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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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What States are Doing to Change Everything

Iowa DOT Finalizes State’s First Freight Plan State transportation officials hope Iowa’s first freight plan will provide the guidelines necessary to manage a growing industry of airplanes, trains and semi-trailers. New York State DOT Issues Draft STIP New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Matthew Driscoll announced today that the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement […]
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Stay Cool with these State Updates

Kansas DOT Shaping Statewide Rail Plan Between the added connection with Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer line and the Kansas Logistics Park’s designation as one of only four Burlington Northern Santa Fe “certified sites” in the county, the future certainly looks bright for railway traffic in Newton. Texas Thinks Its High-Speed Rail Plans Will Win Where Others […]
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Was Your State in the News this Week?

Virginia Receives Top Honors for Smart Scale Transportation Prioritization Process Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Smart Scale, Virginia’s data-driven prioritization process to fund the right transportation projects that generate the greatest benefit for taxpayers, received the State Transformation in Action Recognition (STAR) award from the Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments. […]
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5 Areas where Planning’s in the News

 South Dakota DOT Hits Road – and Internet – with 2017 Plan for SD Highways State Department of Transportation leaders will crisscross South Dakota during the next few weeks to get public comments on their 2017 plan for highway and bridge projects. Missouri’s State Transportation Program Focuses on Safety, System Preservation The Statewide Transportation Improvement […]
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Updates to Read for Independence Day Weekend

East Coast States Want to Tax Drivers’ Travel, Not Their Gas A group of East Coast states wants to help overhaul the way America pays for its decaying roads, and it’s starting with Monopoly money. Washington State Gas Tax, Fees on Electric Cars Set to Increase July 1 Washington is about to get the second […]
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Planning Around the Country: Summer Edition

Pennsylvania’s Picturesque Route 6 Plans for Bikes (and Pedestrians) More than four million people travel Pennsylvania’s picturesque Route 6 every year. Mega I-75 Project in Michigan Spurs New Road-Funding Debate The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to widen Interstate 75 through Oakland County — but there’s a snag in the funding. A provision in a […]
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State Updates

Delaware Makes Coastal Highway More Pedestrian Friendly Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and other state officials celebrated the completion of the $7.2 million project on Monday. Oklahoma DOT Seeks to Sell State-Owned Freight Rail Lines Commonly when we think about state government owned railways, the image of commuter or light rail operations come to mind. Arizona, […]
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5 Ways States are Involved in Planning

ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION Florida Transportation Summit to Push ‘Walkability’ Just as medicine is moving away from its traditional focus on symptom alleviation and toward a whole-person model of wellness, transportation thinking is evolving similarly. FUNDING Santa Clara VTA Board Approves Transportation Sales Tax Measure for Ballot The Santa Clara County VTA board voted Thursday to place […]
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State News Updates

Michigan DOT Works with Legislators on Bills to Expand Use of Driverless Cars Beyond Testing The U.S. auto industry’s home state of Michigan is preparing for the advent of self-driving cars by pushing legislation to allow for public sales and operation — a significant expansion beyond an existing state law that sanctions such vehicles for […]
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