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The New York City DOT (NYCDOT) recently announced the geographic boundaries for the e-scooter pilot mandated by City Council legislation passed in 2020. The pilot will offer a new shared mobility option in eastern Bronx neighborhoods from Eastchester and Co-op City to Throggs Neck and Soundview, an…
February 23, 2021
The South Carolina DOT (SCDOT) will begin construction this week to widen nearly 4.2 miles of U.S. 17 from the Georgia border to the intersection of SC 315 near Hardeeville, South Carolina in Jasper County. SCDOT will widen the roadway from two to four lanes and make other improvements to enhance…
February 22, 2021
Study aims to improve U.S. transportation system with accessibility data
Image: University of Minnesota
Transportation research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota is entering its second phase with a new multiyear national pooled-fund study to measure access to destinations, such as jobs, education, and health care. “Measuring access to destinations gives us the clearest…
February 19, 2021
The Bourne Bridge in Massachusetts
The Bourne Bridge in Massachusetts is one of two bridges serving as evacuation routes for the the Cape and Islands region in the state. Image: Jpo [CCA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons
U.S. Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, along with U.S. Rep. Bill Keating—all of Massachusetts—this week reintroduced the Enhancing the Strength and Capacity of America’s Primary Evacuation Routes (ESCAPE) Act.  The legislation dedicates $1 billion of federal resources annually to expand the…
February 19, 2021
A Work Zone Speed Control System was chosen as runner up in ATSSA's 2021 Innovation Awards.
A Work Zone Speed Control System was chosen as runner up in ATSSA's 2021 Innovation Awards. Image: ATSSA
Two exhibitors at ATSSA’s 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo received Innovation Awards today in recognition of new products created by their companies that contribute to the industry’s mission of advancing roadway safety and working Toward Zero Deaths. The new products from 2020 were…
February 18, 2021
The U.S. DOT this week announced it is seeking applicants for the FY 2021 round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. The department says INFRA grants will fund transportation projects of national and regional significance that are in line with the Biden…
February 18, 2021
Auburn University debuts new autonomous vehicle research facility
Image: Auburn University / Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
Auburn University in Alabama has recently opened a new autonomous vehicle research facility at Auburn’s National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) test track. The facility will aid researchers in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s GPS and Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory (GAVLAB) whose work is…
February 17, 2021
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority's Board of Directors recently approved Great Hills Constructors as the Apparent Best-Value Proposer (ABVP) to design and construct the 183 North Mobility Project. This allows the agency to move into final contract negotiations with an expected contract…
February 17, 2021
The Coalition for Future Mobility (CFM) recently sent a letter urging Congress to support legislation that will advance U.S. leadership in the safe development and deployment of automated vehicles (AVs). Noting that the nation is “a global leader in the development of these potentially life-saving…
February 16, 2021
Ambler Access Project in Alaska
Image: Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) recently entered into a long-term agreement with Ambler Metals LLC (Ambler Metals) for shared predevelopment costs of the Ambler Access Project. The Ambler Access Project is a proposed 211-mile, east-west running controlled industrial…
February 16, 2021
The Pennsylvania DOT (PennDOT) was recently recognized with two 2020 Annual Transportation Systems Management & Operations (TSMO) awards presented by the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE). "I am so proud of the department and the recognition that we've received," PennDOT…
February 12, 2021
Illinois-bound I-74 Mississippi River Bridge making progress
Crews install the 18th arch segment for the Illinois-bound bridge in January 2021. Image: Lunda Construction Co.
The Illinois DOT and Iowa DOT this week provided a progress update on the Illinois-bound I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project between Moline, Illinois and Bettendorf, Iowa. The first week of February, crews installed the first of four intermediate struts (crossbeam) on the Illinois-bound arch. At…
February 12, 2021
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