wyoming department of transportation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming's Bike Friendly Rating Has Dropped http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomings-bike-friendly-rating-has-dropped <p>Wyoming’s ranking as a bike friendly state continues to drop. The state ranks 36th after ranking 33rd last year and 11th in 2010.&nbsp; The loss of stature has concerned that Director of Wyoming Pathways…Tim Young.&nbsp; He’s been speaking with the Wyoming Department of Transportation about the issue. &nbsp;He joins us to discuss the report.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 23:21:20 +0000 Bob Beck 59131 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming's Bike Friendly Rating Has Dropped Mountain Passes Open In Time For Memorial Day http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mountain-passes-open-time-memorial-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All but one of Wyoming’s mountain pass highways will be&nbsp;open for&nbsp;Memorial Day weekend. &nbsp;The Wyoming Department of Transportation shuts down several of the state’s passes because of deep snow during winter months. &nbsp;Maintenance engineer Tim </span>McGary<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says it wasn't clear&nbsp;they would be able to get Snowy Range Pass between Centennial and Saratoga open in time.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 20:49:11 +0000 Melodie Edwards 58780 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mountain Passes Open In Time For Memorial Day Wyoming Looks To Congress For Highway Funding http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-looks-congress-highway-funding <p>The Director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation is hopeful that a bipartisan attempt in the US Senate to pass a transportation bill will be successful.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 23:58:26 +0000 Bob Beck 58363 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Looks To Congress For Highway Funding Pronghorn using wildlife overpasses http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pronghorn-using-wildlife-overpasses <p>Conservationists are relieved that migrating animals are using the recently-built overpasses on U-S Highway 191 near Pinedale. The highway cuts across major wildlife migration routes, and vehicle collisions with animals have been a problem in the area for years.</p><p>The Wyoming Department of Transportation finished six underpasses and two overpasses for the wildlife last year, inspired by similar structures in Banff National Park. They were the first ever built for pronghorn antelope, which can't jump roadside fences, and they avoid enclosed spaces.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:29:16 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 49704 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pronghorn using wildlife overpasses WYDOT studies effectiveness of reflectors for reducing wildlife collisions http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wydot-studies-effectiveness-reflectors-reducing-wildlife-collisions <p>The Wyoming Department of Transportation is trying to determine whether reflectors posted at the side of roads help reduce wildlife collisions.</p><p>WYDOT’s Cody Beers says the reflectors are meant to bounce light along the roadside when cars pass, so the animals know not to cross the roads.</p><p>“Over the last 20 years there’s been roughly seventy-five thousand documented wildlife-vehicle collisions in the state of Wyoming,” Beers said. “So it’s our hope that we can save lives and save animals’ lives.”</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 19:26:12 +0000 Willow Belden 32153 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WYDOT studies effectiveness of reflectors for reducing wildlife collisions