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.
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.