Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood joins auto insurer to kick off new campaign educating teenagers about distracted driving (DOT Blog, Allstate Press)
  • Who’s to blame for the now-undetermined delay in the Senate climate change bill: Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) or Lindsey Graham (R-SC)? (MoJones, TNR, NPR)
  • Digging deeper into the recent reports of a significant uptick in New York City cycling (Streetsblog NYC)
  • New Jersey rushing to shore up its aging bridges … (GlobeSt.com)
  • … as its new GOP governor takes local heat for backing big transit fare hikes (Trenton Times)
  • Iowa to make $150m in new infrastructure investments (Q-C Times)
  • Short of funding, Michigan scales back plans for a new commuter rail line (Free Press)

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Purple toll lanes, overhead lane-use control signs, and more crosswalk time for pedestrians are all coming soon to a road near you, as the U.S. DOT makes its first update in six years to the nation’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (UPI) Did one affordable-housing nonprofit in New York City really get $156 million […]

It’s Official: Sadik-Khan in at DOT

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After weeks of speculation, City Hall has announced that Janette Sadik-Khan, a senior vice president at Parsons Brinckerhoff, will be the new commissioner of the NYC DOT. This from a press release issued this afternoon by the mayor’s office: "Janette Sadik-Khan has a superb mix of public and private sector transportation management experience and she […]

Columbus Wins $50 Million “Smart City” Grant. What Put It Over the Top?

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U.S. DOT announced the winner of its $50 million “Smart City” grant yesterday, and Columbus, Ohio, bested finalists San Francisco, Portland, Austin, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Denver for the prize. Many other cities had applied for this federal funding to demonstrate how new technologies can improve urban streets and transportation. In its application, Columbus focused on improving job access […]

Now Open for Bids: The Fourth Round of TIGER Grants

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Transportation leaders, take your best shot. Applications are being accepted for $500 million in federal funding through the fourth round of U.S. DOT’s TIGER grants. DOT has renewed its commitment to this groundbreaking program, which awards money on a competitive basis to projects that have the potential to make a “significant impact on the nation, […]