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Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge replacement in D.C. to open ahead of schedule
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The new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington D.C. will reportedly open a month ahead of schedule in early September 2021. According to a report from DCist, district officials will hold a Labor Day celebration to open the bridge that will include a community 5k run.  According to the…
August 19, 2021
D.C. mayor announces plans to rebuild collapsed Lane Place Bridge
Image: Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) recently announced plans to improve pedestrian accessibility across DC-295 in Ward 7, including replacing the recently collapsed Lane Place pedestrian bridge. In the next three years, DDOT says it will build three bridges…
July 13, 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
Late last week, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced a resolution calling on the Biden administration's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to end its…
June 29, 2021
Photo source: DC Fire & EMA Twitter feed
Photo source: DC Fire & EMA Twitter feed
UPDATE - June 25, 2021: According to a report from WUSA9, D.C. Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Chris Geldart provided a statement saying the bridge "was inspected in February 2021 resulting in a May 25 inspection report giving the bridge a rating of poor condition (A number 4 rating)." This comes…
June 23, 2021
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) recently announced that the District is investing $10 million to address pressing safety concerns at intersections and on roads across D.C. “We are very troubled by the significant increase in fatalities that…
May 17, 2021
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently released its “Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation” Final Report 2021. The report provides a snapshot of state-by-state investment in public transportation from federal, state, and local funding…
May 03, 2021
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidance for travelers later last week, in which the agency indicated that fully vaccinated individuals can safely travel within the continental U.S. as well as internationally, provided they follow specific protocols,…
April 05, 2021
D.C. Metro seeks proposals for Yellow Line Bridge and tunnel rehab project
Image: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) in Washington D.C. is preparing for a major capital project that will rehabilitate the Yellow Line Bridge spanning the Potomac River. The project will also repair the steel lined tunnels between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations, both of…
March 09, 2021
D.C. takes major step in Dave Thomas Circle intersection safety redesign
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The District DOT (DDOT) in Washington D.C. this week achieved a major milestone in making one of the District’s most notorious intersections—dubbed the “Dave Thomas Circle”—safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. The title for the property at the center of the intersection of New York…
February 02, 2021
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety today released the 18th edition of the annual Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws, a comprehensive guide for state legislatures seeking to improve roadway traffic safety. In 2020, impaired and distracted driving increased and seat belt use decreased,…
January 11, 2021
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released a statement this afternoon saying that, effective Monday, Jan. 11, she will be resigning from her post. Secretary Chao indicated her reason for her resignation was due to the events that unfolded yesterday in D.C., where supporters of President…
January 07, 2021
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