New bus stop added for Seattle’s Third Avenue

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and King County Metro Transit have partnered to install a new bus stop at Third Avenue, where it connects to Union Street and Pike Street. The two stops will split the busiest bus stop in the area. The new stop sign will become effective Nov. 23. Approximately 25,000 people use the buses at this specific stop every day. Read More »

I-465 and I-65 restrictions, closures this week and weekend

The Indiana Department of Transportation will close or restrict certain portions of I-465 and I-65 starting Thursday and continuing through the weekend. On Nov. 19 at 9 p.m, the ramp for eastbound I-465 through southbound I-65 will be closed until Nov. 20 at 6 a.m. The crews need to make pavement repairs and saw-cut portions of the road in order to finish the project over the weekend. Read More »

BTS publishes Sept. airline fuel cost, consumption

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics, a branch of the U.S. Department of Transportation, added data from September to its Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption website Friday. In September 2014, the cost for each gallon of U.S. airline services was $2.86; in September 2015, it amounted to $1.58. In August 2014, the cost of scheduled services from U.S. airlines was $1.68 per gallon. Read More »

First raised bike lane finished in San Francisco

The first raised bike lane was recently completed in San Francisco, and the city is currently conducting a demonstration project based on Market Street’s eastbound route. The Raised Bikeway Demonstration Project, the San Francisco Transportation Agency and San Francisco Public Works are looking to launch a new kind of bike upgrade for two blocks on Market Street. Read More »

2 new train cars nearing delivery to BART

Production of two new train cars is nearing completion and soon they will be on their way to the Bay Area Rapid Transportation (BART). The first of the two new train cars is almost finished. It will travel from Plattsburgh, New York to Hayward, California on a flatbread truck next month, where it will be thoroughly tested on BART’s tracks before being put into service. Read More »

AAR: Rail bridges structurally sound despite aesthetics

The Association of American Railroads recently rejected Waterkeeper’s Alliance's report accusing America’s railways and bridges of being in a woeful state of disrepair. Inspection of rail bridges is carried out annually. Inspections are audited by the Federal Railroad Administration that have found many U.S. bridges to be in structurally sound condition despite advanced age. Read More »

Shuster introduces new bill for surface transportation extension

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015. HR 3996 would lengthen the authorization of federal transit as well as highway programs until Dec. 4. Transportation and infrastructure are crucial to the local as well as national economy throughout the United States. Read More »

INDOT makes guardrail repairs on I-65

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) repaired guardrails on the Interstate 65 bridges that cross Sugar Creek, Amity Ditch and Big Blue River Wednesday and Thursday. These repairs are a part of multiple segments of a project crews aim to complete before winter break. The contracted crews from Reith-Riley had to close the northbound lanes on I-65 to make the repairs. Read More »

U.S. airlines employed 606,395 workers in September

U.S. airlines employed more than 600,000 people in September, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported. Airlines that run a minimum of one aircraft with more than 60 seats, or have the ability to transport a payload of cargo, passengers and fuel weighing more than 18,000 pounds, are required to report their employment statistics monthly. Read More »

USDOT joins charging challenge

USDOT recently launched a new vehicle technologies and infrastructure program that is designed to reduce fuel consumption, costs and damage to the planet. USDOT is the first federal agency to be part of the DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge. The charging stations are for electric vehicles, and these stations are important to the future of the nation’s clean vision. Read More »

ADOT paves westbound I-10

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is paving the westbound lanes of I-10 in Tucson Wednesday thru Friday. Drivers who need to use westbound I-10 need to set aside extra time for travel this week. The road will only have one lane open west of Exit 297 for Mescal Road/J-Six Ranch traffic interchange. This narrowing of traffic lanes will occur between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily. Read More »

Transportation Insight acquires BirdDog Solutions

Transportation Insight, a worldwide third-party logistics provider, recently acquired BirdDog Solutions, a parcel logistics solutions provider in North America. This purchase gives Transportation Insight a better suite of services in addition to small package offerings. The new services include parcel auditing, parcel logistics optimization, and advanced parcel analytics. Read More »

Indiana transit officials review compliance with ADA

INDOT's ADA Transition Plan is designed to look at current services and facilities to determine if there are artificial access barriers to people who have disabilities. The working group explains INDOT's recommendations about the ADA Transition Plan, including raising public involvement with people who have disabilities when planning transportation projects. Read More »

Southbound Interstate 75 reopens in Michigan

MDOT recently reopened southbound Interstate 75 as part of its successful expansion of the interstate. The road, which was closed from Hess Road to Dixie Highway, reopened Monday. The purpose was to prepare this segment of the road for the I-75 expansion between Hess Road to Dixie Highway. This is the first part of the two-year, $45 million project to expand the interstate. Read More »

ITS JPO presents new connected vehicles website

The Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office introduced a new website to explain the basics of connected vehicles throughout the United States. Connected vehicle technology connects vehicles to one another with wireless technology and also connects vehicles to personal mobile devices and roads, guaranteeing that information systems can share speed and position. Read More »

I-65/I-70 restrictions to fix damage from accident

Construction contractors with the Indiana Department of Transportation scheduled traffic restrictions Wednesday through Sunday on Interstates 65 and 70 north in order to repair damage that was recently caused by a car accident. The ramp for westbound I-70 and the southbound I-65 lanes were closed, and traffic was diverted to the Exit 83A ramp for Michigan St./Ohio St./Fletcher Ave. Read More »

I-65 lane closed for repairs in Indiana

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) scheduled closures for Interstate 65 lanes between Franklin and Edinburg Saturday. The closure made way for full-depth concrete patching for the I-65 southbound right lane as well as bridge work at Sugar Creek and Big Blue River. The closure affected the I-65 southbound right lane, from Franklin to Edinburg at 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Read More »

INDOT prepares for winter

Governor Mike Pence declared last week Winter Weather Preparedness Week for Indiana in preparation for the winter season. The main priority for the Indiana Department of Transportation crews throughout the winter is snow removal and ice prevention. This applies to more than 11,000 miles of Indiana’s U.S. highways, interstates and state routes. INDOT added new equipment to its fleet. Read More »