February 26, 2018

​James Bass started his career at the Texas Department of Transportation as a part-time employee 33 years ago. Since then he’s moved through the ranks within the Financial Management Division—climbing in 2016, to the very top of the organization when he assumed the role of Executive Director. In this Two Minute State DOT Up...

February 26, 2018

​Innovation in Motion—is a new video series that highlights the many ways state departments of transportation are using technology and design to transform the way they do business. In this, the first episode-- you’ll see a first of its kind, virtual reality (VR) software program developed from the ground up by a team of exp...

February 9, 2018

This morning we saw some fresh evidence that, if you are a pedestrian, this city is passively trying to make you inconvenienced, if not actively trying to kill you.

Even without any sidewalk-blocking construction, walking in Dallas can be dangerous, something backed up by the data and plenty of personal anecdotes: Spend a we...

The world's newest, most powerful rocket in decades has reached space. It took a few weather delays Tuesday, but the private space company SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Center.

Watch the video of the launch at the top of this page. (If you'd like to skip ahead to the very moment...

February 5, 2018

At the 50th annual Georgia Foreign Trade Conference Monday, GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch reviewed the strategic plan for Georgia's ports that will allow for 10 million twenty-foot equivalent container units, 1 million rail lifts, and more than 1 million auto and machinery units per year.

"Georgia is home to both the si...

February 2, 2018

How do you inspect a bridge for signs of dangerous deterioration? It’s not easy.

You’d either need to lower yourself on rope over the guard rails, or use specialized equipment like a “snooper”—a heavy-duty truck with a long, extending arm. Those can set back transportation departments as much as $1 million each.

And you need...

February 2, 2018

A higher gas tax and new fees for alternative-fuel vehicles are among the ways America can pay for a major overhaul of its outdated infrastructure — and create jobs in the process, says a bipartisan group that includes U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.

“This will put people to work, and everybody knows we need to do it,” said Esty,...

February 2, 2018

Infrastructure is one of the smartest investments we can make in our country. It allows businesses to grow and compete. It keep us safe. It creates millions of jobs—good paying jobs that cannot be outsourced overseas. And, it’s bipartisan.

It’s one of the first things President Trump said he wanted to get done after he was e...

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