Indiana DOT testing signs to help drivers avoid red lights

By Bill Holloway Indiana DOT is beginning to test dynamic message signs that tell drivers how fast to go to avoid hitting a red light. According to INDOT spokesperson Harry Maginity, the signs are currently located only along State Road 37 in Morgan County, starting about 2 miles ahead of the

Tennessee DOT Commissioner halts I-69 project

By Chris Spahr In December, Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced that TDOT would stop work on the segment of Interstate 69 in western Tennessee. Citing the high cost of the next segment of the so-called “NAFTA Highway,” Schroer pointed out the need to

Michigan-Chicago route gains 110 mph passenger rail, and other Midwest states seem eager to follow

Last week, Amtrak service in western Michigan and northern Indiana reached speeds of 110 miles per hour, marking the first expansion of regional high-speed rail in the U.S. outside of the northeast corridor. The speeds were achieved on an 80-mile stretch of track between Kalamazoo, Michigan and

Indiana toll road trouble

Although public-private partnerships (PPPs) for transportation infrastructure are often portrayed as losing propositions for the public, the private partner is sometimes on the losing end of the deal as well. As reported in an article in Bloomberg Businessweek, the private partners that won the