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.

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Oklahoma DOT installs railroad bridge built offsite

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By building the bridge offsite and then moving it into place, agency officials said they were able to complete the installation with fewer interstate closures

ENR Southeast Names Georgia DOT as Owner of the Year

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The Dotted Line: How to prepare for a construction project audit

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Project finances might be the first thing that comes to mind when it's time for a project audit, but they only represent one element of a comprehensive review. Here's a look at the big picture

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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DOT Test Program Could Widen Construction Drone Use

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Industry officials hope tests will lead to easing restrictions on flights beyond line of sight and over people

Man Kills 2 DOT Workers, Sues Contractor

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. . Last Wednesday a jury in Marion County, Indiana found 22-year old Jordan D. Stafford of Fortville, Indiana, guilty in the deaths of two road construction workers in May 9, 2014. .

State DOTs Receive $3.1B in 'Bonus' Highway Funds

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FHWA redistributes unused TIFIA, FAST Act grants' obligation authority

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US DOT Awards $759M in FASTLANE Grants

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Eighteen highway and freight projects are in line to share $759 million in grants under a new U.S. of Transportation program that aims to help streamline the movement of vehicles and freight across a range of surface-transportation modes

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

US DOT Revamps, Delays FAST Act Grants

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The U.S. of Transportation is revising a $4.5-billion grant program for highway and other freight-related projects

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

Tennessee DOT Reviewing Troublesome I-440 Rehab

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Interstate 440, a seven-mile stretch of highway in Nashville that opened in 1987, underwent a $9-million rehabilitation in 2009

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

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

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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$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.

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.

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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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

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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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

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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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

Researchers developing double-pane solar windows

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Employing two types of quantum dots, the windows will efficiently generate electricity

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Virginia DOT Supervisors Plead Guilty to Snow Plow Bribery & Drug Schemes

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According to the Washington Post , Kenneth Duane Adams, 42, and Anthony Willie, 55, pleaded guilty in an Alexandria, VA federal court this week to a fraud conspiracy, along with the three contractors who paid the bribes

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

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

Congressional Committees Reject Trump's DOT Transit Cut

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Senate appropriators call for boost for airport construction grants, raise PFC cap

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

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

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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Seattle crane count falls, still leads nation

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The number of cranes dotting the Seattle skyline dropped below 50 for the first time since 2015

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State DOTs Leaving $4.6 Million on the Table

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The AASHTO Journal writes that a number of state departments of transportation are at risk of losing millions of dollars in project incentive awards in less than four months, as a Sept. 30 deadline looms to obligate those funds or lose them altogether

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Illinois DOT Advises Contractors of Possible Shut Down

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The Chicago Sun-Times reports the Illinois department of Transportation will shut down roadwork statewide if Illinois' lawmakers don't get their act together and pass a budget by the end of this month.

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