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2011-08-18 13:48:00

Adaptable templates help state DOTs maintain essential functions during emergencies, disasters SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) released a technical report intended to serve as a template for individual states to use in the development of their own Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government (COOP/COG) plans. This type of planning ensures that State Departments of Transportation can continue their essential...

2011-08-01 12:11:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Transportation Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E., today delivered the Transportation Funding Advisory Commission (TFAC) final report on long-term transportation funding options to Governor Tom Corbett. The commission presented multiple funding ideas to the governor, who will decide what course of action will balance the best interests of Pennsylvania consumers and the need for state transportation funding over the next several...

2011-07-21 08:35:00

HOUSTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AvStar Aviation Group, Inc. (AvStar) (OTCBB: AAVG) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Twin Air Calypso Limited, Inc (TACL). has completed its Commuter Authority application and will forward it to the Department of Transportation (DOT) today. The commuter authority will allow TACL to increase flight frequency to its destinations, publish a schedule through traditional airline venues such as the Official Airline Guide, and offer tickets...

2011-07-15 09:25:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians are invited to share their ideas for highway planning during a series of public hearings to update the state's 12-Year Transportation Program. Updated every two years, the Transportation Program serves as a "blueprint" of prioritized transportation projects. The update is overseen by the 15-member State Transportation Commission, or STC, which includes the Transportation Secretary, 10 private citizens appointed by...

2011-07-07 08:00:00

Guide shows how to create aesthetic and cultural enrichment for state highways on Native lands. SAN JOSE, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has released a report that presents a guide to tribal corridor management planning (TCMP) and a model for the segment of California State Route 96 that lies within the boundaries of the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in eastern Humboldt County. Tribal Corridor Management Planning: Model, Case...

2011-06-17 12:10:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This month the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be airing an educational campaign in a mini telenovelas series format in an effort to educate the Hispanic community about the consequences of drinking and driving. TxDOT is one of the first state agencies to tackle the dangers of drinking and driving through the telenovela format. "We created these educational telenovelas on drinking and driving to reach Hispanic women and men who...

2011-06-08 11:07:00

Funding, Modernization Strategies Expected by August HARRISBURG, Pa., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Funding Advisory Commission (TFAC) met on June 6 to discuss various modernization strategies for PennDOT to invest an additional $2 billion to $2.5 billion annually into Pennsylvania's transportation infrastructure. The commission has met three times this year and its members expect to finalize and deliver the plan to Gov. Tom Corbett by Aug. 1. During...

2011-06-01 08:00:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph® announces that the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) recently selected I/Incident Analyst to improve the safety of its roadways. Of the 32 billion vehicle miles traveled in Arkansas last year, 78 percent occurred within the state highway system managed by AHTD. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081211/DECLOGO ) According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,...

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2011-05-27 09:15:00

On Wednesday, the federal government unveiled new fuel economy window stickers for vehicles starting with the 2013 model year. The stickers will include estimated annual fuel costs and the vehicle's overall environmental impact. The new labels represent the first big change to the sticker program's 35-year history.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation dismissed another design that would have prominently displayed a letter grade from A to D,...


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