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Wyoming Transportation Commission to hold teleconference Aug. 17

The Wyoming Transportation Commission will hold a teleconference at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17 at WYDOT Headquarters, 5300 Bishop Blvd., in Cheyenne. The purpose of the meeting is to address and vote upon, when appropriate, the topics listed on the attached meeting agenda. For more information about the meeting agenda or to join the call, please contact the commission secretary at (307) 777-4007,...

Group makes recommendation to USDOT on small community air service challenges

Addressing the pilot shortage, partially a result of the “1,500-hour rule,” was one of the top priorities given by the Small Community Air Service Working Group, when it submitted its report to the U.S. Department of Transportation June 30. Wyoming Department of Transportation Air Service Program Manager Sheri Taylor said reevaluating how the Federal Aviation Administration recognizes pathways to Restricted...

Department official nominated for 'influential' award

One of the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s top officials was recently named as a nominee for a Women of Influence award. Airports Planning and Programming Manager Christy Yaffa was nominated under the Government, Military and Law category, which also includes Wyoming Deputy State Treasurer Patricia Arp; District 8 Sen. Affie Ellis, R-Laramie County; and Wyoming Army National Guard Brigadier...

WYDOT reminds motorists to plan ahead for eclipse and be alert for distracted drivers

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to plan ahead, allow for extra travel time and be alert for distracted drivers during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. To help with the increase in traffic, WYDOT will temporarily stop road construction in the path of the totality and along some main highways people will use to access the eclipse’s path from Aug. 17 through Aug. 23 to help with...

Asphalt paving scheduled to begin this week on Powell project

Minor traffic delays are expected during the final weeks of a 1.26-mile highway improvement project on US 14A in Powell. The $2.31 million project includes asphalt paving between Clark Street and Homesteader Park, and that work is scheduled to begin later this week, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Todd Frost of Cody. “Concrete work and median removal are finishing...