Transportation

Tennessee Byways Program Awarded Three National Designations

Monday, October 19, 2009 | 06:24 am
East Tennessee Crossing near Clinch Mountain. Photo Credit: www.byways.org
East Tennessee Crossing near Clinch Mountain. Photo Credit: www.byways.org
Great River Road Tennessee, East Tennessee Crossing and Woodlands Trace added to America’s Byways Collection® 
 
NASHVILLE – Three Tennessee roadways are now nationally recognized as National Scenic Byways. The Federal Highway Administration designated the Great River Road Tennessee, the East Tennessee Crossing, and Woodlands Trace in Tennessee as National Scenic Byways during an official ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Friday, October 16.  The three byways have been added to the collection of 151 distinctive and diverse roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
 

Governor Bredesen Awards $17.8 Million in Highway Safety Grants

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 | 01:10 pm
244 Agencies to Receive Funds to Improve Safety on Tennessee Roadways
 
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today awarded more than $17.8 million in highway safety grants to 244 agencies across Tennessee.
 
The Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) mission is to save lives and reduce injuries on Tennessee roadways through leadership, innovation, coordination, and program support in partnership with other public and private organizations. The grants awarded will be used to promote this mission.
 

Adopt-A-Highway Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

Friday, October 09, 2009 | 09:26 am
Governor Proclaims October 11-17 as Show Your Pride - Adopt-A-Highway Week
 
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today proclaimed October 11-17 as “Show Your Pride - Adopt-A-Highway” week in Tennessee to recognize the hundreds of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers who work each year to keep litter off state roadways. The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program turns 20 on October 11. Originally established on October 11, 1989, volunteers with the program have logged thousands of hours working to keep Tennessee litter free.
 
“The volunteers of the Adopt-A-Highway Program are essential partners in protecting and preserving the natural beauty of Tennessee and deserve our thanks and recognition for their commitment and sense of community,” said Governor Bredesen. “I hope that in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the program, even more Tennesseans will volunteer and take an active role in keeping our state beautiful.”
 

Governor Bredesen Announces Grants for McGhee Tyson Airport

Monday, October 05, 2009 | 11:34 am
Grants awarded through TDOT’s Aeronautics Division
 
NASHVILLE—Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that aeronautics grants in the amount of $855,000 have been approved for the McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville.
 
“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 McGhee Tyson Airport.”
 

Governor Bredesen Announces Grant for Nashville International Airport

Monday, October 05, 2009 | 11:29 am

Grant awarded through TDOT’s Aeronautics Division

NASHVILLE—Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that an aeronautics grant in the amount of $630,000 has been approved for Nashville International 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 Nashville International Airport.”
 

Governor Bredesen Announces Grant for Upper Cumberland Regional Airport

Monday, October 05, 2009 | 11:25 am

Grant awarded through TDOT’s Aeronautics Division
NASHVILLE—Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that an aeronautics grant in the amount of $450,000 has been approved for Upper Cumberland Regional Airport in White County.
 
“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 Upper Cumberland Regional Airport.”
 

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):