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Members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced the American High-Speed Rail Act, which would invest $205 billion federal dollars into high-speed rail. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Massachusetts), Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pennsylvania), Suzan DelBene (D-Washington), and Mike Doyle (D-…
March 18, 2021
The U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) this week awarded $18.7 million in Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) grants to eight projects to test new user-based funding methods for highways and bridges. The projects are led by six state DOTs and two transportation…
March 18, 2021
State officials warn that pedestrian deaths are continuing to rise in Texas, and now account for 1 in 5 of all traffic fatalities. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in 2019 alone, 5,975 traffic crashes involving pedestrians occurred in Texas, resulting in 669 deaths, a 5…
March 17, 2021
Gov. Tom Wolf recently reiterated his commitment to phase out Pennsylvania's gas tax, which the Pennsylvania DOT (PennDOT) says is becoming an unreliable source for funding the state's vast transportation network. To make this possible and to further address the state's transportation funding needs…
March 17, 2021
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announced this week that the agency has adopted recommendations proposed by the Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council (STAC). The recommendations and agency responses focus on creating measurable strategies to help the state transition to a…
March 16, 2021
State governments leveraged $29 billion in federal funds to advance $70 billion in highway improvements during FY 2020, according to new federal data. An interactive dashboard created by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) provides U.S. taxpayers, elected officials,…
March 16, 2021
New transit service launches to connect Northern Nevada and Las Vegas
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This week, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and Salt Lake Express will launch daily bus service between Reno, Fallon/Fernley, and Las Vegas.  Operated by Salt Lake Express, daily round-trip bus service will connect Reno with Fallon, Fernley, and Las Vegas via U.S. 95 and I-80. The bus…
March 15, 2021
Tennessee DOT breaks ground on Jefferson Pike widening project in Smyrna
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The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) along with state and local officials recently broke ground in Rutherford County on the Jefferson Pike (S.R. 266) widening project. The $61 million project will widen approximately 4 miles of the existing two-lane roadway to four travel lanes from…
March 15, 2021
EarthCam premieres 50 new software features for construction
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EarthCam premieres 50 new software features for construction EarthCam, the leader in webcam technology and services, released important Software-as-a-Service upgrades for its worldwide customer base. Control Center 8.7 includes an expanded API for custom partner and client integrations, predictive…
March 15, 2021
The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has recently earned a Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation for the transit agency's cleaning and sanitation protocols in public transit vehicles and facilities. To earn this accreditation, COTA says organizations must have a cleaning,…
March 12, 2021
Major landslide closes Kuhio Highway on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii
Image: Hawaii DOT via Twitter
The Hawaii DOT (HDOT) is working to clear a massive landslide on Kuhio Highway (Route 560) on the north shore of Kauai and maintain closures until the agency can safely assess and stabilize the slopes. On March 10, the agency said rocks and dirt were coming down at the Hanalei Hill location. "The…
March 12, 2021
Today, President Biden signed into law H.R. 1319—the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021—which includes funding for the public transportation industry. This bill provides $30.5 billion in critical COVID-19 emergency funding to help public transit agencies continue to provide a lifeline to essential…
March 11, 2021
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