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Missouri House Speaker Appoints Task Force to Study Transportation Infrastructure House Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, put together a group of lawmakers and civilians who will work together to develop recommendations to repair the state’s aging transportation infrastructure. This group is called the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force, which was created by HCR […]
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Statewide Planning Updates

Portland, Oregon Regional Leaders Endorse State Transportation Funding Plan Leaders from throughout the metropolitan region endorsed the transportation funding plan being considered by the 2017 Oregon Legislature in an opinion piece published in the Tuesday issue of the Portland Tribune. The statement was signed by Metro Chair Tom Hughes, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Washington County […]
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Texas DOT Meets to Discuss Freight Plan The Texas Department of Transportation was in the Permian Basin Wednesday to talk about the future of the state freight transportation plan, from those who know it best. “One of the key components of the freight plan is making sure that we have a statewide network that identifies […]
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California DOT Proposes Toll Lane, Other Options to Ease Highway 101 Traffic Congestion If you could pay a toll to hop into the carpool lane on Highway 101 to make it through rush-hour traffic faster, would you? That’s one option Caltrans is considering as a solution to the growing traffic congestion on the major Bay […]
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State and Regional Updates

Documentary Looks at Rails-to-Trails in New York State Treasures of New York: Rails-to-Trails takes viewers on a unique journey along the various railway corridors that have been repurposed as recreational bike and pedestrian trails. The program traces the history of such rail trails as Manhattan’s High Line and Poughkeepsie’s Walkway Over the Hudson, and explores […]
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Texas House Passes Bill to Create Revolving Loan Fund for Ports Senate Bill 28, which creates a revolving loan fund to help ports deepen and widen their ship channels, was passed by the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday. It passed the Texas Senate in late March and will now be sent to Gov. Greg […]
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Statewide Planning Updates

New Iowa DOT Transportation Improvement Plan Includes Focus on Bridge Repair The Department of Transportation’s draft of the new 5-year for improving the transportation system across the state estimates there will be $3.5 billion in funding available. The director of the DOT’s planning and programming division, Stuart Anderson says the five year plan continues the […]
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Texas Transportation Commission Chair: Historic Transportation Plan Gets Another Boost The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved an update of the Texas Department of Transportation’s $70 billion Unified Transportation Program. The program represents a 10-year project funding outlook that includes new plans to add or improve more than 1,200 miles of roadways to improve safety and […]
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Springtime Planning Updates

Wider I-30 Plan Only Shifts Jams, Arkansas Planners Advise Widening Interstate 30 across the Arkansas River and in portions of downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock would eventually cause bottlenecks and worsen congestion on other sections of the roadway as well as a part of Interstate 630, planning and highway officials said Wednesday. In […]
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Residents, Urban Planner Call for Florida to Demolish I-275 Residents of Seminole Heights and Tampa Heights are calling on Florida officials to demolish Interstate 275. The effort comes after an urban planner suggested the Florida Department of Transportation review 275, which cuts through Seminole Heights and Tampa Heights, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The highway […]
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