December 3, 2018
At one time not all that long ago, there was no national system of highways. Just because a road ran to the border of another state, there was no guarantee that the road would continue past the border. In addition, bridges, especially those crossing major rivers, were few and far between.
Luckily, transportation professionals quickly realized that the need for people and goods to move doesn’t end at a state’s border. Over the years collaboration and cooperation between states has continued to grow. Much of the work done at departments of transportation around the country has become standardized, helping travelers know what to expect and have a relatively consistent experience no matter what state they are traveling in. That’s not to say each state doesn’t have a few innovations up their sleeves.