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DOT Drone TV

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. . American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) reports 33 state DOTs are involved in studying and testing drones for traffic and construction use, under the watchful eye of the FAA. A special report by AASHTO's Transportation TV explores the many ways that state DOTs are using drones.

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Senators Worry About Trump 2018 Budget Plans for DOT

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Collins and Reed are concerned about how the budget plan will affect programs such as the popular TIGER grants

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Proposed Budget Cuts $2.4 Billion from DOT

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The Budget request reflects a streamlined DOT that is focused on performing vital Federal safety oversight functions and investing in nationally and regionally significant transportation infrastructure projects," the budget document says

The dot-com generation: How Millennials are influencing hospitality

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The dot-com generation. Gen Y. Digital natives. Every conference that I've attended in the last year has had a panel discussion on the impact of Millennials on the hospitality industry

DOT Picks Winners of $500M in TIGER Grants

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Rural proposals do particularly well, accounting for a record 43% of the successful projects. Policy

Is it Legal for Iowa's DOT to Write Tickets?

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Peyton Atzen, a 16-year old student at Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, decided to fight a speeding ticket he received from an Iowa DOT officer, citing a 70-year old Iowa Supreme Court case that said DOT officers have limited ticketing authority that does not include speeding or arrests

State DOTs Plan Ways to Cope With Uncertain Federal Funds

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States plan, or consider, delaying highway contract bid lettings until federal funding picture clears up. Policy

Arizona DOT Thwarts Graffiti Artists

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Spray paint used to tag the signs can make the words difficult to read at night, and cleaning and replacing the signs is a hazardous task for DOT workers. Graffiti is an ongoing threat to interstate freeway signs on Arizona overpasses. ADOT Interstate Signing Supervisor Dudley Heller developed a shield that makes it difficult for vandals to reach the sign. Heller’s aluminum shield extends diagonally, away from the sides of signs like a hood, making it difficult for would-be graffiti artists to reach around

US DOT Picks Winners of $484M in 'TIGER' grants

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Nearly two-thirds of this year's winning projects, including one in Pittsburgh, were unsuccessful in past TIGER compeitions

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EPA, DOT Toughen Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

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DOT's Foxx says regulation requires 10% greater emissons and fuel-use cuts than 2015 EPA-DOT proposal

$500 Million TIGER Grants Available From DOT

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under an eighth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program.

Deere 850K & 1050K Dozers Win Red Dot Design Award

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The John Deere 850K and 1050K crawler dozers impressed a jury of independent design specialists from 41 countries, and took home the 2016 Red Dot Award – one of the world’s largest and most distinguished design accolades

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Trump Names Ex-Labor Secretary Chao as His Choice to Head US DOT

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Chao would play important role in developing and promoting Trump's promised plan to step up infrastructure investment

U.S. DOT Begins to Release Post-Hurricane Highway Aid

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Foxx says N.C. funds are only a "down payment" on eventual federal road repair aid there

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Connecting the dots: Architecture and design in a changing world

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Tesla was founded more than a decade ago upon the hallowed ground of Silicon Valley and launched the first Tesla Roadster in 2008. Four years later, the company and its prolific founder Elon Musk would introduce the world to Model S, the world’s first four-door electric car and the first automobile on the market readily available for purchase by the consumer without visiting a dealership

Delaware DOT Builds Bridge Too Short

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A bridge overpass near Newport Road, in Wilmington, Delaware that crosses over rail tracks cost DelDOT $5 million in 2011 somehow came up short. As reported in DelawareOnline , the overpass is six inches too low can can't accommodate taller freight trains

DOT Awards Almost $800 Million to FASTLANE Projects

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. . The Hill.com reports the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it intends to award almost $800 million in federal “FASTLANE” grants to 18 projects around the country

EPA and DOT Finalize Greenhouse Gas & Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)have jointly finalized standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that will improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution

Facing Highway Cash Crunch, DOT Plans to Slow Reimbursements

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DOT to end daily highway funding reimbursements to states in August, shifting to twice-a-month distributions. Policy

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U.S. DOT Says Highway Funding Will Last Until June 2016

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The U.S. Department of Transportation said that an $8 billion extension to the Highway Trust Fund will pay for state infrastructure projects until June 2016, reports T he Hill

U.S. DOT Announces $5.7M for West Virginia Emergency Road Repairs

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday the immediate availability of $5.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair roads damaged by heavy rains and subsequent flooding, mudslides, rockslides and property damage throughout West Virginia

EPA, DOT Toughen Trucks' Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards

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DOT's Foxx says regulation requires 10% greater emissons and fuel-use cuts than 2015 EPA-DOT proposal

U.S. DOT Clears $1.3B TIFIA Loan for Dulles Rail Line

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Loan will help finance 11.4-mi. extension of recently opened Silver Line in northern Virginia. Infrastructure

No New DOT Expansion Projects Expected In Missouri

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Many engineers, consultants and contractors will have to seek work in places other than Missouri through the rest of the decade. Early this month, the Missouri Dept. of Transportation announced it will not embark on any new expansion projects in its five-year FY2016-20 transportation plan, due to lack of funding. Infrastructure

U.S. DOT Awards $584 Million in Latest TIGER Grant Round

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Highway projects received 47% of the sixth TIGER round''s dollars; transit got 27%, maritime 13% and rail 11.5%. Policy

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Iowa DOT Uses Modular Construction to Replace Bridge in 3 Weeks

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The Iowa Department of Transportation is using accelerated bridge construction (ABC) to replace the Little Silver Creek Bridge in 21 days

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Michigan DOT Investigating Drones to Monitor Road Conditions

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Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials are thinking about using drones to monitor road conditions, with one of the benefits being increased safety for road workers

FHWA Collects State DOT Data To Build New Bridge Inspection System

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MAP-21 required states to begin last October collecting element-level data on their bridges and to begin reporting that element-level data to the FHWA in April. Infrastructure

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Massachusetts DOT Agrees to Pay Contractor's Big Dig Claim After 15-Year Battle

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End of dispute over added cost for unforeseen site conditions and design changes will result in $88-million payment to Tutor Perini-Kiewit-Cashman joint venture. Business Management

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DOT Awards $1 Million to Hazmat Training Organizations

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has awarded $1 million to two non-profit organizations as part of its new Community Safety Grant program to improve the nation’s response to hazardous materials transportation incidents. . PHMSA conducted a review of the training needs of the nation’s state and local personnel responsible for dealing with hazardous materials transportation related events and identified a gap in training for personnel responsible for enforcement.

DOT's Pipeline Emergency Power Expanded

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Federal pipeline regulators issued a rule Tuesday to expand their agency’s power to regulate pipelines that pose an imminent threat to public safety or the environment.

New Concrete Bridge Bent System May Minimize Seismic Damage

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State DOTs eying possible adoption of new design. Infrastructure

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Florida's $2.3B I-4 Rebuild Set To Start

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The 21-mile-long project represents Florida DOT’s largest public-private partnership to date. Infrastructure

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U.S. DOT Releases 30-Year Transportation Outlook

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Department of Transportation (DOT) outlining the trends that are likely to shape the needs of the nation''s transportation system over the next three decades. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled Beyond Traffic , a new forward-looking analysis from the U.S. Beyond Traffic is offered to the public as a draft to ignite a national conversation about the future of the U.S.

New Jersey $3B Road-Rail Shutdown Continues With No Gas Tax Deal in Sight

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Separately, feds indict former state DOT Commissioner Jamie Fox in United Airlines bribe scheme

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Go ahead, Boost my BIM!

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API Revit BIM Got Dot Net For those of you who have not yet read Harry Mattison’s Boost your BIM blog, and you want to find new and creative ways to be more productive using Revit through the API (application programming interface), get going! The blog started in December and has a lot of really juicy stuff, if your interested in this aspect of BIM – I know I am.

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State DOTs Pull Back on Trans Projects Amid Funding Uncertainty

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Four states have canceled or delayed $780 million in transportation improvement projects and another nine say over $1.8 billion are at risk because of continued uncertainty over whether Congress will take action soon to fix the ailing Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The Washington, D.C.-based