September 21, 2020
  • 1:51 pm Western States Battling Wildfires Get Recovery Funds
  • 1:50 pm Southeastern States Start Recovering From Hurricane Sally
  • 1:38 pm States Continue Receiving FHWA Redistribution Funds
  • 1:32 pm NTIA Encourages FCC to Open 5.9 GHz Spectrum
  • 1:29 pm USDOT Issues $1B in BUILD Grants
 

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking public input through October 9 via an interactive website for a freight plan compiled for its District 2 region: a plan that seeks to support the safe and efficient movement of agricultural commodities, forestry products, and manufactured goods. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT.] The Minnesota DOT said […]

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is launching a new campaign called Uncomfortable High to curb marijuana-impaired driving: a campaign Colorado DOT created with input from state residents. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT.] As part of a statewide initiative called The Cannabis Conversation that began in 2017, the Colorado DOT set out to get feedback from state […]

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As part of the statewide focus on walking, walkable communities, and pedestrian safety, the Maryland Department of Transportation is joining with state and local agencies, nonprofits, and communities to host ‘Walktober’ – a month-long series of activities and four virtual webinars to be held in October. [Above photo via Wikimedia Commons.] Those four webinars – […]

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A System Safety Program Plan or SSPP, crafted by TransitAmerica Services Inc./Alternate Concepts (TASI) for the CTrail Hartford Line System, recently received approval from the Federal Railroad Administration — the first SSPP to be approved by the FRA in the country, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. [Above photo by CTrail.] “Being the first […]

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Marlene Hartinger, chief auditor for the Oregon Department of Transportation, is the new chair of the Committee on Internal and External Audit for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. For the last two years, she served as vice-chair of the committee. Hartinger, Oregon DOT’s chief auditor since 2005, originally joined the agency […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Transportation Communications, known as TransComm, is offering a new webinar as part of its continuing professional development series. The new webinar – entitled Creative Community Outreach — Building Strong Relationships (Even Virtually) – will be held on September 24 and details the public outreach […]

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The National Operations Center of Excellence or NOCoE will reveal the overall winner of its second annual Transportation Systems Management and Operations or TSMO awards competition on September 24 during a YouTube Live Event hosted by Jim Tymon, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The awards announcement and ceremony […]

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Twelve state department of transportation projects from Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington State, and Wisconsin, are competing for the Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award in the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards contest. Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA, and the […]

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On September 9, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials along with 87 other organizations co-signed a letter to Congressional leadership calling for a one-year “turn-key” extension of current surface transportation funding legislation with the addition of emergency funding for state departments of transportation and public transit agencies. “Public agencies continue to face […]

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Twelve state department of transportation projects were named finalists in the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards competition by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; projects that make travel across America safer, better, and more accessible to motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians alike. [Above photo by the Georgia DOT.] The 12 state DOT projects in […]

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