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
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently sent a five-page letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) outlining recommendations for the agency’s Automated Driving System Safety Framework.  AASHTO noted in its letter that, “…
April 12, 2021
Today, the White House released state-by-state fact sheets that highlight the needs in every state across the country for the investments proposed by President Biden in the American Jobs Plan. The fact sheets highlight 12 key areas to be addressed in the infrastructure plan, including the number of…
April 12, 2021
Allied Technical Services joins Atlas Copco dealer network
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Atlas Copco Power Technique has announced Allied Technical Services Inc. as a dealer, effective immediately. The company is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Allied Technical Services will provide rental, sales, service and distribution of Atlas Copco submersible, surface, and high head pumps and…
April 09, 2021
The Justice Department this week moved to intervene in a disability discrimination lawsuit that private plaintiffs with visual disabilities brought against the City of Chicago under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The department’s proposed complaint alleges that the city fails to provide…
April 09, 2021
Ohio DOT investing nearly $2B to improve transportation infrastructure
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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is planning to invest $1.92 billion into 956 projects to improve transportation across the state. The 2021 construction program includes improvements to 876 bridges and 4,596 miles of pavement. Ninety-six cents of every dollar invested will go toward…
April 09, 2021
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is launching a new strategic highway safety plan called Show-Me Zero to combat rising traffic fatalities on roadways. During the first quarter of the year, there were 176 fatalities in Missouri as a result of traffic crashes. Though down slightly…
April 08, 2021
ARTBA national bridge report ranks Nevada bridges as best in the nation
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Bridges in the state of Nevada were ranked as best in the nation with the least number of structurally deficient bridges in a recently released analysis of 2020 U.S. Department of Transportation bridge inventory data from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The report…
April 08, 2021
Over $42M in bridge construction projects completed in Suffolk County, NY
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The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) recently announced the completion of more than $42 million in bridge replacement and rehabilitation work across Suffolk County.  The work included a new, wider overpass carrying Walt Whitman Road over the Long Island Expressway in Melville…
April 07, 2021
Renderings of the Madison BRT – RapidRide G Line at different locations along the route.
Renderings of the Madison BRT – RapidRide G Line at different locations along the route. Image: Seattle DOT
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week announced a total of $187 million in federal funding will be allocated to four bus rapid transit (BRT) infrastructure projects in California, Utah, and Washington State. Funding is provided through FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Small Starts…
April 07, 2021
ATSSA issues recommendations for a Vulnerable Road Users Program
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The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) recently released its recommendations for “Developing an Effective Vulnerable Road User (VRU) Program” to address rising pedestrian fatalities as well as the safety of people not in vehicles but who utilize the roadways. “This includes…
April 06, 2021
Map of I-285 Advanced Improvement Projects
Map of I-285 Advanced Improvement Projects. Image: Georgia DOT
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced the design-build team for the I-285 Eastside Bridge Replacements Project. The I-285 Eastside Bridge Replacements Project is a part of GDOT’s Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP). The I-285 Eastside Bridge Replacements Project is the…
April 06, 2021