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Digital highway sign above six-lane highway that says, "Texting and Driving? Say It: I'm the Problem It's Me."

Witty Highway Safety Messages Fall Flat with US DOT

Feds are concerned that overly creative digital billboard messages could confuse drivers, but state transportation officials disagree.

June 11, 2024 - Stateline

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The Culture Clash at State DOTs Over Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Whether state departments of transportation support or oppose a new rule aimed at reining in carbon emissions in transportation reflects an urban-rural, red-blue divide.

October 27, 2022 - Angie Schmitt

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Proposed Rule Would Require Emission Reductions From U.S. Highway System

A recently proposed rule, the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure, would require state and regional planning powers to track and reduce emissions from the U.S. highway system.

September 7, 2022 - Transportation for America

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Biden Administration Proposes New Rule to Track Emission Reductions by State DOTs

Some skepticism is warranted about the potential impact of a proposed federal rule for states and regional planning agencies to track greenhouse gas reductions from transportation investment.

July 10, 2022 - Federal Highway Administration

Pedestrian Infrastructure

Resources for Safe, Convenient Pedestrian and Bike Infrastructure

Despite the stated goals of state and federal agencies to encourage active modes of transportation, there's still a long way to go to make sure that all cities and communities have safe, convenient sidewalks and bike lanes.

January 17, 2021 - National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine

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Lessons for the Reform of State DOTs

The world is changing, and some state departments of transportation are still stuck in the 20th century. New research provides guidance for DOTs looking to break old habits of car dependency and obsessions with level of service.

March 28, 2019 - Governing

Connecticut Among States Competing for Federal Grants to Study Mileage Fees

Connecticut state legislators may not like vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) fees, but that hasn't stopped the state Department of Transportation from joining other states in applying for $2.1 million from the U.S. DOT to study the road user fee.

July 3, 2016 - The Hartford Courant

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