October 7, 2022
  • 12:58 pm States Grappling with Impact of Hurricane Ian
  • 12:50 pm FHWA Finishes EV Charging Infrastructure Plan Approvals
  • 12:44 pm AASHTO Comments on ‘Buy America’ EV-Focused Waiver
  • 12:42 pm FHWA Issues Hurricane Fiona ER Funds to Puerto Rico
  • 12:38 pm Study: Transportation “Insecurity” Increasing Among Americans

Florida is among several states coming to grips with the damage inflicted by Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 storm that struck Florida’s Gulf Coast on September 28 and is now tracking northward through Georgia, the Carolinas, and on into the Mid-Atlantic states. [Above photo by the Florida National Guard] Hurricane Ian made landfall in Cayo […]

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The Federal Highway Administration has issued final approvals for the remaining electric vehicle or EV infrastructure deployment plans submitted by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The agency initially approved 35 of those plans in mid-September. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] Those plan approvals allow the transportation departments in all […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sent a five-page letter on September 29 to the Federal Highway Administration detailing concerns regarding the agency’s “Buy America” waiver proposed for electric vehicle or EV charging system materials at the end of August. [Above photo by the Oregon DOT] “States have significant concerns regarding the […]

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The Federal Highway Administration has issued $8 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief or ER funds to help the Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority repair highways and bridges damaged by flooding and landslides caused by Hurricane Fiona. [Above photo by USDOT] Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 18, triggering massive flooding […]

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More than a quarter of adults aged 25 and older in the United States experience transportation “insecurity,” meaning they are unable to move from place to place in a safe or timely manner, according to research by the University of Michigan. [Above photo by FTA] Through the Transportation Security Index, developed by the university’s researchers, […]

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National passenger railroad operator Amtrak has pledged to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas or GHG emissions across its network by 2045. [Above photo by Amtrak] Amtrak said it plans to take the following actions, which would provide significant benefits to the customers and communities it serves: Achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2045: Begin with efforts to […]

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The Federal Transit Administration recently made $6.5 million in research funding available to support bus automation projects that will improve transit system safety and efficiency. [Above photo by New Flyer] Examples of bus automation projects include strategies for avoiding collisions with pedestrians, improved emergency braking, and precision movement for bus fueling, charging and maintenance, the […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration recently released new design guidelines for “vertiports,” which are facilities built for the needs of advanced air mobility or AAM aircraft. [Above image by FAA] The FAA said these new design standards would serve as an “initial step” for airport owners, operators, and infrastructure developers to begin development of facilities that will […]

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The Michigan Department of Transportation and Electreon recently signed a five-year agreement to develop and work toward implementing a scalable wireless public in-road charging network for electric vehicles – allowing EVs to recharge their batteries while in motion or stationary on the road surface. [Above image via Electreon] Under the agreement, Michigan DOT and Electreon will work […]

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The Utah Department of Transportation recently wrapped up work on a new pedestrian tunnel (seen above) for the city of St. George, while the Nevada Department of Transportation is reconstructing a shared-use path running alongside a major state highway. [Above photo by the Utah DOT] The Utah DOT, in partnership with the city of St. […]

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