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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AASHTO Report: State DOTs Leading the Evolution of Drones

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials ( AASHTO) has released the results of it March survey of state DOTs use of drones.

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Ransomware Hijacks Colorado DOT Computers

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Wednesday morning, a variation of the SamSam ransomwear virus grabbed more than 2,000 employee computers in the Colorado Department of Transportation.

DOT Adds 4 More Drugs to Testing List

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Department of Transportation issued a final rule yesterday that expands DOT's current drug testing panel to include some semi-synthetic opioids; Hydrocodon - Trade names Norco, Vicodin, Lortab, Vicoprofen and Riboxen. The U.S.

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Florida DOT plans $2.3B, 40-mile Interstate 4 'signature' corridor

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Each of the expansion's current six segments is in various stages of planning, but the end result will expand the area's safety, mobility and connectivity

Appropriators Press DOT's Chao to Fund Transit Projects

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Appropriators zero in on transit capital grants, which got a 10% hike in the 2018 omnibus spending measure

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State DOTs' Aerial Drone Use Is on the Rise

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More state transportation agencies are using aerial drones, and overall commercial use of the devices is expected to continue to climb, though not as dramatically as predicted in 2017, recent reports say

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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

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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

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 Announces $1 Billion for Emergency Road & Bridge Repairs

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced Friday more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 32 states, several U.S.

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Wisconsin Construction Audit Leads to New DOT Budget Bill

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed new legislation Wednesday that will clarify how major project cost estimates will be reported to the Transportation Projects Commission (TPC

Update: Colorado DOT Spends $1.5 Million To Recover from Ransomware

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StateScoop.com reports the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has spent up to $1.5 million to recover from February's ransomware attack by the SamSam virus

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.

EPA, DOT Toughen Trucks' Fuel-Use 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

Proceed Wisely, Ninja Contractor, Because Suing Your DOT May Have Limitations

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For you Ninja contractors, it’s a good thing to fully understand your potential recovery before you spend countless months and thousands of dollars pursuing a claim against your state DOT for breach of contract, misrepresentation or other cause of action.

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DOT-Approved Gas Cans For Landscapers

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DOT-Approved Gas Cans For Landscapers

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Georgia DOT Steps Up to Meet Infrastructure Challenge

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In multiple ways, the state transportation agency elevated its performance in 2017

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

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The Dotted Line: Why is design-bid-build still the No. 1 process?

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Despite their benefits, collaborative project delivery methods haven't made a big impact on the use of the DBB process. Here are the reasons why

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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.

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NJ Taps Veteran to Run DOT; Obituary: Architect-Developer John Portman

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Diane Gutierrez-Scacchetti returns to state from Florida DOT role; Maverick design-builder helped restore urban cores around the world

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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Utah DOT plans $275M spend to convert highway into 6-lane freeway

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One group is already threatening a lawsuit to stop the project, citing poor planning by the department

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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 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

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DOT Tries to Streamline Private Involvement in Transit Projects

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The DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking this that would allow public transit projects to streamline some steps in the regulatory or permit approval process if they prove that it will attract more private investors

Edgewater Faucets win prestigious Red Dot Award for product design

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The Edgewater collection of pull-down kitchen and bar faucets from American Standard was recognized with the Red Dot Award, an international price for excellence in design.

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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

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DOT Announces Half-Billion Dollars for 41 TIGER Projects

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the list of 41 recipients of nearly $500 million in discretionary grant funding for road, transit, maritime and rail projects through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.

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DOT Awards $487M in Latest TIGER Grant Round

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First round under Trump administration sends 64% of the funds to rural projects, most in TIGER's history

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ENR Southeast Names Georgia DOT as Owner of the Year

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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

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White House Meets With State DOTs To Explain Funding

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At last Wednesday's infrastructure meeting between the White House and 150 state and local officials, the administration said the coming infrastructure package will be broken into three pieces.

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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

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

Colorado DOT Hit by Two Ransomware Attacks Within a Week

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Employees have been using pen, paper and personal mobile devices to get their work done. Officials say that the agency’s critical functions, such as snow plowing and safety alerts, are not affected by the shutdown