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Delaware DOT Pitches Transportation Improvement District in Lewes Department of Transportation officials say Lewes would benefit from a transportation improvement district, but city officials appear to remain skeptical. DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan met with mayor and city council April 10 to discuss establishing a Lewes district. PLANNING Minnesota Transportation Planners Brace for Driverless Vehicles As […]
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Pennsylvania DOT Secretary Calls for More Collaboration with Communities Leslie Richards is the first planner to lead the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and she’s also a former township and county elected official. So she understands why local communities sometimes get frustrated with PennDOT for undertaking projects without considering local planning objectives until it’s too late. […]
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Statewide Planning Updates

Massachusetts State Senators Talk Transportation on Statewide Listening Tour Members of the Massachusetts State Senate are on a statewide listening tour with visits scheduled in each of the 40 Senator’s districts. Each of the nine regional one day stops in the tour includes a session devoted to transportation. It is an attempt to build consensus […]
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Idaho Senate Makes New Changes to Transportation Plan Idaho senators whittled down a $530 million transportation funding plan on Tuesday with the hopes of getting it through both chambers before lawmakers adjourn for the year. The latest transportation plan is now roughly $320 million, primarily by using bonds to pay for new road projects and […]
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Planning Updates For the First Week of Spring

Illinois DOT Shelves Study of Controversial Connector Road A controversial study of the proposed Alton-Godfrey connector has been discontinued by the Illinois Department of Transportation. IDOT mailed a statement this week that states the study has been indefinitely shelved. Colorado DOT Brainstorming How to Cut Traffic on I-70 Mountain Corridor Major changes are in the […]
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Maryland Senate Committee Crafts Compromise on Transportation Scoring Law A Maryland Senate committee has advanced a compromise measure that would delay implementation of a transportation project scoring law that Gov. Larry Hogan consistently pans as the “Road Kill Bill.” The law, passed over Hogan’s veto last year, requires officials to study local transportation projects, rank […]
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Thousands of Arizonans Help Share ADOT’s Long-Range Transportation Plan Playing the part of a transportation planner isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to balancing priorities for Arizona’s highway system with the realities of limited funding. When the Arizona Department of Transportation turned to the public and stakeholders last fall to tell us what’s most […]
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State and Regional Updates

Pennsylvania Governor Announces ‘PennDOT Connects,’ New Transportation-Project Approach Recognizing transportation’s role in connecting communities and supporting economic development, state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today announced PennDOT Connects, an approach that will enhance local engagement and improve transportation-project planning, design, and delivery. Lubbock Mayor, Texas DOT Discuss Freight Mobility and Transportation The […]
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Statewide Planning Updates

Minnesota DOT Releases Two Statewide Plans That Shape State’s Transportation Future The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released the final versions of its 20-year policy and highway capital investment plans. The state highway capital investment plan identifies an $18 billion gap between system needs and revenue over the next 20 years. Iowa in Motion 2045 […]
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DC DOT Unveils Website to Look at Transportation Data in Washington Which roads are the most congested in Washington? Where would you have budget two or three times the normal amount of time to battle traffic? Where are the most crowded bus stops? Which neighborhoods offer comfortable bicycling? A new website, districtmobility.org, launched today by […]
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