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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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Pre-Inaugural Updates from Across the Country

Compromise Proposed on Maryland Transportation-Planning Law at Opening of General Assembly Gov. Larry Hogan (R) opened Maryland’s General Assembly session Wednesday with a call for bipartisan cooperation, and he appeared to have a possible ally in longtime Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert). Profile: Idaho Transportation Department Brian Ness has served as the […]
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Statewide Planning Updates

Colorado DOT, Panasonic to Turn I-70 Into a ‘Smart Highway’ Panasonic announced it is partnering with the Colorado Department of Transportation to turn a stretch of Interstate 70 into a smart highway, enabling cars to communicate with each other as well as road infrastructure. Missouri Transportation Commission Discusses Cost-Share Program The Missouri Highways and Transportation […]
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First State Updates of 2017

Vermont Agency of Transportation Report Urges Delay in Electric-Car Fees A new report recommends that lawmakers hold off on instituting fees for electric vehicles until their market share improves. Arizona DOT Encouraging Companies to Test Self-Driving Cars in State The Arizona Department of Transportation recently issued a statement encouraging companies with self-driving vehicles to consider […]
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Nationwide Updates: Post-Christmas Edition

Delaware DOT Launches Website for Development of Non-Traditional Community-Based Transportation Projects The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces the launch of the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) website. Western Governors Announce Network of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations The governors of Colorado, Utah and Nevada are putting some juice into driving an electrical vehicle across their parts […]
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Your Weekly News Update – Happy Holidays!

Washington State to Begin Testing a Pay-by-Mile Tax In fall 2017, the state of Washington will begin a pilot program, testing a system of charging drivers for the number of miles traveled, instead of charging them a gas tax. Maryland Governor Aims for Repeal of ‘Disastrous’ Transportation Law Calling a recently passed transportation law “disastrous,” […]
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Wintery Statewide Updates

Tennessee DOT Chief Says Driverless Technology Poses Challenges Self-driving vehicles present the biggest challenge for road planners since horse and buggies gave way to automobiles in the early 20th Century, Tennessee’s transportation chief says. Florida DOT Says It Will Work with Planning Organization to Determine What is Needed for Jacksonville’s Hart Bridge Following Mayor Curry’s […]
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Statewide Updates from Around the Country

Connecticut DOT to Finish Up Study on Merritt Parkway Trail The results of a study begun in 2012 to assess the feasibility of creating a nearly 40-mile multipurpose trail along the Merritt Parkway from Greenwich to Stratford are expected to be released by the end of the year. Colorado DOT Conducting $2.2 Million Study to […]
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