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Nebraska Will Test-Drive New Vanpooling Program That Lets Six to 15 People Share a Ride The state is hoping Nebraskans will consider taking advantage of a new twist on carpooling. The Nebraska Department of Transportation has entered a three-year contract with Enterprise Rideshare to bring a statewide vanpool program to Nebraska. The program provides a […]
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PLANNING Florida Gulf Coast Island Leaders Want Better Communication in Area Traffic Study For Tom Freiwald, chairman of the Longboat Key Revitalization Task Force, one word sums up his feelings regarding the progress of the Sarasota/Manatee Barrier Islands Traffic Study. Frustration. “The communication has been disappointing,” Freiwald said, speaking on behalf of the task force. […]
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Utah Transit Authority Study: Want to Boost State’s Economy, Health? Invest in Biking, Walking If government invests more to promote bicycling and walking, it would help both Utah’s economy and the health of residents, according to a study conducted by the Utah Transit Authority in collaboration with 11 other transportation and health agencies. The review […]
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Kansas DOT Seeking Input on Transportation Gaps for Poor, Disabled, Elderly State transportation officials have scheduled several public meetings around the state this month to take comment on how to respond to gaps in public transportation services for the elderly, poor and disabled. Hearing sites will include Dodge City, Hays, Hutchinson and Wichita. The Hutchinson […]
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Transportation Bill, Including Unique Bike Tax, Heads to Oregon Governor The approval of a $5.3 billion transportation package came with a unique tax that no other state in the country has: a tax specifically targeting bicycles. House Bill 2017-already approved by the Oregon House-passed through the Senate Thursday. As Road Funding Dries Up, Minnesota DOT […]
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State and Regional Updates

Minnesota DOT’s ‘Rethinking I-94’ Study Aims for Improvements If you drive I-94, you know the sometimes frustrating trip. Which is why the Minnesota Department of Transportation recently started a long-term study on how to improve the portion of 94 that connects Minneapolis and St. Paul. “So from Broadway in north Minneapolis to Highway 61 on […]
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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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