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
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of up to $180 million in competitive grant funds through the agency's Low or No Emission (Low-No) Grant Program. The Low-No Program helps eligible project sponsors purchase or lease low- or no-emission vehicles and supports…
February 11, 2021
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) has advanced nearly $100 billion in aid for the American transportation sector as part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. The T&I Committee says the funding includes provisions for transportation workers whose jobs are…
February 11, 2021
Nevada receives funding to deploy emerging technologies on Las Vegas freeways
Image: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), the Nevada DOT (NDOT), and partners received a $6 million grant to expand emerging technologies on Las Vegas freeways. The 5-mile expansion will extend west of downtown Las Vegas between I-15 and Summerlin Parkway on U.S. 95, a…
February 10, 2021
Crews planning for phase 2 rehab of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge
Image: Seattle DOT
The Seattle DOT (SDOT) recently announced that crews are hard at work designing the full rehabilitation work (phase 2) for the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, after completing the phase 1 stabilization effort. In December 2020, SDOT completed the stabilization measures for the bridge and lowered all…
February 10, 2021
New Jersey officials this week announced $1.8 million in FY 2021 Safe Streets to Transit Program (SSTT) grants for seven municipal projects in Atlantic, Essex, Mercer, Monmouth, and Passaic counties. “Pedestrian safety to and from transit facilities is the main focus of the Safe Streets to Transit…
February 09, 2021
Texas DOT sees largest statewide construction contracts in state's history
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In its 2021 progress report, the Texas DOT (TxDOT) outlines the continued momentum the agency has maintained despite a global pandemic and the historic challenges associated with such an unprecedented time. Statewide, TxDOT currently has more than $24 billion worth of projects under construction—…
February 09, 2021
Buttigieg expresses administration's support for transportation workers, relief funding
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently met with Amtrak and transit officials as well as front-line transit and rail workers at Union Station, where he discussed the importance of the recently announced federal mask requirements for public transportation employees and users to…
February 08, 2021
The South Carolina DOT (SCDOT) recently adopted a wide-ranging complete streets policy for the state-owned highway system.  South Carolina Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall signed the document in Columbia at SCDOT Headquarters on Thursday, February 4, 2021. The complete streets policy…
February 08, 2021
Arizona testing smart work zones along I-40 to increase safety
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In order to increase safety and mobility in highway work zones, the Arizona DOT (ADOT) is studying a smart work zone at an existing I-40 bridge project located between Flagstaff and Winslow. A smart work zone is a traffic management system that can be controlled remotely through computer networks,…
February 05, 2021
Missouri selects design-build team for new Buck O'Neil Bridge in Kansas City
Image: Missouri DOT via flickr
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission this week selected Massman-Clarkson, A Joint Venture, for the design-build contract to replace the Buck O’Neil Bridge, formally known as the Broadway Bridge. Massman-Clarkson, A Joint Venture, competed against two other design-build teams.…
February 05, 2021