Tag Archives: Department of Transportation

NJDOT Announces Release of Complete Streets Design Guide

​This month, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) released the New Jersey Complete Streets Design Guide, the latest in a series of guides to aid policy makers, government officials, and local citizens with addressing the needs of bicyclists, pedestrians and everyone who travels along their roadways. Learn more... Read more

A Free Assistance Opportunity For Innovative State DOTs

Accelerating Practical Solutions is an opportunity for six state DOTs to win a one-day workshop with our expert transportation staff. The workshops will bring together DOT staff, MPOs, consultants, local governments, advocacy groups, transit agencies, and other partners working to meet and balance the changing needs of transportation. Our staff will facilitate a discussion on best practices related to better project delivery to meet community goals. Applications due August 1. Learn more and apply... Read more

Growing Wisconsin City to State DOT: We Don’t Want Your Highway

​There’s millions of dollars of funding set aside in Wisconsin’s budget for a highway that would pass through La Crosse, a riverfront city in the western part of the state. But many people in La Crosse don’t want that highway to be built. ​The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) set aside $80 million for a major road project in 1998, but officials are pushing for improvements to walking, biking and public transportation options, as well as asking the state to... Read more

Talking Freight: Completed TIGER Program Freight Projects – Success Stories

The TIGER Discretionary Grant Program has allocated $5.6 billion to 420 projects during the eight rounds of the program. Many of these projects have been completed, and the experience those grantees had can provide helpful insights for future TIGER projects and other discretionary grant programs. This webinar will feature discussion about successfully implemented TIGER freight projects. Learn more and register... Read more

Every Place Counts: Leadership Academy

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) launched the “Every Place Counts: Leadership Academy” to help demystify the transportation process for planners, community leaders, and the public at large. Several new “Leadership Academy” resources, including a Transportation Toolkit, Quick Guide, and Facilitator Guide, are now available for download. Learn more... Read more

Fastlane Grants

U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Build America Bureau is soliciting project applications for up to $850 million in Fastlane grants. The name is an acronym that stands for “Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies.” The program will use money set aside in the Highway Trust Fund under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to help pay for high-priority freight and highway projects across the Country. Applications due December 15. Learn more and... Read more

A New Vision for Oakland’s Streets: the OakDOT Strategic Plan

Oakland, California’s streets will soon look very different than they did just a few years ago. Bicycle, pedestrian and transit improvements have historically been ad hoc, but earlier this year, Mayor Libby Schaaf established Oakland’s Department of Transportation (OakDOT) to bring much-needed structure and a vision that included bikes, pedestrians and transit to the city’s transportation efforts. The department’s newly released strategic plan confirms that Oakland is moving in the right direction. Read more... Read more

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1 Billion to Expand Trolley Service in San Diego

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $1.04 billion Federal grant agreement with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to extend existing Blue Line Trolley service from downtown San Diego to the growing University City area. The extension will improve access to employment hubs and numerous educational and medical facilities north of downtown, making it easier for people to travel throughout the city. Read more... Read more

Every Place Counts: Leadership Academy

In order to help the public become more comfortable getting involved in transportation decisions, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx launched the Every Place Counts Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy will be geared toward future community leaders who want to improve their communities but have limited experience with the process of making transportation decisions. Read more... Read more
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