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Nationwide Updates

Colorado DOT, with Mountains of Info to Sort Through, Seeks First Chief Data Officer The growing mass of data available to the Colorado Department of Transportation has the state agency on the lookout for a new kind of executive: a chief data officer. South Carolina Infrastructure Bank Complicates Transportation Funding Changes to the controversial S.C. Transportation Infrastructure […]
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Weekly Updates: Super Bowl Pre-Game Edition

Super Bowl 50 Presents Daunting Challenge for Bay Area Transportation Planners 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. Texas DOT Planning $1.3 Billion to Reduce Traffic in Largest […]
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Latest National Planning Updates

Virginia Has New Way to Rate Its Transportation Projects The Virginia state government on Thursday took its first crack at a system meant to take some of the politics out of picking transportation projects. Montana Planners Looking for Innovative Ways to Engage Public on Transportation Safety City and county planners have been awarded $115,000 from […]
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Ways 7 States are Involved with Planning

Indiana Transportation Planners Hope to Fill Region’s Gaps The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission will study the feasibility of filling 22 gaps in regional transportation routes that hinder the flow of traffic. Virginia Transportation Planners Create Map, Contingencies for Sea Level Rise Effect on Hampton Roads Streets Behind New Orleans, streets in Hampton Roads are […]
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Planning Updates from the States

New York Governor’s Infrastructure Plans Raise Funding Questions Governor Andrew Cuomo and members of his administration have spent the last 10 days traveling the state, announcing infrastructure programs Cuomo hopes will cast him as a builder along the lines of Robert Moses. Ohio Transportation Planners Call for More Funds to Maintain Roads The region’s transportation planners […]
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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 […]
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State Updates Nationwide

Nebraska Governor Says Legislature Needs to Consider Transportation Needs Gov. Pete Ricketts says he is looking at more than just property tax relief in the upcoming legislative session. 2015 Was a Productive Year for Planners, Community Developers in Billings, Montana Most key “busyness” indicators were up during 2015 for the Planning and Community Services Department […]
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Holiday News Flash from the States

Kansas Contractors Warn About Impact of Raids on Highway Funds An organization that represents highway construction companies is launching a campaign to discourage any more raids on the state Highway Fund to make up for revenue shortfalls that pay for other government programs. Conference Focuses on Future of Transportation Planning in California The last time […]
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FAST Act Reactions & Other News

Obama, Foxx Press for Higher Transportation Funding; FAST Act Draws Caveats President Obama and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx urged Congress to find additional funds for infrastructure investments, as the widely praised FAST Act drew mixed reactions about what its funding levels will achieve for the nation’s surface transportation system. Florida MPO Counting Walkers and […]
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All the Latest State and Federal Developments

Obama Signs $305 Billion Transportation Bill President Obama signed into a law a five-year, $305 billion highway bill on Friday, with just hours to spare before the scheduled expiration of the nation’s road and transit spending. Massachusetts Pushing Complete Street Program: Eyes Changes to MPO System The state is trying to encourage towns to get […]
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