Transportation

GHSO & Law Enforcement Agencies Work to Save Lives on Rural Roads

Friday, May 08, 2009 | 11:00 am

Tennessee Buckling Down on those Not Buckled Up
with Special Click It or Ticket Enforcement Blitz

NASHVILLE – In an effort to save lives, the Governor’s Highway Safety Office is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and State and local highway safety and law enforcement leaders across Tennessee to conduct a special high-visibility Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign in May.
 

TDOT Opens Bids for 119 Recovery Act Funded Projects

Friday, May 08, 2009 | 10:00 am
Projects will Employ Thousands of Tennessee Workers
 
NASHVILLE – The bids are in and today the Tennessee Department of Transportation identified the apparent lowest bidders on the state’s second round of infrastructure projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. At 10:00 a.m. CDT, TDOT officials opened bids from contractors across the state vying to construct 119 projects in 64 Tennessee counties to be funded through the Recovery Act. Bids were immediately posted on the TDOT web site under Information for Contractors, Bid Lettings, May 8.
 

Tennessee 4th Grader Wins International Aviation Art Contest

Thursday, May 07, 2009 | 05:39 pm
2nd Place International & National Competition, 1st Place State Competition; Artist: Zeth Akins, Age 9, Cedar Bluff Elementary School
2nd Place International & National Competition, 1st Place State Competition; Artist: Zeth Akins, Age 9, Cedar Bluff Elementary School
1st Place National Competition, 2nd Place State Competition; Artist: Chihye Kim, Age 9, Cedar Bluff Elementary
1st Place National Competition, 2nd Place State Competition; Artist: Chihye Kim, Age 9, Cedar Bluff Elementary
Governor Phil Bredesen with Jeanne Hardin and her two art students, Chihye Kim and Zeth Akins
Governor Phil Bredesen with Jeanne Hardin and her two art students, Chihye Kim and Zeth Akins
Two Knoxville Students Place in National Aviation Art Contest 
 
NASHVILLE — Governor Phil Bredesen congratulated two Knoxville, Tennessee elementary students at the State Capitol Thursday for placing first and second in their age group in a national aviation arts contest.  The Governor recognized 4th grader Zeth Akins for placing second in the International Aviation Arts Contest. Student Chihye Kim was recognized for winning her age bracket in the National competition. Both children are students in Ms. Jeanne Hardin’s class at Cedar Bluff Elementary School. 
 

New Program Encourages Tennesseans to Take Steps to Reduce Air Pollution

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 | 11:12 am
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NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation today announced “Clear the Air Tennessee,” a new educational program designed to encourage Tennesseans to take action against poor air quality by changing their transportation habits. The program is funded through the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program and targets citizens in counties designated by the E.P.A. as air quality nonattainment or maintenance areas.