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North Dakota DOT Looking Into the Future with ‘ND Moves’ The North Dakota Department of Transportation is changing the future of transportation. A new project is getting started and targeting the needs of North Dakotans. What does North Dakota need for the future of biking, walking, rolling and public transportation? The North Dakota Department of […]
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PLANNING What’s the Federal Government’s Role in Smart Cities? Cities could soon be largely automated with sensors that regulate traffic patterns, garbage trucks that are deployed only when the dumpsters are filled, and with cameras monitoring crime-ridden areas and using artificial intelligence to identify perpetrators. Those and other futuristic elements constitute some technologists’ vision of […]
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Texas Transportation Commission Funds $44 Million for Bicycle, Pedestrian Projects The cities of Waco and Belton are receiving funding to develop new ways for pedestrians and bicyclists to get around their communities. In a press release Saturday, the Texas Transportation Commission announced that 46 projects across the state would receive a total of $44 million […]
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PLANNING More Accurate Traffic Modeling Could Improve Planning for Construction Projects Construction on Twin Cities freeways gives drivers plenty of chances to try alternative routes-and sometimes, find that those routes are under construction, too. In a project funded by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), U of M researchers evaluated the capabilities of simulation software […]
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Caltrans Releases Vision for California’s Rail Plan Caltrans today released the public draft of the California State Rail Plan, which outlines a new framework for California’s rail network. The Rail Plan sets the stage for new and better rail, and multimodal and community connections in the state for the next 20 years and beyond. The […]
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PLANNING Can Mayor’s Ambitious Mobility Action Plan Unsnarl Denver Traffic?  From his desk in Denver’s Traffic Management Center, Mark Meulemans can see buses crawling up East Colfax toward the Capitol. He can also see trucks rumbling through the drizzle at 56th and Dallas, a dense pack of commuters on rain-slicked Colorado Boulevard, a blocks-long queue […]
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Massachusetts Governor to Form Commission for Transportation Review In response to a business group’s report that called for an independent review of state transportation infrastructure needs. Gov. Charlie Baker will sign an executive order creating a new commission to review transportation needs and how the state could fund them. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito made the […]
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Fall Planning Updates

Real-Time Transportation Analytics Tools Streamline Decision-Making in Ohio The Ohio Department of Transportation is awarding contracts to two companies, StreetLight Data and INRIX, to advance the way it collects and analyzes data on the state’s transportation patterns. The new collaboration will give ODOT access to a host of new data tools to “improve system planning, […]
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Texas DOT Partners With Strava for Data on Bike-Pedestrian Networks Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has joined the likes of bike-pedestrian friendly states such as Oregon, Colorado, and Florida in partnering with Strava, a leading website and smartphone app used by thousands of people daily to track their activities via GPS. Over the next two […]
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Missouri DOT Launches Statewide Survey for Long-Range Transportation Plan The Missouri Department of Transportation today launched a statewide survey to solicit public input about the vision for the state’s transportation priorities. The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a federally required process that sets the state’s 25-year vision for transportation. Connecticut’s Low-Cost Program for College […]
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