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ITS America’s New Board Members Include State DOT Representation

Bhatt Bhatt in an interview with WebsEdgeGovernment via Youtube

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America has elected several representatives from state departments of transportation to its board of directors.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2018
Government, Business

State DOTs Eye New US Infrastructure Grants

Wikicommons

Several state transportation agencies are reviewing whether to proceed with a federal request to reapply for infrastructure grants that would rely significantly on private capital.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2017
Government, Business

Eno Unveils State Transportation Ballot Measures Database

Taxpayers and transportation stakeholders have a new online tool at their disposal for researching state ballot measures pertaining to transportation investments.

Transport Topics
October 27, 2016
Government, Business

Minnesota, Wisconsin Celebrate New I-90 Bridge

Minnesota DOT

Officials from the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation along with elected officials celebrated the dedication of the new Dresbach Bridge over the Mississippi River on Oct. 21.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2016
Government, Business

Minnesota DOT Recognizes Importance of Freight in Its Highway Program

Jimmy Emerson/Flickr

Freight is now its own category in Minnesota’s highway investment plan for the first time. Spurred by a requirement of the federal FAST Act, Minnesota’s Department of Transportation has allocated $610 million to freight in the $21 billion, 20-year plan.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2016
Government, Business

Wisconsin Transportation Leaders Unveil Freight Proposal

Positioning Wisconsin as a national leader in commercial transportation is among the goals of a draft freight plan the state’s transportation agency unveiled recently.

Transport Topics
October 6, 2016
Government, Business

FHWA Gives Approval to Rhode Island’s Truck-Only Toll Plan

J. Stephen Conn/Flickr

Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling plan can proceed after receiving the go-ahead from the Federal Highway Administration, the state’s Department of Transportation announced Oct. 5.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2016
Government, Business

NTSB Slams FMCSA, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Wake of Fatal 2015 Crash

More stringent drug testing and an expanded examination of truck drivers’ records behind the wheel could have prevented the June 25, 2015, crash that killed six people and injured four others, the National Transportation Safety Board said Oct. 4.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 4, 2016
Government, Business

OOIDA Settles With New York State For $44.4 Million

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association reached a $44.4 million tax refund agreement with New York state on Sept. 21.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2016
Government, Business

Texas Trucking Community Unsure About Expected Weight-Limit Increase Proposal

Tim Patterson/Flickr

Texas’ trucking community is divided on a plan to raise truck weight limits in designated corridors near the state’s ports, particularly Houston.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2016

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