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Statewide Planning Updates

New Iowa DOT Transportation Improvement Plan Includes Focus on Bridge Repair The Department of Transportation’s draft of the new 5-year for improving the transportation system across the state estimates there will be $3.5 billion in funding available. The director of the DOT’s planning and programming division, Stuart Anderson says the five year plan continues the […]
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Texas Transportation Commission Chair: Historic Transportation Plan Gets Another Boost The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved an update of the Texas Department of Transportation’s $70 billion Unified Transportation Program. The program represents a 10-year project funding outlook that includes new plans to add or improve more than 1,200 miles of roadways to improve safety and […]
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Springtime Planning Updates

Wider I-30 Plan Only Shifts Jams, Arkansas Planners Advise Widening Interstate 30 across the Arkansas River and in portions of downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock would eventually cause bottlenecks and worsen congestion on other sections of the roadway as well as a part of Interstate 630, planning and highway officials said Wednesday. In […]
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Residents, Urban Planner Call for Florida to Demolish I-275 Residents of Seminole Heights and Tampa Heights are calling on Florida officials to demolish Interstate 275. The effort comes after an urban planner suggested the Florida Department of Transportation review 275, which cuts through Seminole Heights and Tampa Heights, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The highway […]
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State and Regional Updates

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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Your Weekly Planning & MPO Updates

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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