Transportation

Governor Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for the City of McKenzie

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 | 07:50 am
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August 5, 2013

Governor Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for City of McKenzie

Grants to Fund Stonewall Street Sidewalk Project

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $241,948 transportation alternative grant to the city of McKenzie for the Stonewall Street Sidewalk Project.

Governor Haslam Announces Transportation Grants for the Town of Arlington

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 | 07:47 am
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August 5, 2013

Governor Haslam Announces Transportation Grants for the Town of Arlington

Grants to Fund Arlington Bike and Pedestrian Connector Phase II A & B

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of two transportation alternative grants totaling $777,491 to the town of Arlington for Phase II-A and Phase II-B of the Bike and Pedestrian Path Project.

Haslam Announces TDEC, TDOT Grants For Dresden and Martin

Thursday, July 25, 2013 | 03:34 pm

Nearly $800,000 from three grants to fund greenways and pedestrian trails
 
DRESDEN – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced three grants totaling nearly $800,000 for Dresden and Martin to lengthen and develop recreational trails connecting the communities with the downtowns.
 
“These greenways and trails not only enhance the pedestrian experience of our communities, but they also provide new recreational and healthy ways for Tennesseans to enjoy their neighborhoods,” Haslam said. “Downtowns are the heart of our cities and towns, and the projects announced today will make important connections between various destinations and the Dresden and Martin downtowns.”

Keep Tennessee Beautiful Hires New Executive Director

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | 09:36 am
Missy Marshall hired as new Executive Director for Keep Tennessee Beautiful.
Missy Marshall hired as new Executive Director for Keep Tennessee Beautiful.

Nashville, Tenn.  – Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB) announces that Melissa “Missy” Marshall has assumed the position of executive director of the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc.  Marshall comes to KTnB with more than 20 years of experience in public service. She began her career in state government as a public health educator for the Tennessee Department of Health.

More Cops. More Stops. Campaign Aims to Save Lives on Tennessee Roadways

Monday, July 15, 2013 | 11:55 am

Nashville, Tenn. – Law enforcement across the state will be out in force from July 18 to July 21 and from July 25 to July 28 for the final phase of the More Cops. More Stops. campaign to crack down on drivers who are speeding, drunk, distracted, or not wearing a seat belt.

Too many lives have been lost on Tennessee’s roadways as a result of basic traffic safety law violations. In 2011, more than 700 passenger vehicle occupants died in Tennessee traffic crashes. Twenty-seven percent of the fatalities involved a drunk driver, and 23 percent were speeding-related crashes. Fifty-seven percent of those who died were NOT wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

CNBC Ranks Tennessee 2nd in “America’s Top States for Transportation and Infrastructure”

Thursday, July 11, 2013 | 03:11 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the fourth year in a row, Tennessee’s transportation system ranks as one of the best in the nation, according to CNBC’s 2013 study “America’s Top States for Business.”  According to the report, Tennessee ranks second best in America in the category of “Transportation and Infrastructure,” up from fourth place in 2012. Tennessee is also the only state topping the list that has no transportation debt.

Many states across the nation carry transportation debt, and must allocate a large portion of their funds to interest payments.

TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for Six Tennessee Airports

Thursday, July 11, 2013 | 10:07 am

NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $175,215 million have been approved for six Tennessee airports.

Airports receiving grants include:

Athens (McMinn County) – McMinn County Airport

Lebanon (Wilson County) – Lebanon Municipal Airport
Collegedale (Hamilton County) – Collegedale Municipal Airport

Morristown (Hamblen County) – Moore-Murrell Field
Fayetteville (Lincoln County) – Fayetteville Municipal Airport

Sevierville (Sevier County) – Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport