Department of Transportation News

Thermal Cameras Scanning for Virus Signs at Hawaii Airports

HONOLULU — All Hawaii airports receiving flights from outside the state are now operating thermal cameras to screen travelers for symptoms of the coronavirus. Travelers are subject to body temperature screening by the thermal cameras as part of the state’s …

Hawaii Considers Ways to Combat Traffic-Related Deaths

HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers have proposed initiatives to help reduce the number of traffic-related fatalities after transportation officials confirmed more than 100 deaths in the last year. Those initiatives include installing traffic cameras to capture drivers running red lights and …

Truck Driver Who Triggered Deadly Colorado Crash Charged with Homicide

Police have charged a truck driver with vehicular homicide after he triggered a fiery multi-vehicle crash that killed a still unknown number of motorists, some of whom remain in the wreckage on an interstate near Denver, authorities said on Friday. …

North Carolina Road Crews Working on Hurricane Arthur Repairs

Motorists using the southern portion of N.C. Highway 12 next week will encounter N.C. Department of Transportation crews doing work in the wake of Hurricane Arthur. A statement from the department said crews will close one lane on the Bonner …

Maine DOT Says Existing Rail Safety Guidelines are Adequate

A rail safety review ordered by Maine Gov. Paul LePage following a train disaster that claimed 47 lives north of the border in Quebec has determined that existing practices are adequate. The Maine Department of Transportation said the scenario of …

No Plans to Raise Overpass Hit by Bus: MassDOT

Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials say there are no plans to raise the height of a Boston overpass during scheduled repairs next year, despite an accident that injured 35 people from Pennsylvania over the weekend and similar mishaps. The Calvary …

Indiana Warns Drivers to Watch for and Report Potholes

The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning motorists that potholes are just around the corner and the agency wants help finding them. INDOT said Monday that temperatures are forecast to rise above freezing in the state later this week, increasing …

NDOT to Seek Tougher Seat Belt Law

The director of the Nevada Department of Transportation says one way to curb traffic deaths is to enact a tougher seat belt law. NDOT director Rudy Malfabon says in Clark County alone, 88 people have been killed in traffic accidents …

Texas DOT Could Outsource Some Highway Maintenance

Texas has begun a program that could lead to private companies doing routine maintenance on interstate highways to save money. The Austin American-Statesman reported Tuesday that the Texas Department of Transportation is considering outsourcing routine upkeep on stretches of interstates. …

Limits Sought For New Mexico Road Booths

The New Mexico Department of Transportation has asked law enforcement to enforce a state law that does not allow booths and concession stands along state highways. Transportation officials are concerned about the annual pilgrimages in the Santa Fe-area that draw …