Latest Tennessee Department of Transportation News

November cleanup events offered throughout Tennessee

Nov. 14, 2022 05:10 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Transportation is encouraging residents to participate in cleanup events throughout the state this month. So far more than eight tons (7.2 metric tons) of trash has been collected in the department's No Trash November initiative....

Rain helps douse Smokies wildfire caused by motorcycle crash

Nov. 07, 2022 11:06 AM EST

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rain is helping douse a wildfire in the Smoky Mountains caused by a motorcycle crash, officials said. The blaze along Tennessee State Route 115/U.S. 129 started Sunday and grew to approximately 80 to 100 acres, news outlets reported. A...

Sustainable transportation forum set for November at UT

Sep. 12, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee is hosting a sustainable transportation forum and an electric vehicle summit in November, and registration is now open, officials said. The Drive Electric Tennessee initiative will host the first DriveElectricTN Momentum Summit,...