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Weekly Updates: Super Bowl Pre-Game Edition

  • Ever since Levi’s Stadium opened in 2014, the shiny new home of the 49ers has drawn more attention for the difficulty of getting to and from events than for the quality of the football.
  • The Texas Transportation Commission unveiled a $1.3 billion plan Wednesday targeted at reducing traffic congestion on some of the most clogged Texas roadways.
  • The new director of the Missouri Department of Transportation continued his call to boost state transportation spending on Tuesday.
MPOs
  • The Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization said travel times in the region will double in the next two decades because of a surge in population.
PLANNING
  • In 2011, the first baby boomers–defined as those born between 1946 and 1964–reached age 65. Their move into retirement is causing a dramatic demographic shift, raising the question of how commuting will change in a post-baby boomer world.
ROADWAYS
  • Running from western Mississippi to South Florida, U.S. 98 is vital to local transportation, connecting Pensacola to Gulf Breeze and Navarre and stretching about 20 miles through Santa Rosa County into Okaloosa County.
  • Highway drivers are being asked for their advice as the Iowa Department of Transportation studies how to increase mobility on Interstate 80 between the Nebraska and Illinois borders with an eye toward adding lanes.
TRANSIT
  • A bill to be filed in the Georgia legislature could direct billions in tax dollars to MARTA for an unprecedented expansion, according to sponsor Sen. Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta.
REPORTS & RESEARCH
  • Americans may be changing some fundamental patterns of their travel.
  • Factors such as inspections and crew changes affect freight rail movements in the four U.S. border port of entry (POE) communities GAO visited, which can result in blocked highway-rail grade crossings.