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The Georgia DOT (GDOT) announced this week that more than 20 companies are participating in a Transportation Technology Showcase on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in downtown Atlanta. The program, the first of its kind, is sponsored by the Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia (ITS) and Georgia…
January 17, 2020
Cherokee Nation bus tribal transit funding
Cherokee Nation bus. Image: Federal Transit Administration
The Federal Transit Administration recently announced projects selected to receive approximately $5 million in grants to American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments under FTA’s Tribal Transit Program.  The FY 2019 grants will support 39 projects in 20 states. The Tribal Transit Program…
January 16, 2020
Top officials with the U.S. DOT along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, and the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) joined the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) this…
January 15, 2020
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the new Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) initiative, which aims to support and advance innovation in the transit industry. The AIM initiative encourages innovation throughout the industry by promoting forward-thinking approaches to…
January 14, 2020
GAO recommends improved communication for rural transit services
Image: GAO
A recently published 36-page report to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommends the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) develop a communication plan that will "effectively share information with state and local…
January 13, 2020
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Alaska Highway Safety Office (AHSO) is convening a statewide Traffic Safety Summit for the first time in over a decade. AHSO invited industry leaders from civil and industrial engineering, health care, sociology, law…
January 10, 2020
UPDATE: The Georgia DOT has deployed the next-gen lane-striping technology along the stretch of I-85. The aim of this new lane striping is to make roadways safer for drivers and to accommodate advanced driving systems technology. 3M’s Connected Roads All Weather Elements striping is currently in…
January 09, 2020
The White House and the U.S. DOT today released ‘Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0’ (AV 4.0). The initiative was announced by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in a keynote speech at CES in Las Vegas. AV 4.0 unifies efforts in automated…
January 08, 2020
U.S. DOT Opportunity Zones Interactive Map
Opportunity Zones Interactive Map. Image: U.S. DOT
The U.S. DOT has launched a new interactive map designed to highlight federal investment in major infrastructure projects located in and around underserved rural and urban communities. The detailed information about vital infrastructure resources located in and near these areas—dubbed "opportunity…
January 07, 2020
Amtrak New York Penn Station
Image: Amtrak
Amtrak is continuing its Infrastructure Renewal Program at New York Penn Station throughout Winter 2020 as part of its ongoing maintenance program to improve the station’s infrastructure operations performance and reliability. Unlike previous years, this round of renewal work will not require any…
January 06, 2020
The New York City-area Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently announced it is seeking qualified design-build teams to bring accessibility to 23 transit stations across the five boroughs as called for in the MTA’s 2020-2024 Capital Plan. The recently approved 2020-2024 Capital Plan…
January 03, 2020
The overall number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. in 2019 looks to be essentially unchanged compared with 2018, according to an analysis of preliminary data from 21 states and the District of Columbia. Transportation planning and engineering firm Sam Schwartz analyzed year-to-date fatality data…
January 02, 2020
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