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State DOTs Win Awards for Drone-Based Hurricane Response, Launching an Innovative Bus Rapid Transit Program and Preserving a Century-Old Bridge

August 21, 2019 - in Awards, News

SAVANNAH, GA —Seven southern state departments of transportation won regional awards today for 10 transportation projects credited with preserving a 100-year-old community bridge, expanding transportation options for commuters through a modern, high capacity…

Leadership Reset Underway for Several Transportation Agencies

August 20, 2019 - in News, People

A new administrator has been sworn in at the Federal Aviation Administration, with a new acting deputy secretary announced for the U.S. Department of…

Transportation Projects that Benefit Communities and Businesses Win Regional Awards

August 16, 2019 - in Awards, Events, News

NDIANAPOLIS, IN— Six mid-American state departments of transportation won regional awards today for eight outstanding transportation projects that are…

Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Creating New State DOT Office

August 13, 2019 - in News

A transportation bill signed into law on Aug. 6 by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) (seen above) will, among other things, create a new office within the Wisconsin Department of Transportation; an office responsible for “facilitating” faster delivery…

Missouri Creates $50M Transportation Cost-Share Program

August 13, 2019 - in Financial, News

A new “cost-share” program created by the Missouri General Assembly this year provides $50 million to the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Economic Development to build “partnerships” with local entities in support…

FTA Awards $84.9M in ‘Low-No’ Transit Bus Grants

August 5, 2019 - in News, Transit, Transportation

The Federal Transit Administration awarded $84.9 million in grants to 38 projects in 38 states on July 26 via its Low- or No-Emission or “Low-No” program that funds transit bus projects centered around “advanced propulsion” technologies. Eligible projects…

GAO Report Finds Interoperability Issues Plague PTC Deployment

August 5, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

A new report issued by the U.S. Government Accounting Office on July 31 indicates that “vendor and software issues” are currently “major or moderate challenges” for Positive Train Control or PTC technology implementation, with more than half of railroads…

USDOT Event Highlights State DOT INFRA Grants

July 29, 2019 - in Financial, News

The U.S. Department of Transportation officially awarded nearly $856 million worth of Infrastructure for Rebuilding America or INFRA grants to fund 20 projects across the country during a special event at its Washington, D.C. headquarters on July 25 – with…

Michigan Team Wins NOCoE’s Transportation Technology Tournament

July 29, 2019 - in Awards, News, People

A student team from the University of Michigan took home top honors at the second annual Transportation Technology Tournament; a competition sponsored by the National Operations Center of Excellence and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The NOCoE is a…

AASHTO Taps FHWA’s Hendrickson as its Deputy Director

July 22, 2019 - in News, People

WASHINGTON – The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials today announced that Brandye Hendrickson, the Federal Highway Administration’s deputy administrator, is joining the organization as its new deputy director. Hendrickson,…