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Trump Taps Former Labor Secretary Chao as USDOT Chief in Pro-Investment Cabinet
Moving quickly to fill a Cabinet job that will play a key role in his infrastructure investment plans, President-Elect Donald Trump said he will nominate former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to be his transportation secretary.
December 02, 2016
T&I Democrats Urge Appropriators to Clear FAST Act’s Highway, Transit Funding Hikes
Top Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee are urging leaders of the Appropriations Committee to allow highway and transit programs to now tap into their scheduled fiscal 2017 funding increases that Congress paid for in last year's Fixing America's Surface Transportation ...
Gov. Branstad Names Lowe Interim Director of Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Gov. Branstad named Mark Lowe as interim director of the state Department of Transportation, with Lowe taking over as former Director Paul Trombino served his last day Nov. 29.
Maryland Gov. Hogan Announces $765M Plan to Replace US301 Bridge Over Potomac
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled a $765 million plan to replace an aging, two-lane toll bridge spanning the Potomac River on US 301 with a four-lane structure from Charles County in the state's southeast to King George County, Va.
Drought Crumbles Mississippi Pavements
For Mississippi, the drought that has ravaged the Southeast this year is not only curbing recreational activities such as bonfires and camping but is causing damage to the state's highways, said officials from the Mississippi Transportation Commission and the Department of Transportation.
Kansas DOT Completes Its Largest-Ever Highway Project in Heavily Used Area
Kansas and federal officials held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Nov. 29 to mark substantial completion of the largest highway project in the history of the state Department of Transportation – a complex three-year, $288 million construction program called phase two of the Johnson County Gateway ...
West Virginia Agency Seeks Information to Create Memorial for Fallen Highway Workers
The West Virginia Department of Transportation's Division of Highways said it is asking the public for information to establish a memorial for to honor highway workers who lost their lives while performing their jobs.
Gov. Wolf Unveils $300M Program for Port of Philadelphia to Double Container Capacity
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced a capital investment program for the Port of Philadelphia that will invest more than $300 million over the next few years in the port's infrastructure, warehousing, and equipment.
Congress: Changes Coming at Senate EPW Committee; House T&I Gets New Staff Chief
BarrassoNews agencies reported that Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., confirmed he will chair the Environment and Public Works Committee when the new Senate takes office in January.
NHTSA Proposes ‘Driver Mode’ in Devices to Curb Behind-the-Wheel Distractions
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in new voluntary guidelines, is encouraging makers of cellphones and other mobile devices to build in a "driver mode" function that could automatically block certain functions for motor vehicle drivers in order to curb behind-the-wheel ...
US Seat Belt Use Hits Record High
Seat belt use in the United States has reached its highest level since the federal government began regular national surveys in 1994, according to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
FTA Taking Applications for $2.75M Funding Opportunity in Zero Emission Research
The Federal Transit Administration said it is taking applications from nonprofit organizations through Feb. 21, 2017, to share in a $2.75 million funding opportunity to aid the advancement, production and deployment of zero-emission vehicle technology and related infrastructure for public ...
Association Offers First Risk Management Guide, More Practitioner Handbooks
AASHTO has for the first time published a guide to a wide range of risks that can face planners at state departments of transportation, as well as two more in a series of practitioner's handbooks for environmental issues.
President Taps Nevada DOT’s Terry to Chair Transportation Curriculum Council
Association President David Bernhardt has appointed John Terry from the Nevada Department of Transportation to a two-year term chairing the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council, also called TC3.
AASHTO Seeks State DOT Nominations for 2017 Transportation Management Fellowship
The association is taking applications through Jan. 6 for nominees from member state departments of transportation for the 2017 AASHTO Transportation Management Fellowship.
In this video Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker says he honored to receive the prestigious 2016 America’s Transportation Awards, Grand Prize for the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge; the largest project of its kind in...
December 02, 2016
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December 02, 2016
Louisiana Governor's Task Force Recommends $700 Million Boost for Transportation
West Virginia Gas Tax to Go Down, and State Road Fund Takes the Hit
Colorado DOT Proposes $1.41 Billion Budget to Cover $9 Billion in Projects
Electronic Signs in Illinois Remain Dark Due to Stalled State Budget
All Iowa DOT Snowplows Now Have GPS
California DOT Director to Become Chair of TRB Board Executive Committee
Winners of Annual Georgia Transportation Awards Announced
Maryland First Responders Plead with Drivers to Move Over
Montana Highway Patrol Calls $7.7 Million Proposed Budget Cut 'Irresponsible'
Portland, Oregon Adopts Plan to End Traffic Fatalities – But Doesn't Fund It
Drones to Give Massachusetts State Police Eagle Eye on Car Crashes
New York Governor Signs Bill to Trigger DOT Study of All Grade Crossings
Freight Rail Industry Improves Train Management in Chicago Region
Port Stakeholders Get Update on Project that Would Give Hampton Roads Deepest Water on East Coast
Baltimore Amtrak Tunnel Replacement Would Cost $4 Billion
Vermont Seeks Input on Bus Links to Amtrak Station
NTSB: DC Metro Knew of Potentially Dangerous Track Conditions More Than a Year Before July Derailment
Boston Leaders See New Use for Old Railroad Track
All Aboard Volvo's Very, Very Long Bus
Customs, Immigration Reopen at Hawaii's Kona Airport Allowing Japan Flights
DEA Paid 'Volunteers' to Search Luggage, Mail for Drug Evidence
Artists, Activists Remember Traffic Victims, Hope to Change Policy
$1.3 Million Park Trail to Connect Bastrop, Texas Parks to Chestnut Street
Fight Over 'Buy America' Provision Erupts in Congress
Galveston Cruise Terminal Continues to Expand as Passenger List Grows
USDOT Asks Autonomous Vehicle Test Sites to 'Prove It'
BTS Opens New Fellows Program in Geospatial and Library Science
#TranspoStory: Meet Lessie
A Performance-Based Highway Geometric Design Process
December 02, 2016