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Nationwide Updates: Post-Black Friday Edition

Virginia DOT Aims to Keep Holiday Shopping Traffic Moving Before you can fight over the last doll inside a toy store on Black Friday, you might have to fight over that last parking spot, which you’ll only find after fighting through the insane amount of traffic leading to the mall. PLANNING Infrastructure Planning Must Account […]
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Your Thanksgiving Edition of State Updates

Interview with Mississippi DOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath Mississippi Department of Transportation Executive Director Melinda McGrath talks with Transportation Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast in the first of a series of interviews with the leaders of state DOTs. Maryland Lawmakers Signal Interest in Virginia Model for Transportation Funding Momentum is building for Maryland’s legislature to repeal and replace a […]
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Post-Election Update on the Planning World

South Carolina Officials Working to Define Roles Between SCDOT, Transportation Infrastructure Bank S.C. transportation officials met Monday to begin defining the roles of the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank and Department of Transportation in picking bank projects. Washington State Mayors to Join in Regional Transportation Summit Focusing on transportation issues both north and south of Interstate […]
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What’s Happening Around the Nation

ODOT and Disability Rights Oregon Join Forces to Make State’s Transportation System More Accessible to People with Disabilities In the largest commitment to an accessible transportation system in state history, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Disability Rights Oregon and the Association of Oregon Centers for Independent Living have reached a proposed agreement which will make […]
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Last Set of Updates Before Clocks Move Back

How State Elections Could Affect Road Funding Transportation may not generate the most salacious headlines this campaign season, but at a time when more states are raising gas taxes and finding other ways to fix up their roads and bridges, the fate of infrastructure improvement plans in several states is riding on voter decisions in […]
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Weekly Updates: Halloween Edition

FHWA Releases New Data Showing Nearly 20% of US Drivers Are Over 65 The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published preliminary data today showing that there are more drivers than ever before – an estimated 217.9 million – and that 42.8 million, or nearly one in five, are over 65 years old. […]
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Weekly Planning Updates

Texas DOT: Study to Seek I-45 Mobility Solutions The Texas Department of Transportation is looking for long-term solutions to mitigate traffic congestion on the I-45 corridor in The Woodlands area. Missouri Transportation Department Head: We Need Big Money The head of the state agency over roads says his department needs a large infusion of cash […]
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Your Weekly Roundup of State and MPO Happenings

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Honored for Applying Big Data to Combat Extreme Weather Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has been named a 2016 Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice Award winner for its innovative use of big data and real-time analytics to thwart the financial and public safety threats of winter weather. Vermont Transportation Board to Hold Public Forums on […]
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Governors Talk Transportation and Other Updates

Texas Governor Participates in New Freight Moving System Developed by Texas A&M Transportation Institute Governor Abbott’s first visit to College Station in about a year was to be part of the unveiling of completing a new project by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Wisconsin Governor Says Toll Roads Are Interesting Concept Governor Scott Walker is […]
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What’s the Latest Across the USA?

Wisconsin DOT Rules Out No-Pave Option for La Crosse Transportation Study  State transportation officials say La Crosse’s future transportation needs cannot be met without new pavement but insist they will seek to avoid damaging neighborhoods and environmentally sensitive lands before moving ahead with any new highways.  Minnesota DOT Seeks Comments on Three Statewide Transportation Plans […]
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