Transportation

Governor Bredesen Announces Grant for Warren County Memorial Airport

Monday, October 05, 2009 | 11:15 am

Grant awarded through TDOT’s Aeronautics Division
 
NASHVILLE—Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that an aeronautics grant in the amount of $360,000 has been approved for Warren County Memorial Airport.
 
“Our local airports are vital to the economy and travel system of Tennessee,” said Bredesen. “Investing in our airports helps keep them competitive and efficient at meeting the needs of businesses and travelers. I’m pleased to support continued improvement at Warren County Memorial Airport.”
 

Safety Partners Sign Plan to Reduce Traffic Deaths in Tennessee

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | 07:27 am
TDOT Chief Engineer Paul Degges joins several agencies in signing the Strategic Highway Safety Plan
TDOT Chief Engineer Paul Degges joins several agencies in signing the Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Agencies Announce New Coalition Program to Assist Senior Drivers
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely joined representatives from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, Department of Safety, Department of Health, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, AARP, AAA Auto Club South, and a number of other highway safety partners to sign a new Strategic Highway Safety Plan for Tennessee on Wednesday, September 30. The goal of the new plan is to reduce the number of fatalities in Tennessee by 10% by 2012.

Bredesen Announces Aeronautics Grants for Eight Tennessee Airports

Friday, September 18, 2009 | 09:11 am
NASHVILLE—Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $479,850 have been approved for eight Tennessee airports.
 
“Our local airports are vital to the economy and travel system of Tennessee,” said Bredesen. “Investing in our airports helps keep them competitive and efficient at meeting the needs of businesses and travelers.”
 
Airports receiving grants include (click on each link for details):

Bredesen Announces Recovery Act Funds to Eight Transit Agencies

Thursday, September 17, 2009 | 11:07 am
$9.7 Million in Recovery Act Funds Awarded to Small Urban Transit Providers Across State
 
NASHVILLE - Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that eight small urban transit agencies will receive $9.7 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for transit services in Tennessee's small urban areas of Bristol, Clarksville, Cleveland, Jackson, Johnson City, Kingsport, Lakeway and Murfreesboro (click link for details on each). 
 

TDOT Identifies 111 Structurally Deficient Bridges for Replacement or Repair

Friday, September 11, 2009 | 06:55 am
The Highway 33 Bridge in Union County is the largest bridge project included in the first year of the Better Bridges program.
The Highway 33 Bridge in Union County is the largest bridge project included in the first year of the Better Bridges program.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation today identified 111 bridges across the state that will be either replaced, repaired or rehabilitated through a new initiative aimed at reducing the number of structurally deficient bridges in the state.  TDOT’s Better Bridges Program is a four year program approved in 2009 by the Tennessee General Assembly that will utilize bonds to pay for the repair or replacement of more than 200 structurally deficient bridges in the state.  Today, TDOT presented a list of bridges to be covered in the first year of the program to Governor Phil Bredesen and leaders of the Tennessee General Assembly as required by Public Chapter 552.
 
“The bridge projects identified for the first year of this program will improve the safety and reliability of more than one hundred bridges in Tennessee,” said Governor Phil Bredesen.  “Addressing these projects now rather than later allows us to take advantage of today’s lower construction costs.”
 

Tennessee Airports Honored for Quality Service

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 | 10:47 am
Front Door Awards Recognize Airports with Commitment to Quality
 
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is recognizing numerous airports across the state with “Front Door Awards” for providing facilities and services that reflect community pride and commitment to quality. The awards were handed out at the 24TH Annual Tennessee Airports Conference on August 20, 2009.
 

Tennessee Airports Honored with Awards of Excellence

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 | 10:27 am
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation today recognized five Tennessee Airports with Awards of Excellence in aviation.  The awards were presented at the 24TH Annual Tennessee Airports Conference on August 20 in Nashville.  The Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding achievements and contributions to aviation in five categories: Airport of the Year, Most Improved Airport, Governing Body of the Year, Airport Manager of the Year, and Career Contributions to Aviation (click on the links above for press releases on the individual winners). 
 

TDOT Civil Rights Office Honored with Regional Awards

Friday, September 04, 2009 | 11:43 am
Affirmative Action Program Staff & Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Recognized
 
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is proud to announce that its Civil Rights Office has earned two awards from the Southern Transportation Civil Rights Executive Council.  The awards were announced at the recent 2009 Southern Transportation Civil Rights Training Symposium, comprised of eight southern states.
 

TDOT’s StopLitter™ Campaign Earns National Award

Thursday, September 03, 2009 | 12:30 pm
Anti-Litter Program Honored for its Positive Impact on the Environment
 
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is proud to announce that the “StopLitter™ – Tennessee’s Had Enough” litter prevention campaign has earned a 2009 Exemplary Human Environment Initiative Award from the U.S. Department of Transportation.  The award recognizes outstanding examples of transportation projects that either create or improve conditions for human activities while protecting the natural environment.