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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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Texas Transportation Leaders Scramble to Keep Up with Car Technology Thomas Frey doesn’t mince words when it comes to driverless cars. “Driverless-car technology is going to be the most disruptive technology in all of history,” the futurist said during an opening session of the two-day Texas Transportation Forum. Oregon Transportation Funding Package Might Not Single […]
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Your Weekly Planning & MPO Updates

PLANNING Federal Rule Would Complicate Planners’ Lives A new federal rule that would significantly complicate the operations of many of the nation’s regional transportation planning organizations, including the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, has become official policy despite protests from across the country. How Tech is Making Urban Planning More Inclusive Imagine if next time […]
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State and Regional Updates

States Submit Transportation Project Requests to Trump States have submitted more than 300 transportation projects to be considered by President Trump as he puts together a massive infrastructure bill. Transportation Agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan Form ‘Smart Belt Coalition’ to Collaborate on Automated, Connected Vehicles The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania Turnpike […]
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