Despite the monumental task of evacuating 1.5 million residents and visitors from the threat of Hurricane Matthew, Florida’s network of roadways remained at 40 percent of capacity.
Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold said he hoped those road conditions continue, but he did not rule out a spike in traffic as Matthew inched closer to the state.
In this Caltrans News Flash, Caltrans spokesperson Myles Cochrane provides an overview of Caltrans’ “Share the Road – Arrive Alive” public safety campaign. The campaign’s website, arrivealivenow.org, hosts a number of public service announcements encouraging safe behaviors for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists on any roadway. To most effectively spread the ideas of safety to youth, Caltrans also hosts a number of engaging and interactive assemblies each school year.
Via AASHTO Journal
Gov. Larry Hogan said the Maryland Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Office awarded nearly $12.6 million in federal highway safety grants granted to police, health agencies and traffic safety advocates to help strengthen the state's efforts to save lives on Maryland roads.
For the third consecutive year, the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement was tops in the nation for safety enforcement as determined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The agency also received an honorable mention for safety enforcement improvement.
Message from the Director
The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO), a multimodal program within the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), has selected Booz Allen Hamilton and Noblis to provide technical support services for the federal government's ITS research and deployment program.