department transportation – Commuter Connection http://commuter-connection.org/ Sun, 27 Mar 2022 01:45:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://commuter-connection.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/commuter.png department transportation – Commuter Connection http://commuter-connection.org/ 32 32 Toks Omishakin, Dry Transport. Nominated, rises to Cabinet level https://commuter-connection.org/toks-omishakin-dry-transport-nominated-rises-to-cabinet-level/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 16:49:15 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/toks-omishakin-dry-transport-nominated-rises-to-cabinet-level/ Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media Toks Omishakin sworn in by Governor Gavin Newsom on February 28, 2022 (Facebook) (CBM) – In February, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin secretary of the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA). Omishakin, 44, is making history as the first African American to hold the cabinet-level position overseeing […]]]>

Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media

Toks Omishakin sworn in by Governor Gavin Newsom on February 28, 2022 (Facebook)

(CBM) – In February, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin secretary of the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA).

Omishakin, 44, is making history as the first African American to hold the cabinet-level position overseeing all state agencies that regulate and support transportation and administer services related to the sector.

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Kinross Ore Transportation Plan – A Critical Review | Letters https://commuter-connection.org/kinross-ore-transportation-plan-a-critical-review-letters/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 09:59:00 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/kinross-ore-transportation-plan-a-critical-review-letters/ There are some things going on that every Delta Junction resident should be worried about. Kinross, the foreign company that operates the Fort Knox mine near Fairbanks, is developing two new surface mines on leased land near Tok from the village of Tetlin. In public presentations, Kinross says that starting in 2024, they plan to […]]]>

There are some things going on that every Delta Junction resident should be worried about. Kinross, the foreign company that operates the Fort Knox mine near Fairbanks, is developing two new surface mines on leased land near Tok from the village of Tetlin. In public presentations, Kinross says that starting in 2024, they plan to transport 5,000 tonnes of raw ore every day using commercial trucks on our critical public highways between Tok and Fort Knox. This is a distance of 248 miles one way and will require 96 round trips each day (24/7/365) using double trucks and 70 ton, 125 foot long trailers traveling day and night. To put that into perspective, if you park near the Alaska/Richardson Highway, a 125 foot long truck will drive past you every 7 1/2 minutes.

This outrageous proposal effectively converts our public highway system in Alaska into a private ore haul road. This will cause significant safety issues, damage to the road surface and bridges, traveler inconvenience and frustration, and disruption to commerce and security in the Delta Jct. community.

Speaking of safety, driving a set of long double trailers requires skilled and experienced drivers who are used to these roads and weather conditions. To achieve this, Kinross will need to hire at least 150 drivers to operate these trucks. This at a time when the industry is experiencing a nationwide shortage of 80,000 drivers. Even if they find enough drivers, they will be inexperienced and unfamiliar with our Alaskan roads. There’s a reason we don’t see many doubles on our roads in winter: it’s dangerous. We all hang on when we meet a long truck on a snowy day, we are blinded for a few seconds when they pass. Now imagine that you have planned a trip to Fairbanks and it is snowing or there is snow on the roads, a common occurrence in winter. With the Kinross plan, you will share this road to Fairbanks with approximately 40 long double trucks of 125 feet each. You won’t be able to pass them if they’re slow, you’ll have to drive blind when you encounter one, and with what should have been an easy journey, it ends up being very stressful and extremely dangerous. Yes it will be dangerous, if you review the number of accidents along the Richardson Highway with doubles you begin to understand why many trucking companies choose not to operate doubles in the winter.

While all of this is happening, the added weight of these trucks, at 70 tons, will wreck our already overloaded highways; and they will accelerate the deterioration of the Gerstle Robertson and Johnson River bridges. This truck traffic will be on top of the increased military traffic we are already seeing on the roads as well as the normal increase in overall traffic on our old narrow two-lane highways. The Alaska Department of Transportation’s response is to consider building a few more passing lanes in the future. We all know how hard it is to pass a 125 foot long truck; and a passing lane can put you and a few other cars past a truck. After that, you start following again at the leader’s slow speed. The congestion and additional risk of the 208 school bus stops made during the school year will be significant.

The obvious question is why is Kinross doing this? They must have other options for transporting or processing the ore. It should be noted that oil companies built the Alyeska Pipeline to move their crude rather than trucking it and Usibelli Coal uses the Alaska Railroad to move their coal rather than trucking it. The answer is money. It is the cheapest and most profitable way to extract gold from the rich ore body of the Kinross Manh Choh mine. Their options include: 1. Building a processing plant in Tok but this would be expensive, would require a permit and is opposed by the village of Tetlin. Kinross also says the company is concerned about the environmental impact of processing near the mine site, but it appears Kinross is willing to haul all that same raw ore on our critical highways and pose a significant environmental risk to our lands. , our water and our people. the road; 2. Construct a private road with the assistance of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority; 3. Partial financing and lobbying for the extension of the Alaska Railroad from Eielson to Tok, a plan already authorized and justified.

Kinross tells Alaska that this venture will only last two to three years, but that’s not true. If you read mining periodicals, future planning is already underway. In these articles, Kinross and others talk about the vast claims ready for development in the Tanana Valley over the next 30 years and, in their own words, accessible to the public road network. Looks like they’re setting up our public roads as a permanent ore haul route to Fort Knox.

Kinross intends to maximize utilization of the Fort Knox processing plant northeast of Fairbanks. It may be good for Kinross’ bottom line, but it doesn’t benefit the traveling public. Kinross wants to use our highway system as a private ore haul road with little to no investment or consideration for the rest of us Alaskans who depend on these highways for our medical, business, recreational, and access to critical hospital care and the airport. . This proposed transportation plan is not in the public interest and is irresponsible. Our concern is to maintain safe and reliable roads for all Alaskans and visitors to use and enjoy. Kinross must be the responsible good neighbor that the company claims to be and find an alternative for its mining/processing operations that does not negatively impact the citizens of the State of Alaska.

The bottom line is that this proposed transportation plan, and the likely unprecedented use of critical interior Alaska highways as a transportation route for corporate benefit, compromises the health and safety of travelers and does not should not be allowed.

Please join the Advocates for Safe Alaska Highways at everyfivemiles@gmail.com to help keep our highways safe and convenient for the traveling public.

Karen Cedzo has been in Alaska since 1975 and she and her husband have lived in the Delta region for 36 years.

Bill and Marcia Ward have been in Alaska for 48 years and Delta Jct. since 1999.

Bill Ward has 50 years of experience as a CDL driver, including 125 foot long double trucks.

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Golf cart enforcement and transporting commuters to Brickell tops agenda at Tuesday’s Village Council meeting | Vizcaya key https://commuter-connection.org/golf-cart-enforcement-and-transporting-commuters-to-brickell-tops-agenda-at-tuesdays-village-council-meeting-vizcaya-key/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 21:51:00 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/golf-cart-enforcement-and-transporting-commuters-to-brickell-tops-agenda-at-tuesdays-village-council-meeting-vizcaya-key/ Transportation issues are expected to be the bulk of discussion at the Key Biscayne Village Council meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m., particularly enforcement of golf cart violations, which can result in a $75 fine for a first offense and $175 for a second. Also on the agenda is the next step towards the eventual […]]]>

Transportation issues are expected to be the bulk of discussion at the Key Biscayne Village Council meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m., particularly enforcement of golf cart violations, which can result in a $75 fine for a first offense and $175 for a second.

Also on the agenda is the next step towards the eventual establishment of a 10-seater electric commuter shuttle, which would run from the key to the Brickell area, close to the Metrorail or Metromover system.

In addition, there will be a presentation by Aileen Boucle, Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization regarding an overview of the county SMART (Strategic Rapid Transit in the Miami area) Plan.

Police Chief Frank Sousa is expected to address the order amending Article II, Section 26 on rules and fines associated with golf carts or slow-moving vehicles.

Violations such as riding on sidewalks, parading on Crandon Boulevard (except crossings at marked intersections), riding on beaches, not having a license, or carrying excessive passengers are grounds for violation. Additionally, the village will adhere to county codes regarding the lack of headlights or windshields.

Regarding the commuter to Brickell, a resolution asking permission to allow Village Manager Steve Williamson to request a match Florida Department of Transportation Transit Service Development Program a grant of $344,477 to expand the Village’s on-demand transit service will be discussed.

This article was recommended by Dr. Roland Samimy, Head of Resilience and Sustainability, and comes well after the completion of a Key Biscayne traffic mobility study in an effort to alleviate traffic congestion.

A community survey not only resulted in wishes for the shuttle to Brickell, but also called for two more Freebee shuttles in addition to the current five five-passenger vehicles.

Over the past few years, Freebee ridership has grown steadily, from less than 1,000 uses in 2016 to over 100,000 rides before the pandemic and 83,639 last year.

Based on 198 community survey responses, 84% were in favor of expanding demand-responsive transportation and 73% would use a service such as commuter to connect to Metrorail or Metromover for work and/or commutes. Hobbies.

The shuttle would allow peak hours and depart from the community center.

Among the other points potentially to be discussed on Tuesday evening:

– A resolution authorizing Williamson to engage planning and design professionals to develop a design concept for the Rickenbacker Causeway, not to exceed $175,000.

– A resolution accepting a 2022 Neat Streets Miami matching grant of $25,001 for a tree planting program.

– How campaign finance reports should be handled.

– New lights for the St. Agnes lighting retrofit project.

– A verbal update on sports field allocation and online registration.

– Marine Stadium construction updates.

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Quarryville Seeks Comments on ‘Active Transportation Plan’ | Local News https://commuter-connection.org/quarryville-seeks-comments-on-active-transportation-plan-local-news/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/quarryville-seeks-comments-on-active-transportation-plan-local-news/ Borough of Quarryville officials are asking for the public’s opinion in order to develop an “active transportation plan”. Forms of active transportation are those that require human energy, such as walking, running, and cycling. The effort to form such a plan aims to identify infrastructure improvements for active means of getting around and to identify […]]]>

Borough of Quarryville officials are asking for the public’s opinion in order to develop an “active transportation plan”.

Forms of active transportation are those that require human energy, such as walking, running, and cycling.

The effort to form such a plan aims to identify infrastructure improvements for active means of getting around and to identify sources of funding and other strategies to achieve them.

The development of the active transportation plan itself is funded by grants from PA WalkWorks and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. PA WalkWorks is an initiative of Downtown Pennsylvania and the State Department of Health.

The initiative comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which in 2019 developed a strategy and rubric for local governments and regional planning organizations to use in future planning.

Akron also won a grant to develop an active transportation plan.

The Akron planning commission was scheduled to discuss the borough’s investigation and other non-vehicular transportation issues at a meeting last night.

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Governor Larry Hogan – Official Website of the Governor of Maryland https://commuter-connection.org/governor-larry-hogan-official-website-of-the-governor-of-maryland-5/ Mon, 21 Feb 2022 15:40:46 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/governor-larry-hogan-official-website-of-the-governor-of-maryland-5/ Weekend of events scheduled for next month at Underground Railroad State Park ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that on the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s birth and the 5th anniversary of its opening, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center will host a series of free, tailored programs families […]]]>

Weekend of events scheduled for next month at Underground Railroad State Park

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that on the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s birth and the 5th anniversary of its opening, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center will host a series of free, tailored programs families over the weekend. March 12-13.

“Harriet Tubman has dedicated her life to the selfless service of others and the cause of freedom,” Governor Hogan said. “This year, as we celebrate his 200th birthday, we hope that even more Marylanders and visitors from across the country will take the time to learn about the Underground Railroad’s most famous conductor and about his years of struggle to lead countless slaves to their freedom.”

Located near Harriet Tubman’s birthplace in Dorchester County, the park is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features an exhibit hall, immersive exhibits, museum shop, and tour office. information. Throughout this celebratory weekend and the rest of the year, the park’s expert staff, known as “Team Tubman”, hosts special programs to honor the life and legacy of the abolitionist. and suffragette.

Throughout March, the park will display many artifacts from Tubman’s life, many in public for the first time, including a midwife’s receipt for Tubman’s birth, the “runaway” advertisement of Tubman and items recovered from the site of his father Ben Ross’ cabin, which was recently discovered and excavated by archaeologists from the Maryland Department of Transportation.

Scheduled programs and events for the anniversary weekend include:

Friday March 11:

7:00 p.m. – Virtual premiere of “Rooted Wisdom: Nature’s Role in the Underground Railroad”
This film recounts the experiences of freedom seekers’ journeys through the desert. The documentary film will be streamed live Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m. on naturesrole.org. The virtual event is free and open to everyone, although registration is encouraged at bit.ly/RootedWisdomPremiere. A round table with historians and filmmakers will follow.

After the premiere, the film will be screened in the multi-purpose room every hour at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. throughout the celebration weekend.

Saturday March 12:

10 a.m. – Opening Ceremony with a performance of living history by Millicent Sparks

11 a.m. – “Discovering the residential site of Ben Ross”
Hear Dr. Julie Schablitsky of the Maryland Department of Transportation talk about the successful effort to locate and excavate the Ben Ross site. The artifacts are on display for the first time at the Visitor Center for the entire month of March.

12:00 p.m. – “Foraging Freedom: Discovering the Natural World of the Underground Railroad”
Take an interactive walking tour with historian Anthony Cohen through the Legacy Garden and adjacent Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Participants should expect to be on their feet and are encouraged to wear comfortable all-weather shoes.

1:00 p.m. – “Jubilee Voices at Harriet’s House”
Listen to the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices during the 200th Tubman festivities. Jubilee Voices is an ensemble committed to preserving African-American history and traditions through song and storytelling.

2:00 p.m. – “The Education of Harriet Ross Tubman”
Tubman biographer Kate Clifford Larson discusses the free and enslaved people who helped raise, protect, nurture and educate Minty to become the woman we know as Harriet Tubman.

3:00 p.m. – “‘Designing a new place to experience history: an exploration of architects’
Hear Chris Elcock, associate director of architectural firm GWWO Inc., as he explains the design process behind the creation of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center

Sunday March 13:

10 a.m. – “Meet Harriet Tubman”
Living history performer Millicent Sparks stars as Tubman and shares her monumental life with audience members.

11 a.m. – “The Hidden Chesapeake Through the Eyes of Harriet Tubman”
Tubman biographer Kate Clifford Larson shares some of the places around the Chesapeake Bay that bear witness to the history, memories and legacy of the Underground Railroad and its most famous conductor.

12 p.m. – “The Chronicles of Adam”
A powerful and inspiring first-person historical rendition of an enslaved man named Adam.

1:00 p.m. – “Legacy Hour”
Hear from community members and enjoy musical selections from Renna McKinney as we honor the lives of Donald Pinder and Herschel Johnson. In the second half hour, be inspired by Tina Wyatt, great, great, great-grandniece of Harriet Tubman as she shares “A Letter to Soph.”

2 p.m. – “The legacy of slavery in Maryland”
Chris Haley of the Maryland State Archives presents a general overview of slavery in Maryland, which will include examples of records specifically related to the state and east coast counties and how slaves and frees were affected by the “particular institution”.

3:00 p.m. – “Freedom linked”
Join public historian and historical interpreter Marvin-Alonzo Greer in this family-friendly program with songs and interactive stories.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Department of Commerce, National Park Service, and other federal, state, and local partners will continue to celebrate and highlight aspects of Tubman’s story throughout the year.

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center, which just reached its 5th year of operation, has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors from 70 countries and territories and all 50 states. This state-of-the-art green facility is operated in partnership with the National Park Service.

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HRMPO invites comments on long-term transportation plans https://commuter-connection.org/hrmpo-invites-comments-on-long-term-transportation-plans/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 00:34:00 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/hrmpo-invites-comments-on-long-term-transportation-plans/ HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) – The Harrisonburg Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization asks the public to complete an online survey highlighting their transportation needs. The goal is to gather input for the organization’s 2045 long-term transportation plan. “This is looking at a 25-year planning horizon for the Harrisonburg Rockingham area, so that’s the town of Harrisonburg, the […]]]>

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) – The Harrisonburg Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization asks the public to complete an online survey highlighting their transportation needs. The goal is to gather input for the organization’s 2045 long-term transportation plan.

“This is looking at a 25-year planning horizon for the Harrisonburg Rockingham area, so that’s the town of Harrisonburg, the county ring around the town, and the towns of Bridgewater, Dayton and Mt. Crawford,” said said Ann Cundy, director of transportation for the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, which manages the HRMPO.

The survey asks residents what their transportation needs are, what transit issues they see, and what their priorities are.

“We will use this information about people’s priorities and where they have identified needs and challenges both to develop the list of projects to consider and to develop the methodology for how we score them,” said said Cundy.

“If we hear that the main challenge for people is getting to where they want to walk or bike, as opposed to security issues somewhere in the region, we would potentially prefer these types of projects more than others. , but it all depends on what we hear in the poll.”

HRMPO will work with the Virginia Department of Transportation and local governments to develop future transportation projects.

The hope is that feedback from the survey will be used to develop projects that will improve the area’s transportation infrastructure over time to keep up with population growth and limit traffic.

“One of the ways any community can handle the challenges of population growth and traffic is to invest in a network that gives you the ability to travel two different ways,” Cundy said. “It could be reconfiguring an intersection that has a high accident rate on US 33 Market Street, which could add sidewalks, bus stops and bike lanes on South Main Street around Mosby Road or Erikson Avenue. “

The deadline to complete the survey is March 2. Click on here for more information.

Copyright 2022 WHSV. All rights reserved.

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Department of Transportation: It’s Not Too Late to Get ID to Vote in Spring Primary https://commuter-connection.org/department-of-transportation-its-not-too-late-to-get-id-to-vote-in-spring-primary/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 15:46:31 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/department-of-transportation-its-not-too-late-to-get-id-to-vote-in-spring-primary/ Wisconsin’s spring primary is Tuesday (February 15, 2022) and voters who do not yet have a driver’s license, ID card or other form of Wisconsin ID needed to vote can still vote. Obtain a Wisconsin ID from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Wisconsin Election Commission website explains the options […]]]>

Wisconsin’s spring primary is Tuesday (February 15, 2022) and voters who do not yet have a driver’s license, ID card or other form of Wisconsin ID needed to vote can still vote. Obtain a Wisconsin ID from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Wisconsin Election Commission website explains the options for identifiers. There is no separate “voter ID” and a federally-compliant REAL ID card is not required to vote.

To get your first Wisconsin ID card, visit wisconsindmv.gov/idcards for a list of required documents, such as a birth certificate, proof of identity and Wisconsin residency. If all documentation is not readily available, the Identity Request Process can be used to obtain a valid receipt to vote while other documents or verifications are obtained.

The voter must bring any available documentation to the DMV and complete two forms. The DMV website has a locator to find the Nearest DMV and check waiting times. A photo ID will be sent by overnight courier which can be taken to the polls and used to vote or fill out a provisional ballot.

DMV offers this ID petition process and ID cards for voting purposes free of charge. DMV’s toll-free Voter Identification Hotline at (844) 588-1069 is available for questions about obtaining identification to vote. Questions regarding voter eligibility, polling locations, voter registration information, or other election information can be found at the Wisconsin Elections Commission website.

Voters who have lost their driver’s license or ID card can order a replacement online. Visit wisconsindmv.gov/id to obtain a replacement identity card or wisconsindmv.gov/DL-online.

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UVU Transportation Technology Students Gain Rare Indianapolis Experience https://commuter-connection.org/uvu-transportation-technology-students-gain-rare-indianapolis-experience/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/uvu-transportation-technology-students-gain-rare-indianapolis-experience/ For many in the transportation industry, Indianapolis is considered sacred ground, due to its iconic race tracks, museums, and overall history. A select group of UVU Transportation Technology students got a rare glimpse behind the curtain of this great city with incredible happenings. UVU Professional Instructor-in-Residence Jeff Holm, Professors Todd Low and Mike Elbert, and […]]]>

For many in the transportation industry, Indianapolis is considered sacred ground, due to its iconic race tracks, museums, and overall history. A select group of UVU Transportation Technology students got a rare glimpse behind the curtain of this great city with incredible happenings.

UVU Professional Instructor-in-Residence Jeff Holm, Professors Todd Low and Mike Elbert, and Media Student Program Director Grant Flygare guided eight students on a three-day whirlwind tour of the Performance Fair Racing, Indy 500 Speedway, Cummins Headquarters. museum, and had an exclusive Speedway Engineering tour among the main highlights of the trip.

The 2021 trip to Indianapolis is the second time Holm and the UVU team have taken students and introduced them to a wide variety of industry leaders. Students rubbed shoulders with senior engineers, marketing experts and everyone in between, along with some of the biggest names in motoring, including Doug Boles, two-time Indy Car champion owner and current president of Indianapolis. Motor Speedway.

Boles invited the UVU team to the Indy Speedway corporate conference room and spent over an hour with them answering industry questions. Students also enjoyed a special educational breakfast reserved exclusively for educators and students and listened to an opening breakfast from Boles and racing icon Roger Penske.

The events were made possible through the relationships Holm has established over his years in the industry. “Few people have had the chance to do what I did [in the automotive
industry]”, Holm said. “But I’ve always wanted to give back and this opportunity is one of those opportunities. I’m grateful to do that.

The whirlwind trip also included a special tour, not open to the public, of the Cummins Headquarters Museum. The museum was open specifically for UVU students. The Cummins Museum demonstrates its dedication to design by showcasing industrial equipment out of the shop floor and presenting it as product design.

This most recent event is just a sampling of the experts and industry leaders that UVU has secured for students. In 2019, three-time Indy Car world champion and Indy 500 winner Sam Hornish Jr. also met with students.

UVU’s Department of Transportation Technology offers a wide range of programs for students to explore, including street rodding, motorsports, diesel mechanics, automotive technology, and collision repair. For more information, visit https://www.uvu.edu/auto/.

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NDDOT Seeks Comments on Statewide Transportation Improvement Program Amendment | News https://commuter-connection.org/nddot-seeks-comments-on-statewide-transportation-improvement-program-amendment-news/ Sat, 29 Jan 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/nddot-seeks-comments-on-statewide-transportation-improvement-program-amendment-news/ BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is seeking comments on an amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) 2022-2025 to include a planning study. The amendment includes a planning study for the Traffic Management Center (TMC) and SMART Corridor with an estimated total cost of $1.1 million. SMART stands for […]]]>

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is seeking comments on an amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) 2022-2025 to include a planning study.

The amendment includes a planning study for the Traffic Management Center (TMC) and SMART Corridor with an estimated total cost of $1.1 million. SMART stands for Safety, Mobility, Automated, Real-time, Traffic management. The TMC will manage intelligent transportation system devices and sensors, expand road monitoring and status reporting, and streamline the deployment of advanced technologies.

The public is invited to view the current STIP on the NDDOT website at dot.nd.gov by clicking on “Publications” at the top of the page, then clicking on the link “2022-2025 Final STIP (Statewide Transportation Improvement Program)” under the “Plans and Reports” section.

Comments should be sent no later than February 8, 2022 to Logan Beise at NDDOT, 608 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505-0700, or email lsbeise@nd.gov with “2022 State Federal-Aid Roadway Projects ” in the subject line. For more information, contact Logan Beise at 701-328-2139.

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Downtown Bridge will limit vehicular traffic starting Friday “The Official Site for the City of Birmingham, Alabama https://commuter-connection.org/downtown-bridge-will-limit-vehicular-traffic-starting-friday-the-official-site-for-the-city-of-birmingham-alabama/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 22:33:16 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/downtown-bridge-will-limit-vehicular-traffic-starting-friday-the-official-site-for-the-city-of-birmingham-alabama/ The downtown bridge will limit vehicle traffic from Friday Birmingham, AL – Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard The bridge that connects First Avenue South to First Avenue North will restrict vehicular access beginning Friday, Jan. 21. As one of the lowest-rated bridges in the state, the city regularly monitors its condition. The bridge has a weight […]]]>

The downtown bridge will limit vehicle traffic from Friday

Birmingham, AL – Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard The bridge that connects First Avenue South to First Avenue North will restrict vehicular access beginning Friday, Jan. 21. As one of the lowest-rated bridges in the state, the city regularly monitors its condition.

The bridge has a weight limit of 3 tons and continues to be used by heavy vehicles, which is the main source of concern for the structure. In 2019, the city launched an awareness campaign, adding more signage regarding the 3-ton weight limit, increased police patrols, and contacted various agencies to urge members to limit heavy vehicle use of the bridge. The intent of the effort was to reduce damage to the structure. The persistent violation of the weight limit led to the city’s decision to close the bridge to vehicles.

Pedestrians can continue to use the bridge safely without further damage to the existing structure. The use of bicycles and scooters will also be allowed. Motorists can access downtown from the south by taking alternate routes via 20th and 24th Streets. Closing begins at 6 a.m. on Friday.

The city’s Department of Transportation has hired a company that is midway through the design phase of a replacement for the bridge. The city is also considering financing options for the replacement. Once a design plan is complete, the public will have the opportunity to review the design.

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