Transportation

TDOT Continues Statewide “Projects Tour” in West Tennessee

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 | 09:46 am
Jackson, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will begin his second “TDOT Projects Tour” next Tuesday in TDOT’s Region Four, which is based in Jackson and includes a 21 county area, including Memphis. During this week-long tour, Commissioner Schroer, elected officials and transportation officials will travel by bus to view TDOT projects currently underway and those listed on the department’s “Three Year Program.”  

Governor Haslam and TDOT Commissioner Announce Enhancement Grant for Nashville

Monday, August 01, 2011 | 12:27 pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and TDOT Commissioner John Schroer are pleased to announce the award of a $1,961,000 transportation enhancement grant to the city of Nashville for Phase I of the Harding Place Pedestrian Network Project.
 
The Harding Place Pedestrian Network Project will add concrete sidewalks to Harding Place from Nolensville Road to Tampa Drive. The project will improve pedestrian safety and connectivity in an area that is home to multi-family residences, retail centers, churches, a hospital, and bus stops. 
 

TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 12 Tennessee Airports

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 | 11:29 am
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $22,415,775 have been approved for 12 Tennessee airports.
 
Airports receiving grants include:

Charles W. Baker General Aviation Airport (Memphis)                      Dyersburg Regional Airport

Everett-Stewart Regional Airport (Union City, TN)                              Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport

General DeWitt Spain General Aviation Airport (Memphis)              John C. Tune Airport (Nashville, TN)
 
Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport                                             Memphis International Airport
 
Murfreesboro Municipal Airport                                                             Nashville International Airport
 
Sumner County Regional Airport                                                          Tri-Cities Regional Airport
 

For more details on each of these grants visit:  

http://www.tn.gov/tdot/news/2011/GrantDetails2-7-26-11.pdf

TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 3 Tennessee Airports

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 | 11:22 am
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced today that state aeronautics grants totaling $220,500 have been approved for 3 Tennessee airports.
 
Airports receiving grants include:
 
McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport (Jackson, TN)
Savannah-Hardin County Airport
Springfield-Robertson County Airport
 
For more details on each of these grants visit: http://www.tn.gov/tdot/news/2011/GrantDetails1-7-26-11.pdf

Governor Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Franklin

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | 09:30 am

Grant to fund Eastern Flank Battlefield Access Improvement Project

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer joined state and local leaders today to announce the award of a $500,000 transportation enhancement grant to the city of Franklin for the Eastern Flank Battlefield Access Improvement Project.

$51.9 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL FEDERAL FUNDS RESCINDED FROM TDOT

Monday, July 18, 2011 | 11:57 am
Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has been notified by the Federal Highway Administration that $51.9 million in federal funds will be rescinded from the department’s federal allocation of funds for fiscal year 2011. A rescission of funds means that federal dollars promised to Tennessee have now been cancelled and will not be received. 
 
The rescission of funds is a separate issue from the debt limit discussions currently underway by federal lawmakers.