Transportation

Halls High School Students Claim Top Prize in TDOT Project Orange Video Contest

Monday, April 06, 2009 | 09:56 am
Student Video to Air on TV Stations Across State during Work Zone Awareness Week
 
NASHVILLE – Students at Halls High School in Lauderdale County gathered this morning for a special assembly to congratulate 18 Halls High students for winning top prize in the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s first ever Project Orange Video Contest. The teens’ 25 second winning video entitled “Halls High Safety Video: Between the Barrels Video Contest” was chosen from among 76 video entries by students across the state. The video shows the tragedy that can unfold when a group of teenagers makes a bad decision while traveling through a work zone. The video began airing today on television stations across the state to spotlight the importance of safe driving in work zones during Work Zone Awareness Week, April 6 – 10.

Interstate 40 Near Downtown Nashville Closed for Bridge Repairs This Weekend

Thursday, April 02, 2009 | 09:55 am
Traffic Near Downtown Nashville to be Rerouted
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation crews will close a short section of Interstate 40 near downtown Nashville this weekend as a major bridge repair project gets underway. In order to expedite the bridge repairs, I-40 will be closed during two separate weekends. The first closure will take place in the westbound lanes only beginning this Friday, April 3, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. The interstate will reopen no later than 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 6, 2009.  The second closure, planned for the weekend of April 17, 2009, will affect the eastbound lanes.
  

TDOT Opens Bids for First Ten Recovery Act Funded Projects

Friday, March 20, 2009 | 12:56 pm
Ten Local Bridge Projects Funded through ARRA
 
NASHVILLE – The bids are in and today the Tennessee Department of Transportation identified the ten lowest responsive bidders on the state’s first infrastructure projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. TDOT officials, contractors and others gathered at the TDOT Nashville Regional Complex at 10:30 a.m. as the sealed bids were opened and read aloud for ten local bridge replacement projects to be funded through the Recovery Act. People across the state listened in via the web as live streaming audio of the bid letting was broadcast on the TDOT web site.
 

TDOT Announces Memphis Project Orange Video Contest Winner is from Halls High School

Monday, March 16, 2009 | 07:57 am
Five Regional Winners Will Go On to Compete for Statewide Prize
 
NASHVILLE – A group of teenagers from Halls High School will compete for the top prize in the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Between the Barrels Project Orange Video Contest.   After tallying the online votes and judges scores, TDOT announced today that Tori Pease and 17 of her classmates are Memphis’s Regional winners of the Project Orange Video Contest.

TDOT Announces Nashville Project Orange Video Contest Winner is from Hillwood High School

Monday, March 16, 2009 | 07:55 am
Five Regional Winners Will Go On to Compete for Statewide Prize
 
NASHVILLE – A Nashville teen will compete for the top prize in the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Between the Barrels Project Orange Video Contest.   After tallying the online votes and judges scores, TDOT announced today that Leah Hartley from Hillwood High School is Nashville’s Regional winner of the Project Orange Video Contest.

TDOT Announces Chattanooga Project Orange Video Contest Regional Winner is from Cleveland High School

Monday, March 16, 2009 | 07:53 am
Five Regional Winners Will Go On to Compete for Statewide Prize
 
NASHVILLE – A Cleveland teen will compete for the top prize in the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Between the Barrels Project Orange Video Contest.   After tallying the online votes and judges scores, TDOT announced today that Ryan Rains from Cleveland is the Chattanooga Regional winner of the Project Orange Video Contest.

TDOT Announces Knoxville Project Orange Video Contest Winners from Hardin Valley Academy and Farragut High School

Monday, March 16, 2009 | 07:51 am
Five Regional Winners Will Go On to Compete for Statewide Prize
 
NASHVILLE – Two Knoxville teens will compete for the top prize in the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Between the Barrels Project Orange Video Contest.   After tallying the online votes and judges scores, TDOT announced today that Shawn Steffey from Hardin Valley Academy and Kevin Tomczak from Farragut High School are the Knoxville Regional winners of the Project Orange Video Contest.

TDOT Announces Tri-Cities Project Orange Video Contest Winner from Science Hill High School

Monday, March 16, 2009 | 07:49 am
Five Regional Winners Will Go On to Compete for Statewide Prize
 
NASHVILLE – A Tri-Cities teen will compete for the top prize in the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Between the Barrels Project Orange Video Contest.   After tallying the online votes and judges scores, TDOT announced today that Tyler Welch from Johnson City is the Tri-Cities Regional winner of the Project Orange Video Contest.

Governor Bredesen Awards $3.6 Million for Intercity Transit Grants

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 | 01:21 pm
Intercity Bus Grant to Expand Bus Service to More Tennesseans
 
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today awarded more than $3.6 million in federal intercity transit grant funds to seven Tennessee transit agencies.  The funds will be used to connect more than 40 cities and counties in Tennessee’s rural communities to fixed route public transportation services. 
 
“Public transportation is a vital part of Tennessee’s transportation network,” said Governor Phil Bredesen. “It also plays an important role in the state’s economic health by keeping rural Tennesseans mobile and connected to services and urban centers.”
 

Governor’s Highway Safety Office Kicks Off Tennessee Roadway Safety Tour

Monday, March 02, 2009 | 12:57 pm
 Event Reminds Drivers to Stay Alert for Motorcycles
 
NASHVILLE – The Governor’s Highway Safety Office is urging motorists to keep an extra eye open for motorcycles on Tennessee highways. The GHSO joined state and local law enforcement, the Motorcycle Awareness Foundation of Tennessee and the Suzuki Owners Club of North America in Memphis today to kick off the Tennessee Roadway Safety Tour. The tour, which will make 76 stops across the state in the next 76 days, is designed to highlight public awareness by reminding everyone to stay alert for motorcycles sharing the road.