Expressway. Image: THEA
The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) announced the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) as the winner of the 2019 Toll Excellence Award for Customer Service and Marketing Outreach. THEA garnered the international recognition for innovative excellence in…
September 03, 2019
BNSF Railway Bridge project over Central Tri-State Tollway in Illinois
Image: Illinois Tollway
Advance work is scheduled to begin this week as the Illinois Tollway prepares to begin rebuilding the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge over the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in western Cook County. Construction of the new bridge is a multi-year project scheduled to complete by…
September 03, 2019