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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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Statewide News Updates

Texas DOT Plans for $70 Billion to Fund Transportation Projects Over Next 10 Years The Texas Transportation Commission today approved the 2017 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) with $70 billion worth of projects to help TxDOT meet the state’s growing transportation demands. Michigan DOT Prepares to Analyze Data Collected Through IoT Devices As Michigan pulls in […]
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All the Latest in Planning News

North Carolina DOT Reports Record Response to 10-Year Transportation Plan The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) says it received “record” response to its call for public participation on its 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program planning, citing a combination of an online survey tool and regional meetings for the interactions. PLANNING Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission […]
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Nationwide Updates You Don’t Want to Miss

Massachusetts DOT Appoints Director of Newly Created Sustainable Mobility The Massachusetts Department of Transportation appointed its director for the newly created position of director of sustainable mobility, who will focus on bringing more modes of travel to more people throughout the Commonwealth, authorities said. Colorado DOT Leading Public Outreach Effort for State Transportation Plan The […]
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