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State Planning News for the New Year

California DOT Awarded Safety Grant to Replace Traffic Data Capturing Equipment

  • Caltrans will replace its current traffic data capturing equipment to better collect information and digital images on the State Highway System, thanks to a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Indiana DOT to Track Overweight Semi License Plates

  • The Indiana Department of Transportation will test license plate-tracking technology next year to monitor “unpermitted overweight vehicles,” the agency said Tuesday.

Shorter Illinois Highway Emerges from Failed Interstate Bid

  • A long-planned federal highway across southern Illinois connecting Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Paducah, Kentucky is no more – at least for now.
FUNDING

Oklahoma DOT Preparing for Effects of Revenue Failure

  • The state’s revenue failure means the Oklahoma Department of Transportation will lose money for a fund supported by personal income taxes.
MPOs

Florida MPO Recommends Planning for Sea-Level Changes, But Few Plans Made

  • Some of Jacksonville’s signature real estate — land around EverBank Field, downtown office towers and hotels — will be underwater if sea-level changes that a regional planning council recommends being prepared to handle really occur.
ROADWAYS

Colorado DOT Sees I-70 Express Lane as a Success

  • Two weeks after its official opening, Colorado Department of Transportation officials see the Interstate 70 Express Lane as a success.
TRANSIT

‘First-of-its-Kind’ Transit Set to Cater to Minnesota Suburbs

  • This month, a “first-of-its-kind” transit service will be offered in several parts of the metro.  The focus isn’t downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul. Instead, it caters to the suburbs.