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Another Week, Another Update

TRIP, Maryland DOT’s Pete Rahn Report on Road Congestion Challenges, Efforts to Reduce It Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn joined with the TRIP traffic research group to both identify the state’s worst roadway bottlenecks and highlight efforts the state has been taking in recent years to improve conditions. ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION DC-Area Planners Aim […]
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Nationwide Updates

Pennsylvania DOT Announces New Bike Route Mapping Tool to Assist Riders The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) joined other state and local officials today in kicking off Bike to Work Week May 16 – […]
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State Happenings from Around the Country

Florida DOT Wants Lake-Sumter MPO Problems Addressed Immediately Operational deficiencies and mismanagement of grants within the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization warrant immediate corrective action by that group’s board of directors, state officials say. Montana DOT Announces TransPlanMT Today the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) announced the launch of its update to the statewide long-range planning […]
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4 Areas Featuring State Headlines that are Relevant to You

Utah Likely to Stick with Gas Tax as Other States Test By-the-Mile Highway Funding Oregon volunteers are testing a plan to replace its 31.1 cents per gallon state gasoline tax with a new system charging 1.5 cents for every mile residents drive (based on odometer readings). California is about to launch a similar pilot program. […]
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Planning Developments from the Past Week

Georgia Ports Authority Not Stopping at State Line The Georgia Ports Authority may develop facilities in neighboring states, outgoing chief Curtis Foltz said Wednesday. Oregon Governor Urges New Transportation Package for 2017 Gov. Kate Brown reiterated her call for state lawmakers to pass a major transportation funding package in 2017 during a visit to Eugene […]
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Latest State Updates

Maryland Seeks $155 Million from Feds to Clear Freight Bottleneck Beneath Baltimore The state and the railroad CSX Transportation have agreed to a plan to remove a bottleneck for freight shipping beneath the streets of Baltimore and have requested $155 million in federal funding to help pay for the project they say will boost the […]
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Nationwide Updates

Maryland General Assembly Overrides Veto of Transportation Bill The Maryland Senate voted Friday to override two more of Gov. Larry Hogan‘s vetoes, allowing bills on transportation projects and Anne Arundel’s school board to become law. PLANNING The Huge Impact Driverless Cars Will Have on Parking and Urban Landscapes Elon Musk predicts that fully autonomous cars will hit the road by […]
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Extra, Extra! State News Update!

Washington’s Rail Car Program for Produce May Be Revived The state Department of Transportation is looking into whether to restore a rail car program for produce that it suspended four years ago. Texas DOT to Reduce Truck Tolls as Part of Congestion-Relief Effort The Texas Transportation Commission today voted to give trucks a break on […]
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News Update – Springtime Edition

FASTLANE Grants Energize Freight Planning Conversations in Tucson, Charlotte and New Orleans As we continue with our conversations on freight planning in cities around the country, we are delighted to have new funding opportunities to talk about with the new Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grants. I-10 Expansion […]
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Latest News from Around the Country

I-70 Toll Lane Helping Ease Traffic, Says Colorado DOT The 13-mile tolled express lane on eastbound Interstate 70 from Empire to Idaho Springs has been open for a little more than three months, and it’s helping ease traffic during peak travel periods, according to Colorado Department of Transportation officials. Decision on Widening I-95 Key Step […]
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