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The Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) recently honored seven projects with National Roadway Safety Awards for 2021. The biennial awards program—sponsored by RSF and the Federal Highway Administration—honors "projects and programs that cost-effectively help the nation achieve progress toward…
October 11, 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released its climate adaptation and resilience plan. The plan is focused on ensuring that federally supported transportation infrastructure—as well as U.S. DOT programs, policies, and operations—both consider climate change impacts and incorporate…
October 08, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of $3.5 million in competitive grant funding for projects that improve access to vital services for older adults and people with disabilities, and in low-income communities. FTA’s Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (…
October 07, 2021
NCDOT study finds long-life pavement markings decrease crashes
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A study from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) shows a reduction in serious crashes after rural roads were striped with long-life pavement markings. The study included the results of a pilot in which the department used thermoplastic lane markings, which according to NCDOT are…
October 07, 2021
Northgate Link light-rail extension
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Sound Transit recently opened the Northgate Link light-rail extension in Seattle. The 4.3-mile extension adds three new stations to the system—at Northgate, Roosevelt, and U District—with trips of just 13 minutes from Northgate to downtown Seattle.  Sound Transit says in just three years, the Link…
October 06, 2021
Missouri, Arkansas celebrate ribbon cutting for I-49 Connector
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Gov. Mike Parson (R-Missouri) and Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Arkansas) recently joined together at a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the I-49 Missouri-Arkansas Connector. The connector includes the final 5 miles of the I-49 and I-29 corridor that stretches from North Dakota to Louisiana,…
October 06, 2021
Upcoming projects for the I-35/I-240 Crossroads interchange advanced in the Eight-Year Construction Work Plan
Upcoming projects for the I-35/I-240 Crossroads interchange advanced in the Eight-Year Construction Work Plan. Image: Oklahoma DOT
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is maximizing new dollars to plan for more than 1,600 critically needed highway construction and safety projects in the next eight years. With more than 300 new projects added to the Eight-Year Construction Plan for 2022-2029 approved on Monday, Oct…
October 05, 2021
The time has come to submit nominations for the 2022 Roads & Bridges / ARRA Asphalt Recycling/Reclaiming Awards, which honor the top asphalt road recycling projects in North America. All nominations are reviewed by the Roads & Bridges editorial staff and ARRA’s executive committee.…
October 04, 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
Minnesota DOT launches automated shuttle project in Rochester
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Two low-speed, driverless, electric, multi-passenger shuttles called the Med City Mover are now available for free public rides in downtown Rochester, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. This is the first automated pilot project to travel Minnesota streets. MnDOT and its…
October 01, 2021
UPDATE 10/1/21: The U.S. House has delayed a vote on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill after Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised a vote on Sept. 30.  According to the New York Times, both the House and Senate passed legislation to fund the government through Dec. 3. President Biden has signed the…
October 01, 2021
The time has come to submit your entries for Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Roads and Top 10 Bridges awards for 2021. The deadline to enter a project for consideration has been extended to Oct. 15, 2021. All entered projects must be in the design, construction or completion phase over the last 18…
October 01, 2021
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