November 29, 2022
  • 12:10 pm AASHTO Files ‘Buy America’ Waiver Comments with USDOT
  • 12:06 pm Video: AASHTO’s Jim Tymon Talks IIJA Implementation
  • 12:00 pm States DOTs, USDOT Highlight Crash Responder Safety Week
  • 11:55 am FRA Issues ‘Priority’ Rail Project List for Northeast Corridor
  • 11:52 am AASHTO Offers Feedback on Vulnerable Road Users

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials filed two comment letters on November 17 regarding two “Buy America” waiver proposals issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation. [Above photo by AASHTO] While AASHTO expressed concern in both letters about the “rushed implementation” of these new requirements, the organization stressed that it “greatly appreciates” […]

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In this installment of the ‘On Time with Tymon’ video series, Jim Tymon (seen above) – executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – discusses the implementation progress to date on the one-year anniversary of passage of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA measure. [Above photo […]

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Officials from the Federal Highway Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently joined with emergency responders representing transportation, public works, law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, towing and recovery, and other rescue and emergency first responders to celebrate Crash Responder Safety Week in Washington, D.C. [Above photo […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration recently issued a list of priority projects for the Northeast Corridor or NEC – a railroad line spanning from Boston to Washington, D.C. – to provide a “systematic approach” for the improvement and development of this corridor, which serves as the commuter and intercity passenger rail backbone of the region’s railroad […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sent a 13-page letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation on November 15 to provide feedback on the agency’s recent federal register notice regarding ways to enhance the safety of “vulnerable road users” or VRUs at intersections. [Above photo via the FHWA] “For far too long, […]

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The Federal Transit Administration recently awarded $13.1 million split between 19 projects through its Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development or TOD planning to help boost local economies, fight climate change, and provide more transportation options through development near new or expanded transit project corridors. [Above photo by MBTA] Those grants support local strategies to increase […]

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The Federal Highway Administration recently issued $5.2 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief or ER funds to the U.S. Forest Service as a down payment to offset costs of repair work resulting from heavy rain damage caused by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest. [Above photo via FHWA] Many of the roads […]

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The White House recently named Adam Tindall-Schlicht (seen above) as administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, known as GLS. The GLS is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the U.S. portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway between Montréal and Lake Erie. [Above photo via the USDOT] […]

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Even as winter weather begins to drop snow and ice on roadways across the country, state departments of transportation continue adjusting their operations to manage what has become an ongoing shortage of snowplow operators. [Above photo by KYTC] For example, the Missouri Department of Transportation recently deployed crews to handle the aftereffects of snowstorms that […]

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The Illinois Department of Transportation recounted in a recent blog post how it changed its mowing practices over the years to better protect roadside landscapes that are vital to pollinators and native planet life. [Above photo by the Illinois DOT] The agency has adopted mowing policies to protect the habitat and migratory patterns of the […]

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