transportation

State transportation officials say the state needs to start thinking about how to charge drivers for using state roads, but the governor says there’s no consensus to tackle that issue this year. While the state transportation department says the issue is squarely on the administration’s radar, Gov. Bill Haslam says the topic won’t be among […]

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Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, August 16, 2012:  CLARKSVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today a $626,360 transportation enhancement grant to Clarksville for a project that extends a trail along the Red River and completes a walkway in the downtown […]

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Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; August 1, 2012:  MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $229,789 transportation enhancement grant to the town of Newbern to fund the Depot Connection Project. The project aims to improve […]

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Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; July 26, 2012: MEMPHIS – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced three transportation enhancement grants to the city of Memphis totaling nearly $1.5 million. The grants will provide $666,523 to fund Phase 4 of the Wolf […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Transportation; July 16, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the third year in a row, Tennessee’s transportation system ranks as one of the best in the nation, according to CNBC’s 2012 study “America’s Top States for Business.” According to the report, Tennessee ranks fourth best in America in the […]

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Press Release from Tennessee Department of Transportation; Jan. 11, 2012: Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer names Tanisha Johnson Hall, AICP, as the new Long Range Planning Division Director. In her new post, Hall will oversee the division which identifies transportation needs through analysis of travel and safety data, then […]

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 Press Release from Tennessee Department of Transportation; Jan. 11, 2012: $209,500 Provides for Infrastructure and Other Improvements NASHVILLE- The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that state aeronautics grants totaling $209,500 have been approved for 3 Tennessee airports. Airports receiving grants include: Elizabethton Municipal Airport Gibson County Airport Tri-Cities Regional Airport For more details […]

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Both Gov. Bill Haslam and the House chairman of the transportation committee say the state will not try to implement an increase to the gas tax now but there will be a need to down the road.

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Gov. Bill Haslam has been announcing hundreds of millions of dollars in grants for bike trails, landscaping and other projects. The state Department of Transportation expects to spend $12 million on such projects this year.

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State of Tennessee Press Release; April 28, 2011: NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today released the three-year transportation program, which prioritizes a number of important improvements to Tennessee’s interstate system and continues funding for transit, rail, water and aviation programs. The three-year Multi-modal Work Program for 2011-2014 includes 182 transportation […]

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Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Tracy said he’s hopeful legislation will come out of the General Assembly this year that enacts uniform statewide regulatory standards governing the operation of traffic cameras by local law enforcement agencies. The Shelbyville Republican told TNReport recently that after two years of start-and-stop discussions he believes there’s been enough on-the-record […]

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The governor says he’s confident the number of state employees will shrink. But reductions need to be made “surgically” instead of by slashing staff with massive layoffs, he said.

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