September 23, 2023
  • 10:49 am New Home on the Web for the AASHTO Journal
  • 12:07 pm Buttigieg Defends USDOT FY 2024 Budget at Hearing
  • 12:01 pm AASHTO Offers Robust Program for 2023 Spring Meeting
  • 11:58 am Will ‘Happiness’ Be the Next Key Transportation Metric?
  • 11:54 am FTA Plans to Beef up Transit Worker Protections

As part of an ongoing effort to help deliver surface transportation projects faster, the Federal Highway Administration has issued a Request for Information or RFP to finds ways to improve environmental review processes. [Above image by the FHWA] The agency said this effort is being spurred by the Inflation Reduction Act or IRA signed into law in […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently sent an eight-page letter to the Federal Highway Administration offering detailed comments on some of the potential fallout from new “Build America, Buy America” regulations on the continued timely and successful delivery of critical infrastructure projects around the country. [Above image by AASHTO] “AASHTO and […]

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Roger Millar (above) – secretary of the Washington Department of Transportation and 2022-2023 president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – has been selected by The Resilient Roads Roundtable as one of its “Innovators and Influencers” luminaries. [Above photo by AASHTO] The Roundtable is an organization of transportation infrastructure leaders from across the […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed a stringent set of federal vehicle emissions standards to, in its words, “accelerate the ongoing transition to a clean vehicles future and tackle the climate crisis.” [Above image of EPA headquarters via the EPA] “By proposing the most ambitious pollution standards ever for cars and trucks, we are delivering […]

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A new “Space Act” agreement between NASA and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will allow the two agencies to collaborate on a study of Urban Air Mobility or UAM airspace needs in and around the “complex airspace” surrounding the airports, docks, and other facilities managed by the port agency. [Above photo […]

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Governor Dan McKee (D) and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation recently held a media event at the North Providence Department of Public Works to highlight the “RI Ready Municipal Road Fund Program” outlined in the governor’s proposed fiscal year 2024 budget. [Above photo by RIDOT] That proposed grant program would make $20 million available […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently released the finalized version of its North Carolina Clean Transportation Plan, outlining a roadmap to continue growing the state’s clean energy economy while reducing greenhouse gas or GHG emissions and investing in cleaner and more accessible transportation options for state residents. [Above photo by NCDOT] The NCDOT said it […]

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The University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Public Affairs Research or CPAR has joined with the Nebraska Department of Transportation, White Shutter Media, and numerous rural transit agencies to produce a new video series called Faces of Transit in Nebraska as part of larger effort to grow rural transit options across the state. [Above image via […]

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The Mississippi legislature recently passed a nearly $2 billion state infrastructure investment plan that will be overseen by the Mississippi Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the Mississippi DOT] That funding includes a nearly $1.5 billion earmark-free appropriation as well as a $620 million supplemental appropriation, the agency said. Mississippi DOT noted that additional funding […]

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The Illinois Department of Transportation recently awarded $127.9 million through the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program or ITEP to support 72 local mobility projects statewide. [Above photo by the Illinois DOT] “The Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program is … designed to support alternate modes of transportation, to preserve visual and cultural resources, and improve quality of life,” […]

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