January 25, 2016 - Industry News
The Iowa Department of Transportation is currently testing road sensors designed to detect and warn drivers of icy road conditions to prevent accidents caused by slippery winter roads.
Tags: Winter Driving, Department of Transportation, Iowa, Winter, Road Safety
December 21, 2015 - Industry News
As much as 70% of state Departments of Transportation are tracking El Niño to make preparations for the unusual winter weather ahead, including increasing stocks of salt and de-icing chemicals, according to a new survey.
Tags: Road Salt, Department of Transportation, AASHTO, De-Icing, Winter Driving
October 7, 2015 - Industry News
The Dept. of Transportation announced on Oct. 6 the “immediate availability” of $5 million in emergency relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration to the South Carolina Dept. of Transportation to help repair roads and bridges damaged by the recent rain-driven flooding that has crippled the state.
Tags: Flooding, South Carolina, Department of Transportation
September 1, 2015 - Industry News
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has sent out a traffic alert in preparation for a visit from Pope Francis on Sept. 26-27.
Tags: New Jersey, Traffic Congestion, Department of Transportation, Philadelphia, New York City
January 12, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration announced the availability of $30 million in state grants aimed at assisting states in improving transportation safety by modernizing their technology infrastructure.
Tags: FMCSA, Department of Transportation, Federal Grants, Enforcement
December 3, 2014 - Industry News
Work is set to begin in early 2015 on the Florida Department of Transportation’s Interstate 4 Ultimate construction project. The project will revamp a 21 mile section of Interstate 4 in Central Florida from Orange County to Seminole County.
Tags: Florida, Department of Transportation, Road Construction
November 26, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking for comments on a plan to raise insurance minimums for carriers and establish insurance requirements for brokers and freight forwarders.
Tags: FMCSA, Insurance, Department of Transportation, Hazmat
November 14, 2014 - Industry News
The final segment of a new Interstate has been completed connecting the cities of Texarkana, Ark., and Shreveport, La. The 10 mile segment of road will be designated as Interstate 49 replacing what was Highway 549 in Arkansas.
Tags: Department of Transportation, Arkansas, Louisiana, Road Construction, Interstate 49
October 9, 2014 - Industry News
Road crews are closing lanes on Interstate 65 in Franklin, Tenn., from Oct. 11-12 as they do bridge repairs at State Route 248 on the Peytonsville/Goose Creek Bypass.
Tags: Tennessee, Traffic Congestion, Department of Transportation, Interstate 65, Road Closure
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
The Washington State Department of Transportation expects a bridge expansion joint repair project to cause lengthy traffic backups and delays in Olympia Washington in mid-September.
Tags: Washington, Traffic Congestion, Department of Transportation, Interstate 5, Road Construction
July 16, 2014 - Industry News
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx received a report this week from the Department of Transportation’s National Freight Advisory Committee making 81 recommendations to improve the performance of the nation’s freight transportation system.
Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. Transportation Secretary, Department of Transportation, Highway Funding, U.S. DOT, Highways, Freight
June 11, 2014 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.4% in April from March, increasing for the third consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Freight Transportation Services Index released Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index, Transportation Services Index, U.S
March 4, 2014 - Industry News
President Obama’s budget for the Department of Transportation calls for new performance measures and a $10 billion freight program as well as his four-year, $302 billion infrastructure program.
Tags: Department of Transportation, Budget, Highway Funding, Legislation, ATA, Infrastructure, Highways
February 18, 2014 - Industry News
Transportation unions are pushing back against what they claim is a torrent of "wrongheaded policies and business models that threaten the quality and safety of the nation’s transportation system and middle-class jobs."
Tags: Regulations, Department of Transportation, Labor Unions
May 22, 2013 - Industry News
Anthony Foxx was well received by the Senate Commerce Committee at his confirmation hearing Wednesday and there were no signs of resistance to his nomination as Secretary of Transportation.
Tags: Secretary of Transportation, Department of Transportation, Infrastructure Funding, Highway Infrastructure
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