Topic: John Schroer
Nashville, TN – In honor of National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists has released its latest Bicycle Friendly States (BFS) ranking. In the sixth annual assessment, Tennessee ranked 2nd in the southeast region, while placing 17th nationally. Tennessee has improved its national ranking from 26th in 2012.
“With all the competing transportation needs we have, Tennessee is proud to be making gains in the area of bicycle friendliness,” said «Read the rest of this article»Commissioner John Schroer. “The network of bike lanes across the state is growing each and every year and we will continue to dedicate funding for important programs such as Safe Routes to School.”
Program Supports Economic Development Opportunities & Long Term Transportation Needs
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and(TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer released the three-year transportation program, featuring approximately $1.5 billion in infrastructure investments for 80 individual project phases in 47 counties, as well as 15 statewide programs.
Tennessee is one of only five states that do not borrow money to fund transportation projects, and the program continues TDOT’s “pay as you go” philosophy, carrying no debt for any transportation initiatives. «Read the rest of this article»
National Work Zone Awareness Week April 15th-19th
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today proclaimed April 15th-19th, 2013 Work Zone Awareness Week in Tennessee, joining states across the nation in highlighting the complexities of work zones and reminding motorists to drive safely in construction areas.
TDOT Commissioner John Schroer shares an important message about work zone safety in this video.
Motorists Urged to Obey Work Zone Speed Limits Despite Suspension of Construction
Nashville, TN – Thewill suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.
TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday, March 28th at 6:00pm through Monday, April 1st at 6:00am. This will provide maximum roadway capacity to motorists expected to travel across the state this holiday weekend. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The official 2013 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers.
This year’s map contains new information to assist motorists, including the recently completed State Route 840 in southern Middle Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Saw An Increase in Traffic Fatalities in 2012
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security officials today joined representatives from the state’s Department of Transportation and Governor’s Highway Safety Office to announce the preliminary number of traffic fatalities in 2012.
Early figures indicate there was an increase in vehicular deaths on Tennessee roadways last year. These figures include all vehicular fatalities in Tennessee reported by law enforcement agencies across the state. «Read the rest of this article»
Federal Transit Authority Grant to Assist Transit Agencies across Tennessee
Nashville, TN - The(TDOT) has been awarded a $10 million “State of Good Repair Grant” by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). TDOT collaborated with 15 transit agencies to submit a joint application to FTA for the replacement of transit vehicles that have exceeded their useful life based on years in service or mileage.
TDOT is one of only five DOTs to receive a statewide State of Good Repair Grant. «Read the rest of this article»
Free App for iPhone and Android Provides Customized Traffic Information
Nashville, TN – The(TDOT) today launched a new tool for motorists. The new TDOT SmartWay Mobile App will help drivers navigate Tennessee highways, providing up-to-the-minute customized traffic information.
The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Transportation stops all Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period
No Lane Closures on Tennessee Interstates and State Routes from December 22nd to January 2nd
Nashville, TN – Road construction will not slow travelers’ busy Christmas and New Year’s travel holidays. The(TDOT) is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.
Nashville, TN – Despite the mild start to winter, the(TDOT) is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow this season.
Over the last several weeks, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks for the winter season. «Read the rest of this article»
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