May 22, 2022
  • 12:50 pm NHTSA: 2021 Crash Fatalities Highest in 16 Years
  • 12:47 pm USDOT Issues 180-Day ‘Buy America’ Waiver
  • 12:43 pm USDOT Makes $1B in Local Road Grants Available
  • 12:41 pm State DOTs Supporting National Bike Month
  • 12:38 pm FRA Formally Establishes Corridor ID Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 42,915 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2021, a 10.5 percent increase from the 38,824 fatalities in 2020 – the highest number of fatalities since 2005, according to preliminary agency data. [Above photo by the Delaware DOT] According to a statement, NHTSA said several crash type […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a 180-day “temporary waiver” on May 19 for “Buy America” rules as they relate to a new category of “construction materials.” [Above photo by VTrans] Jim McDonnell, director of engineering for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, noted that, “the waiver appears to be substantively the […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has opened the application process for local communities of all sizes to apply for $1 billion in fiscal year 2022 “Safe Streets and Roads for All” grants. [Above photo by the New Jersey DOT] The USDOT noted in a statement that the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or […]

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May is “National Bike Month” and many state departments of transportation across the country are working to raise awareness regarding use of the bicycle as a work commute and daily travel mode of mobility. [Above photo by the Delaware DOT] “Long rides across town, an adventure on a favorite trail, or a quick trip around […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration established a new Corridor Identification and Development program on May 13 to create a “pipeline of projects” ready for funding from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA enacted in November 2021. [Above photo by Amtrak] “The Corridor ID program will help expand intercity passenger rail service beyond […]

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Following confirmation by the U.S. Senate on May 10, the U.S. Department of Transportation officially swore in Rear Admiral Ann Phillips (seen above), U.S. Navy, Ret., as the 20th administrator of the Maritime Administration. She is the first woman to lead MARAD as administrator. [Above photo via the USDOT] “From her distinguished naval service to […]

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U.S. Department of Commerce launched an “Internet for All” initiative on May 13, which seeks to invest $45 billion to provide affordable, reliable, high-speed internet across America by the end of the decade. [Above photo by the North Dakota DOT] Administered and implemented by the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the initiative’s funds […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials seeks nominations for its annual awards, including its “President’s Awards,” which honor individuals or teams at state departments of transportation that have performed exemplary service during the year. [Above photo: WSDOT’s Tony Allen (center) receives the Thomas H. MacDonald Memorial Award at the AASHTO 2021 annual […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation recently signed an agreement with the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and four metro Atlanta counties to advance multimodal, transit-based mobility options as part of the agency’s I-285 Express Lanes project. [Above photo by the Georgia DOT] The I-285 Express […]

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority recently issued a plan to reconfigure the transit bus network serving the Greater Boston urban area. [Above photo by MBTA] The redesign completely re-imagines the bus network to reflect the travel needs of the region today, creating a better experience for current and future riders […]

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