August 13, 2022
  • 2:06 pm Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over 5.9 GHz Spectrum Reallocation
  • 12:36 pm USDOT Issues Over $2B in New RAISE Grants
  • 12:33 pm AASHTO Comments on Clean Water Certification Rule
  • 12:30 pm FHWA, FTA Award $49M in Technology Grants
  • 12:29 pm FHWA Issues Final Retro-Reflectivity Pavement Rule

The District of Columbia Circuit Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America in 2021 to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from reallocating swaths of the 5.9-gigahertz (GHz) wireless communication spectrum to non-transportation uses. [Above photo by the D.C. Circuit […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded more than $2.2 billion in grants from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity or RAISE program to help urban and rural communities move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and intermodal transportation systems. [Above photo by the USDOT] Formerly known as the […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently provided comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in a nine-page letter regarding proposed changes to certain provisions of the Clean Water Act. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT] The specific changes in question regard a proposed Water Quality Certification Improvement Rule issued by EPA in […]

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The Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration issued a combined $49.2 million in technology grants through two separate yet related programs to improve “mobility and multimodal connections” for those using the U.S. highway and transit systems. [Above photo by the Alabama Governor’s Office] The two agencies said those grants apply to technologies ranging from […]

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Federal Highway Administration recently issued a final rule aimed at improving safety for all road users by ensuring pavement markings are more visible in dark or low light conditions. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] Under the final rule, the agency said the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways or MUTCD […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a request for information or RFI on August 5 to get feedback from industry stakeholders regarding its new Thriving Communities Initiative, which the agency plans to launch this fall. Comments are due by August 26. [Above photo by FTA] The agency said this new program – created by the $1.2 trillion […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is making $6 million available through a notice of funding opportunity issued August 9 as part of an effort to improve access to “affordable transportation,” especially in areas that currently lack efficient and convenient transit options. Proposals are due to the agency by October 14. [Above photo by FTA] “Transit can be a […]

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The Federal Highway Administration issued $172.2 million in fiscal year 2022 formula funding via the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA on August 5 to 35 states and three U.S. territories to improve ferry service and provide more ferry-related travel options. [Above photo by WSDOT] That money complements $300 million issued by […]

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William “Bill” Panos (seen above) plans to step down as director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation effective September 9, citing family obligations in his home state of California. Ron Henke, the department’s deputy director of engineering, will then serve as interim director. [Above photo by the North Dakota DOT] Governor Doug Burgum (R) […]

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) (above left) and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) (above right) jointly filed a second federal funding application to support bridge and roadway improvements along the eight-mile Brent Spence Bridge Corridor from the Western Hills Viaduct in Ohio to Dixie Highway in Kentucky. This latest funding request is through the Bridge […]

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