May 17, 2022
  • 12:53 pm State DOTs Say Local Partners Help Achieve Goals
  • 12:42 pm State DOTs Leveraging Data to Manage Information
  • 12:39 pm AASHTO Issues 40th Annual Public Transportation Report
  • 12:37 pm Final FHWA Rule Updates Bridge Inspection Standards
  • 12:31 pm Georgia DOT Assisting with V2X ‘Ride-Along’ Experiences

Partnerships between state departments of transportation and federal, local, and tribal agencies – among other stakeholders – are critical to addressing a variety of mobility challenges across the country. [Above photo by AASHTO] That’s according to a panel of state DOT and local government executives convened during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation […]

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Finding and using the “right” data across a range of different applications is becoming a key focal point for state departments of transportation across the country. [Above photo by AASHTO] Several state DOT executives discussed that and other data parameters during a panel discussion at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2022 […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic inflicted an unprecedented crisis upon the public transportation industry – and a new report by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials provides a snapshot of the transit issues caused by the pandemic. [Above photo by Delaware Transit Co.] The 265-page report is the 40th annual overview of the public […]

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The Federal Highway Administration issued a final rule on May 6 that updates National Bridge Inspection Standards or NBIS for highway bridges; a rule that goes into effect on June 6. [Above photo by WSDOT] Concurrently, the agency issued an additional $1.1 billion in formula funding for bridge repair and replacement. FHWA noted in a […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation is working with The Ray, Kia Georgia, and Panasonic to provide “ride-along” experiences along 18 miles of I-85 known as “The Ray Highway” to highlight the capability of vehicle-to-everything or V2X technology. [Above photo by The Ray] The four organizations said those ride along experiences aim to raise awareness among […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) recently renewed their support for the National Operations Center of Excellence or NOCoE during a ceremony at AASHTO’s 2022 spring meeting in New Orleans. [Above photo by NOCoE] The three […]

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In recognition of the important role played by the 511-travel information telephone service to highway travelers, state departments of transportation celebrated “511 Day” across the country on May 11. [Above photo by the South Dakota DOT] The Virginia Department of Transportation marked 20 years of providing 511 telephone service to residents and travelers alike this […]

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Nuria Fernandez, head of the Federal Transit Administration, recently named Veronica Vanterpool (seen above) as deputy administrator for the agency. She has served as senior advisor within the FTA’s Office of the Administrator since August 2021. [Above photo by the FTA] “Throughout her career, Veronica has been a stalwart advocate for public transportation and the […]

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Researchers at North Carolina State University have designed a traffic volume predicting system that reduces the computational complexity of such modeling methods so they operate more efficiently. [Above photo from NCDOT] “We use models to predict how much traffic there will be on any given stretch of road at any specific point in time,” explained […]

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The Maritime Administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation recently boosted the dollar value of grants available through its Port Infrastructure Development Program or PIDP to support projects that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of goods into, out of, around, or within a port. [Above photo by the Port of Baltimore] […]

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