Post Tagged with: "TDOT"

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx held a press conference on Charlotte Ave near a bridge that has required emergency repairs. Foxx was previously the Mayor of Charlotte and says he knows how important infrastructure is in a city the size of Nashville. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Problem Bridge Near Downtown Nashville Makes Case For Replenishing Highway Trust Fund

by / on April 15, 2014

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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FTA administrator Peter Rogoff met with supporters of the Amp while in Nashville Friday. Credit: FTA

FTA Chief Says State Should Get On Board With The Amp

by / on September 9, 2013

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.

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TDOT Concerned About Traffic Created By Nashville’s Bus Rapid Transit Line

TDOT Concerned About Traffic Created By Nashville’s Bus Rapid Transit Line

by / on July 1, 2013

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.

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TDOT Releases Traffic App

by / on December 26, 2012

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.

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TDOT Finds Savings in Being Less ‘Political’

TDOT Finds Savings in Being Less ‘Political’

by / on November 12, 2012

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.

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TDOT Developing Traffic App Using SmartWay Data

TDOT Developing Traffic App Using SmartWay Data

by / on June 5, 2012

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.

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Uncertain Budget Means Smaller, Less Efficient Road Projects

by / on August 2, 2011

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.

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Metro Launches Largest Sidewalk Project Under Mayor Dean

by / on August 1, 2011

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.

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TDOT Allows Building to Continue on Suspended Projects

by / on June 9, 2011

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.

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TDOT Trucks: “Your Message Here”

by / on April 29, 2011

The state Department of Transportation’s HELP trucks and traffic hotline would tout advertising, under a bills that passed in the state legislature Monday.

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Lawmaker Wants Ad Revenue from TDOT

by / on April 11, 2011

As a potential source of revenue, one state lawmaker wants to sell ad space on TDOT’s green “HELP” trucks.

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TDOT Resists Borrowing for Bridges

by / on February 1, 2011

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has refrained from borrowing money, even when given the opportunity. TDOT has continued its pay-as-you-go tradition.

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Solo Drivers May Get Chance At Car Pool Lane – For A Fee

by / on February 16, 2010

By summer, the Tennessee Department of Transportation expects to propose a plan to allow lone drivers to pay to use the car pool lane.

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Weather Causing Pothole Problems, Delaying Patching Process

by / on February 10, 2010

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.

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Road Clearing Continues after Winter Storm

by / on February 1, 2010

The effort to clear secondary streets continues Monday.

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Highway Fund Rescission Hits TDOT Enhancement Grants

by / on October 1, 2009

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.

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State Counting on Last Minute Amendment to Save Highway Funds

by / on September 30, 2009

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.

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Governor Announces Stimulus Funds for Perry County

by / on May 15, 2009

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.

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TDOT recommends tollway projects

by / on January 28, 2009

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is recommending two major tollway projects on either end of the state.

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