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Pennsylvania pilot project to pave roadway with recycled plastic
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), along with other state agencies, this week highlighted a pilot project to pave part of a Ridley Creek State Park roadway with an asphalt and recycled plastic mixture. The project, coordinated through PennDOT's Strategic Recycling Program …
October 14, 2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently announced that fatalities, injuries, and crashes decreased overall at 26 roundabouts at 23 locations in the time since they were built, according to department data. "The modern roundabout is simply safer than the traditional…
October 04, 2021
AASHTO names 12 projects as finalists in 2021 America's Transportation Awards
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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
The Pennsylvania Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office announced that three teams will be invited to submit proposals competing to enter into a public-private partnership (P3) with PennDOT to administer the Major Bridge P3 Initiative. PennDOT said in a press release that the public…
September 21, 2021
Pennsylvania to implement lane reservation system for road work
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is planning to adopt a new lane reservation system to minimize congestion while completing needed road and bridge repairs in the state. PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission first presented the idea of a lane reservation system in…
August 23, 2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) this week announced the release of the department's first Dismantling Systemic Racism and Inequities (DSRI) report. This report evaluates PennDOT's diversity and inclusion efforts, looks to better understand structural racism in transportation…
July 15, 2021
The City of Pittsburgh recently launched Move PGH—a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) system that integrates transit and shared mobility in both physical and digital “mobility hubs” designed to make multimodal travel in the city easy and convenient.   This new system of integrated services enables the…
July 12, 2021
U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the Biden-Harris Administration intends to award $905.25 million to 24 projects in 18 states under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program.  These grants advance the Administration…
July 01, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced approximately $182 million in funding for low- and no-emissions buses and the facilities that support them. FTA says this program helps contribute to the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the…
June 25, 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
PennDOT begins posting variable speed limits on on I-76 Schuylkill Expressway
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has recently posted Variable Speed Limits (VSL) and Queue Detection and Warning (QDW) messages along 14 miles of I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) between King of Prussia and Philadelphia. Last month, PennDOT activated 72 VSL signs and an end-to-…
May 12, 2021
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that 43 highway, bridge, rail, and bike and pedestrian projects in 21 counties were selected for $45.9 million in funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund. Reflecting the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) commitment to…
April 19, 2021
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