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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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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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.

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

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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Congressional Committees Reject Trump's DOT Transit Cut

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

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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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

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

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

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

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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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

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.

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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Chao Fills in Some Details of Trump Infrastructure Plan

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DOT secretary says administration wants new federal funds to augment, not replace, nonfederal dollars

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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

House to Consider $7.9B Post-Harvey Aid Bill

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DOT also providing $25 million to Texas for emergency road, bridge repairs

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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