Transportation

Governor’s Highway Safety Office Launches New Website

Monday, October 01, 2012 | 05:04 pm

NASHVILLE, TN- The Governor’s Highway Safety Office in partnership with the Tennessee Tech University College of Business, Business Media Center launched its new website today. The greatly enhanced website will be the communication hub for news and information relating to Tennessee highway safety.

“Our website will be the identity of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office,” Kendell Poole, Director said. “The site will be easily accessible to our law enforcement safety partners and the public, and offer an abundance of information and statistics on highway safety.”

Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole Honored

Thursday, August 30, 2012 | 03:11 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kendell Poole, Director of the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, has been elected the new Chairman of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the national nonprofit organization representing state and territorial highway safety offices across the country.

Poole’s priorities as Chairman will be to assist states with implementation of the highway safety programs authorized under the new federal highway bill and to continue the organization’s national leadership on key highway safety issues including drunk driving, occupant protection, distracted driving and speeding.

TDOT Aims to Improve Service While Saving Tax Dollars

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 | 03:11 pm

Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has partnered with Smart Growth America to increase its efficiency and ensure the greatest possible return on Tennessee’s transportation investments. As a result, TDOT has compiled a series of recommendations designed to pin down areas for improvement, prioritize projects and streamline processes.

 
“Transportation investments are invaluable to driving economic recovery and prosperity across Tennessee,” says TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “But as this report shows, we cannot be limited to old ways of doing business. We must enable and encourage more flexible, innovative and lower-cost solutions to the state’s transportation needs. Prioritizing and designing projects to add the most value for their cost is smart, common sense policy in a time of fiscal constraint, and all Tennesseans stand to benefit from an even more effective Department of Transportation.”
 

TDOT HELP Trucks Heading to Bristol

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 | 01:00 pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will be sending special “HELP” to the Tri-Cities this weekend to assist with the heavy traffic expected in conjunction with NASCAR events at Bristol Motor Speedway from Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26.