July 27, 2021
  • 10:07 am AASHTO, NRDC Urge Congress to “Go Big” on Transportation
  • 9:59 am AASHTO Seeks Flexible Use of ARP Funds for State DOTs
  • 9:46 am AAA: Road Travel Dropped Drastically during COVID-19
  • 9:42 am Microtransit Could Help Expand Traditional Transit Service
  • 9:35 am FHWA Providing AID Demonstration Program Grants

In a joint July 16 letter, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the Natural Resources Defense Council urged both Democrat and Republican Congressional leadership to “go big” in terms of funding all modes of transportation – including roads and bridges, transit, passenger rail, active transportation, aviation, and water transportation. [Above photo […]

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In a four-page letter, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has asked the U.S. Department of the Treasury to permit states to use American Rescue Plan or ARP funds to cover a broad array of transportation expenses. [Above photo by the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development] “AASHTO recommends that the final […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions – such as stay-at-home orders – led to a “drastic drop” in U.S. road travel and a sharp increase in the number of people stayed at home in the spring of 2020, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. [Above photo by the Oregon […]

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A new report from the Mineta Transportation Institute found greater use of “microtransit” could help develop more wide-ranging and affordable on-demand transportation services and help build up ridership and expand geographic coverage for “traditional” public transit service as well. [Above photo via the American Public Transportation Association] For this study – entitled Steps to Supplement […]

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The Federal Highway Administration plans to provide up to $10 million in grants from its Accelerated Innovation Deployment or AID demonstration program via a notice of funding opportunity issued on July 16. [Above photo by Georgia Department of Transportation] That program seeks to promote the deployment of “proven innovations” that can deliver road and bridge […]

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The Federal Transit Administration issued a Request for Information or RFI on July 15 to help identify, assess, and mitigate “high-priority safety concerns” among both transit riders and transit agencies. The RFI closes on August 16. [Above photo by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority] “Safety is our highest priority, and we want to hear from our public […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation issued its very first Dismantling Systemic Racism and Inequities or DSRI report, which evaluates the agency’s diversity and inclusion efforts, structural racism in the state’s transportation system, while evaluating programs and initiatives that could help support more equitable transportation in Pennsylvania. [Above photo by PennDOT] “Race and transportation have long been […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation has unveiled a bicycling and pedestrian “framework” to advance statewide development of active transportation over the next five years. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] The agency said its new Walk.Bike.Ohio plan – constructed over the last two years based on input from local governments, other state agencies, and the public – […]

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A new report highlights ongoing changes in transportation needs across Massachusetts as the state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. [Above photo via the Massachusetts Governor’s Office] Issued July 13 and dubbed the “Future of Work Report,” the study – commissioned by Governor Charlie Baker (R) (seen above) – explores what the implications of COVID-19 might […]

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The California Department of Transportation recently released a video detailing how its engineers fixed washed-out section of Highway 1 near the heart of Big Sur in Monterey County in only 86 days. [Above photo by Caltrans] Three days of heavy rains spawned a river of mud, boulders, and fire debris on January 28 that overwhelmed […]

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