We often mention the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) when we share stories. TDOT is usually the official word on accidents and offer us and others the most up-to-date news when it comes to serious accidents across the state. Now it’s nice to share some nationwide praise that TDOT is receiving.
Tennessee has been ranked number 2 in the country for “transportation and infrastructure” in a recent study by CNBC. The majority of the credit is going to TDOT for its pay-as-you-go construction program. This program has been allowing construction projects to be paid for by the time they’re finished, keeping taxpayers from being burdened with expensive interest payments.
Transportation debt is a huge issue for almost every state. A TDOT spokesperson explains why our state’s different. “We fund our transportation in phases, we don’t carry any transportation debt…when we complete a project, the project belongs to the citizens of Tennessee and it’s the best use of tax-payer money.”
But there is a drawback, and it’s certainly something that bothers all of us as motorists – the projects take longer to complete.
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While road closures can be a headache, construction projects are vital to maintaining our roads and keeping yourself and these construction crews safe should be a top priority when driving throughout Tennessee. However, no matter how hard we try to avoid an accident, they can still happen. So what do you do?
Well, if you were hurt in an auto accident that wasn’t your fault, you should let the Insiders at the McMahan Law Firm take on your case. You may be entitled to receive financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, even pain and suffering. But you’ll want experienced car accident lawyers to fight to get you the true value of your case.
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Source. WDEF.com, ‘http://www.wdef.com/news/story/TDOT-Ranks-High-in-New-National-Study/pgGdbTTA1kmqrEUgSdJSdw.cspx?rss=3457,’ Ashley Henderson, July 12, 2013.