DOT Awards Nearly $800 Million for Transportation Infrastructure Projects

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.

In a call with reporters, Secretary Foxx said the grants will be combined with other funding from federal, state, local, and private sources “to support $3.6 billion in infrastructure investment.”

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The Open Source Application Development Portal (OSADP) Adds More Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Applications for Download!

The OSADP now has more connected vehicle applications available for download. The OSADP is a web-based portal that provides access to and supports the collaboration, development, and use of open-source ITS-related applications. Together, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) ITS Program and OSADP facilitate the advancement of research, development, planning, testing, and deployment of connected vehicle and traveler-related applications and ITS.

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Please tune in to a livestream event with ITS Pennsylvania for its demonstration of connected and autonomous vehicles technologies during the MASITE-ITSPA Joint Conference. The showcase will livestream on August 30th at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The event will allow participants to view a demonstration of the safety benefits for emergency responders, roadside workers, and the general public.

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National Contest Challenges Transportation Students to Improve Roadway Safety

The American Traffic Safety Services Association and the Transportation Research Board have partnered for the Traffic Control Device Challenge.  Participants must be high school, college, graduate students and teams of students with an interest in transportation.  The challenge will focus on how America’s roadway system must change to accommodate human and “machine” drivers. Application deadline:  October 1, 2016


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CTDOT Transportation Materials Technician 2 Exam Notice

An examination is being offered currently for the job title of Transportation Materials Technician 2. The examination announcement is attached. The closing date is August 16, 2016. This title requires four years of experience in chemical and/or physical testing, analysis, or inspection of construction or maintenance materials including independent performance of tests such as extraction gradation, slump and air content for cement and concrete cylinder tests.

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