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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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Recent State Updates

US Traffic Growing at Fastest Rate Since 1997 Traffic on U.S. roads is growing at the fastest rate in almost two decades, as cheap gasoline, coupled with a strong economy, encourages motorists to use their cars more. North Dakota DOT Finalizes 2016-2019 Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs and Begins Next Planning Cycle The North Dakota Department […]
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Stay Informed on the Latest from the States

Biden Calls Dallas-Houston Bullet Train Beginning of New Transportation Era in America Vice President Joe Biden stood atop a sun-drenched rooftop in the Cedars on Wednesday to sing the praises of a planned high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston. Virginia DOT Wants to Expand HOT Lanes Toward DC The Virginia Department of Transportation wants to […]
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Mid-November Happenings (Already?) in the States and Cities

With a Friday Deadline Looming, Congress Punts on Transportation Congressional staff who worked around the clock through the weekend on a multi-year transportation bill won’t be able to resolve critical differences by Friday’s deadline, forcing lawmakers to seek an extension for the 15th time. Is Carpooling the Next Hot Transportation Trend? Carpooling, apparently, is the […]
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Latest News Updates

Michigan DOT to Hold Webinar for Public to Discuss Long-Range Transportation Plan The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) wants to engage the public in a discussion of how Michigan will meet its transportation challenges over the next 25 years. Louisiana Planning Summit Takes on Housing, Transportation and Climate Change The 10th Annual Louisiana Smart Growth […]
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Updates from Across the Country

Short-Term Highway Trust Fund Extensions Complicate Planning for States There’s uncertainty about whether the current trust fund shortfall could delay or reduce federal money state and local governments will receive this year for their transportation needs. Pennsylvania’s LVPC Says Rail Transportation in Lehigh Valley’s Future With ever-increasing road congestion one of the major concerns of […]
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Stakeholders Discuss Financing, Planning, & Other Issues

Transport System Shrinks as Agencies Stop Fixing Rural Roads, Bridges [State transportation systems are] getting smaller as state and county agencies quietly give up on maintaining many rural roads and bridges to spend on bigger, more essential projects in busier areas. Arkansas Highway Boss Talks Financing There are two options available for increasing revenue for […]
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