Researchers at UMd. to study public transit planning in Baltimore

Researchers in Maryland received a multimillion-dollar grant to improve transportation in Baltimore.A team of University of Maryland researchers is partnering with public officials, transit advocacy groups and other universities to improve transportation options for Baltimore City residents, particularly those in low-income neighborhoods that rely on bus and light rail systems.Be […]

Amtrak seeks billions more from Congress to keep trains running and pay employees | Government and Politics

A Chicago-bound Amtrak train passes through De Soto on Thursday afternoon. Byron Hetzler CARBONDALE — Amtrak, which provides a critical long-distance transportation option for Southern Illinoisans, is seeking billions of dollars in additional funding from Congress in order to keep trains running and avoid further staff reductions.  In a letter […]

More than 20,000 animals hit by vehicles in North Carolina in 1 year; Guilford County 2nd on list of NC counties with most animal collisions

RALEIGH, N.C. — More than 20,000 animals were hit by vehicles in North Carolina last year as the number continues to rise, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. NCDOT says that more development across the state has pushed animals into dangerous situations, and more drivers on the roads […]

Public meetings for the week of Oct. 11

Monday Urban County Policy Board, meeting remotely. 8:30 a.m., regular meeting: CARES Act funding, program updates, CAPER overview, community needs assessment. Vancouver City Council, meeting remotely. Broadcast on and by phone at 1-866-899-4679 access code 701-736-437.  4 p.m., workshop: Biennial transportation budget overview. 6:30 p.m., regular meeting: Proclamations of […]

All lanes reopen following crash on I-71/I-75 south in Kenton County

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CTC Chair Hilary Norton Reflects on Sea Change in State Transportation Priorities

In this TPR interview, Hilary Norton, newly appointed chair of the California Transportation Commission, reflects on the ‘phenomenal sea change’ driving state investments in transportation infrastructure and in advance of the 2020 national election. Citing Governor Newsom’s “all of the above” approach, Norton shares her priorities for the CTC and […]