The Obama Administration is using a patched-up bridge in Nashville to make it’s case for putting more money into the federal Highway Trust Fund.
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State officials have been reluctant to commit funding for Nashville’s planned transit line connecting East Nashville and West End. But the federal agency being asked to pay for the largest chunk of the project says the state needs to be involved.
Tennessee’s Department of Transportation is supporting Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s push to build a bus rapid transit line. But the state still has questions about how it would work.
Trying to find traffic accidents on your morning route through Nashville? There’s now an app for that, just don’t use it while driving.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is acknowledging that politics have been driving where some roads get built. As road-building revenues continue to decline, TDOT is looking for savings by listening less to lawmakers.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is working on a smartphone app using the traffic data it already collects. It’s tentatively set to be available later this year.
Ongoing road projects in Tennessee are a fraction of the size of years past because of uncertainty in federal funding. Separate from debt ceiling negotiations, Congress has been unable to come to terms on what’s often called a highway bill. They’ve opted for short term extensions for the last two years.
The well-worn foot paths along Harding Place in South Nashville will soon become concrete sidewalks. City and state officials announced a federal grant Monday that – along with $2.5 million from Metro – will fund sidewalks from I-24 to Nolensville Pike.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation says it’s ok to resume work on a bridge that crosses the Cumberland River near Gallatin. It was one of nine projects under review after two workers were killed on a bridge project in Knoxville.
The state Department of Transportation’s HELP trucks and traffic hotline would tout advertising, under a bills that passed in the state legislature Monday.
As a potential source of revenue, one state lawmaker wants to sell ad space on TDOT’s green “HELP” trucks.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has refrained from borrowing money, even when given the opportunity. TDOT has continued its pay-as-you-go tradition.
By summer, the Tennessee Department of Transportation expects to propose a plan to allow lone drivers to pay to use the car pool lane.
Tennessee highways and surface streets are pocked with an unusually high number of potholes. Transportation officials blame the extreme cold spell at the first of the year and recent snow events.
The effort to clear secondary streets continues Monday.
Even though Congress has passed a one-month extension of the federal highway bill, Tennessee will still lose $190 million it had not yet contracted out.
The state got word Tuesday that it would have to give up $190 million in transportation funds it had not yet contracted out to road builders.
Perry County, about 90 miles southwest of Nashville, has the highest unemployment rate in the state at about 25-percent. Governor Phil Bredesen announced today he’ll be using federal stimulus funds to create jobs there.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is recommending two major tollway projects on either end of the state.