AASHTO names 12 projects as finalists in 2021 America's Transportation Awards
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced the Top 12 finalists in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The Top 12 finalists—chosen from 80 nominees from 35 state DOTs via four U.S. regional contests—now compete for the Grand…
September 24, 2021
transit with AV technology
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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) has selected Stantec to design and build Phase 1 of the Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C) Program, called The Bay Street Innovation Corridor. The goal of this program is to transform downtown Jacksonville through modernization and expansion of its…
September 15, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced a total of $250 million in federal funding allocations to 22 transit projects in the agency's Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program. FTA says the funding is meant to help communities across the country protect the jobs of workers…
June 16, 2021
Florida DOT reopens Pensacola Bay Bridge
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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has reopened the Pensacola Bay Bridge, restoring the vital connection between the communities of Gulf Breeze and Pensacola along U.S. 98. The majority of the bridge is open to four lanes of traffic (two in each direction) except for a two-lane, half-…
June 01, 2021
The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Connected Vehicle Pilot (THEA CV Pilot) this week is deploying seven connected vehicle applications in collaboration with auto manufacturers at the American Center for Mobility (ACM) testing facility in Michigan. The THEA CV Pilot is a $22 million project…
May 24, 2021
THEA announces opening of Selmon West Extension in Tampa, Florida region
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The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) recently announced plans to open the Selmon West Extension, an elevated 1.9-mile toll lane providing a connection for drivers traveling from Brandon to Pinellas County in Florida. Construction of the $230 million project began in late 2018 and will…
April 13, 2021
Miami-Dade County awards contract for South-Dade Transitway BRT Corridor
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The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works has contracted with HNTB Corp. to provide construction, engineering, and inspection services for the new South-Dade Transitway Corridor. The project will create a new 20-mile bus rapid transit (BRT) line with 14 weather-controlled…
April 02, 2021
Pensacola Bay Bridge reopening delayed to Memorial Day week
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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) this week provided an update on the recovery efforts for the Pensacola Bay Bridge, which suffered damage as a result of Hurricane Sally last September. FDOT said to safely reopen the bridge, other repair work is required. This means there will be a…
March 30, 2021
A new report from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) highlights various economic and quality of life benefits delivered by state DOT infrastructure projects. The report—entitled The Benefits of Transportation: The 2021 Round-Up of State DOT Solutions…
March 19, 2021
This month, the Florida DOT (FDOT) is celebrating Florida Bicycle Month to encourage bicycling and recognize its role in providing transportation and recreation to millions of Florida’s residents and visitors annually. Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed an official proclamation recognizing March as…
March 02, 2021
Gov. DeSantis Florida transportation projects
Gov. Ron DeSantis joins state and local officials to celebrate the completion of the 23rd Street Flyover in Bay County. Image: Florida DOT District 3
Gov. Ron DeSantis this week unveiled his Florida Leads budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, which proposes $10.4 billion in funding for the Florida DOT (FDOT). FDOT says this budget continues to invest in essential improvements and enhancements that will allow FDOT to stay focused on providing a safe…
January 29, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that 37 projects will receive a share of $15.8 million in funding to support strategies that develop, deploy and demonstrate solutions that improve transit agencies' operations and enhance rider mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic. "These…
January 19, 2021