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Rhode Island DOT to invest $2 million in driver safety

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 04, 2014

Rhode Island DOT to invest $2 million in driver safety

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is planning to install a $2 million system on its highways to prevent drivers who are entering via ramps from driving the wrong way, WPRO News reports. The agency intends to start installation of the ...

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NHTSA officials could require vehicle-to-vehicle communication in future cars

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 02, 2014

NHTSA officials could require vehicle-to-vehicle communication in future cars

Manufacturers may soon be required to include vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology in all new cars. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) officials are working to decide whether the technology should be a requirement to help prevent car crashes, ABC News reports. The report ...

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Kendell Poole new Governors Highway Safety Association chairman

Staff Report - Aug 30, 2012

Kendell Poole, director of the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, has been elected the new Chairman of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the national nonprofit organization representing state and territorial highway safety offices across the country. Poole’s priorities as Chairman ...

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On the way to a bicameral, bipartisan agreement on transportation bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 28, 2012

On the way to a bicameral, bipartisan agreement on transportation bill

Two days ago marked the 1,000th day without a transportation bill, but now it looks like we may be getting somewhere – just days before the latest extension expires at the end of June. Nothing like a deadline to get ...

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TRIP report released tomorrow on Arkansas surface transportation system

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 07, 2010

TRIP will release a new report that evaluates the current condition, use and funding of Arkansas' surface transportation system at a news conference in Little Rock tomorrow at 10 a.m. CDT. The report, “Future Mobility in Arkansas: Meeting the State’s Need for ...

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Kirk Landers: A show about ... nothing

Better Roads Staff - Jun 01, 2010

Kirk Landers:  A show about ... nothing

By Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus Jerry Seinfeld once described his long-running television comedy as a show about . . . nothing. It was an engaging remark, quoted frequently even by those of us who didn’t watch the show because it covers ...

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ARTBA Foundation announces college financial assistance to the children of fallen highway workers

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 10, 2010

The children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job will receive financial assistance in their pursuit of higher education thanks to scholarships announced by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF). Students from Iowa, ...

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Caltrans honors 174 on-the-job fallen workers

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 29, 2010

Today, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) remembered 174 employees who were killed on the job, including two who died this past year. Donald Lichliter, a tree maintenance worker for more than 27 years, was struck by a car and killed ...

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Rep. Duncan: Reauthorization stalled because no one can agree

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 15, 2010

U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), Highways and Transit Subcommittee Ranking Member, told his colleagues during a hearing on using innovative financing practices to deliver surface transportation projects that the main reason that reauthorization has been stalled is because ...

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U.S. DOT releases update to Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 17, 2009

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Dec. 16 released a comprehensive update to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The manual, which has been administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) since 1971, sets the standards for road ...

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Texas Transportation Institute’s Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) program receives award from FHWA and Roadway Safety Foundation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 11, 2009

The Texas Transportation Institute’s Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) program has been honored with a Roadway Safety Award sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF). This is the third national award for TDS, the ...

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Mack Trucks continuing to sponsor Share the Road highway safety program

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 12, 2009

Mack Trucks, Inc. announced that it would continue as a major sponsor of the Share The Road highway safety education program for 2010. The announcement was made at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition. Designed to enhance the safety of ...

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