Transportation

GHSO Reminds Teens of Driving Dangers during National Teen Driver Safety Week

Thursday, October 16, 2008 | 08:14 am

Special Teen-Focused Safety Efforts Aim to Save Lives

NASHVILLE – Local law enforcement officials across Tennessee are partnering with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office to help keep teens safe on the roadway during National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 19-25.  The GHSO is also asking Tennesseans to step up and speak out by reminding teens about important safety issues, like underage drinking and safety belt use, during National Teen Driver Safety Week.

NGA Selects Tennessee for Multi-State Biofuels Partnership

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 | 12:14 pm

NGA, GM Partner with 10 States to Spur Development of Ethanol Pumps

NASHVILLE – The National Governors Association has selected the state of Tennessee for a multi-state public-private partnership effort to establish more retail ethanol pumps across the state. Tennessee is one of 10 states that will work with GM to enhance access to high ethanol content fuels, such as E-85 (85% ethanol; 15% gasoline). The announcement comes on the heels of Tuesday’s groundbreaking ceremony in Vonore, Tenn. for the nation’s first cellulosic ethanol biorefinery and just one week after the completion of the multi-state project to place biofuels stations along all 885 miles of Interstate 65 in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Indiana.

TDOT Announces Decision on Final Portion of I-69 from Millington to Dyersburg

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 | 08:42 am
Alternative O4F Selected for Portion of I-69 in Lauderdale County
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely announced today that the department is recommending Alternative O4F as the final section of the Millington to Dyersburg portion of the I-69 project. Known as segment 8, the final section is located entirely within Lauderdale County. The preferred route was identified as a result of input from citizens during numerous public meetings and from various resource agencies.

TDOT Joins Kentucky, Alabama and Indiana to Announce I-65 as America's First Biofuels Corridor

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 | 03:00 pm
New Biofuels Corridor Logo
E85 & B20 Stations Now Operating Along Interstate 65 in Four States
 
NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely joined officials from Alabama, Kentucky and Indiana and the U.S. Department of Energy today to announce Interstate 65 as "America's First Biofuels Corridor." 
 
From the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast, Americans now have the opportunity to travel the entire I-65 corridor on alternative fuels. The 886 mile I-65 corridor stretches through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama.
 

TDOT Joins Kentucky, Alabama and Indiana to Announce I-65 as “America’s First Biofuels Corridor”

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 | 12:00 am

 

E85 & B20 Stations Now Operating Along Interstate 65 in Four States

Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely joined officials from Alabama, Kentucky and Indiana and the U.S. Department of Energy today to announce Interstate 65 as “America’s First Biofuels Corridor.”  From the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast, Americans now have the opportunity to travel the entire I-65 corridor on alternative fuels.  The 886 mile I-65 corridor stretches through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama.

 

Tennessee Wins 2008 Southeast Regional Equipment Operators “Roadeo”

Friday, October 03, 2008 | 04:05 pm
Members of the TDOT Maintenance Team with the Southeast Regional Equipment Operators Rodeo trophy
Members of the TDOT Maintenance Team with the Southeast Regional Equipment Operators Rodeo trophy
KNOXVILLE, Tenn – Some of the most skilled workers in the southeast are maintaining Tennessee roadways. TDOT’s field maintenance personnel took home top prize in the 2008 Southeast Regional Equipment Operators “Roadeo” Thursday, October 2. 

New Program to Make Bus Service Available to More Tennesseans

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 | 04:33 pm
TDOT to Provide $3.6 Million for Expanded Transit Services
 
NASHVILLE - As part of the Tennessee Department of Transportation's effort to increase mobility throughout the state, TDOT is announcing an initiative for the development of an Intercity Bus Demonstration Program for the State of Tennessee.  Qualified private or public agencies will be able to utilize more than $3.6 million dollars from a statewide competitive grant provided by the Federal Transit Agency.  

TDOT Celebrates Early Completion of Shelbyville Railroad Overpass

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 | 10:47 am
NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely joined state and local officials in Bedford County today to mark the early completion of a new overpass for the Walking Horse and Eastern Railroad. The bridge will cross over the future Shelbyville Bypass and will eliminate a grade level railroad crossing once the new roadway is constructed.
 

Media Advisory: Walking Horse & Eastern Railroad Overpass Ribbon Cutting

Monday, September 29, 2008 | 01:07 pm
NASHVILLE - Representatives from the Tennessee Department of Transportation will join state and local leaders in Shelbyville on Tuesday, September 30 to celebrate the completion of a new railroad overpass located along the future Shelbyville Bypass corridor.  The overpass will create a safer environment for motorists by eliminating an at-grade railroad crossing once the bypass is constructed.