Via AASHTO Journal
With more drivers using mobile software apps to keep track of traffic problems even as safety officials warn about cellphone distractions, the Iowa Department of Transportation has updated its "Iowa 511" app to provide "hands-free, eyes-free audio notifications of traffic events while driving."
Vias USDOT Fast Lane blog
Recently, the 70 women participating in the 2016 Leadership Program of WTS International, the association for the advancement of women in transportation, had the opportunity to hear from Deputy Secretary of Transportation Victor Mendez and a panel of five senior-level female executives at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Message from the Managing Director
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is accepting proposals for partnerships with private industry through October.
Companies can submit proposals to team with the department on road, bridge, rail, aviation and port construction and maintenance. Proposals can also address ways to manage existing transportation-related services and programs.
MassDOT has been installing new real time traffic information signs across the state.
The Go Time Intelligent Transportation signs are placed in areas where there can be high traffic and have been installed over the last several years.
One sign has been placed going southbound by exit 18 in Northampton. It shows drivers the time it will take from the point they are at to several miles down the highway or to a major city or destination.
Under the direction of Governor Pat McCrory, the N.C. Department of Transportation continues to respond to the effects of Hurricane Matthew and ongoing flooding on roadways in central and eastern North Carolina. Drivers are urged to visit ReadyNC.org or call 5-1-1 for real-time road closure and traffic conditions before they leave.
Via AASHTO Journal
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf praised the state Department of Transportation's demonstration of an innovative mobile inspections software application at an Interstate 83 construction site, noting that use of the technology by field staff is saving money and meeting the administration's challenge for state government to work smarter.