November 29, 2021
  • 6:37 pm AASHTO Names Lee Deputy Director-Chief Policy Officer
  • 8:59 am Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill, Outlines Implementation Priorities
  • 8:58 am AASHTO Prepping IIJA Framework for State DOTs
  • 8:43 am Video: 2021 America’s Transportation Awards Winners
  • 8:40 am USDOT, State DOTs Tout IIJA Investment Opportunities

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has named Joung Lee (seen above) – currently the organization’s director of policy and government relations – as its new deputy director- chief policy officer. In this new role, Lee will continue to lead AASHTO’s transportation policy work and be a key liaison between AASHTO and […]

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An executive order issued by President Biden on November 15 during the signing ceremony for the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA lays out six priorities the administration expects to follow during the legislation’s implementation. [Above photo of signing ceremony via White House video feed] Those priorities are: Invest public dollars efficiently, […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is developing an implementation “framework” for state departments of transportation to help them prioritize the flow of federal funds from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA over the next five years. AASHTO released a six-page outline of that framework on November 18, […]

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A new video published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials highlights the winners of the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards contest: The Kansas Department of Transportation and North Carolina Department of Transportation. The Kansas DOT won the People’s Choice Award, receiving the highest number of online votes weighted to state populations, while […]

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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA signed into law by President Biden November 15 is set to provide a broad sweep of funding across America’s entire multimodal transportation system, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation and various state departments of transportation across the country. [Above photo by the Nevada DOT] To that end, […]

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The American Public Transportation Association recently released a new report, On the Horizon: Planning for Post-Pandemic Travel, examining how demographic, employment, and travel trends may change in the coming years due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. [Above photo by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority] The report focuses in particular on how public transit systems are […]

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At the state and local level, voter support remains strong for a range of transportation funding efforts, according to post-election analysis conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. [Above photo by Tim Evanson] According to ARTBA’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center or TIAC, voters in 17 states approved 89 percent or 244 of 275 […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation and Department of the Interior signed a memorandum of understanding or MOU on November 17 to improve coordination on infrastructure investments and mobility technologies at National Park Service-managed sites. [Above photo by the Interior Department] The MOU outlines priority initiatives – including innovative technology pilots, shared mobility integration, the electrification […]

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The Federal Transit Administration recently issued a notice of funding opportunity for $2 million worth of competitive grants to support projects that improve experience and mobility for transit riders. Applications are due by January 11, 2022, the agency said. [Above photo by the Maryland Transit Administration] FTA’s Enhancing Mobility Innovation Program supports innovations that encourage people to […]

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Governor Jim Justice (R) (seen above) recently held a grand opening ceremony (seen above) to celebrate the opening of the final 14.6-mile section of West Virginia’s $257 million four-lane U.S. Route 35 project. [Above photo by the West Virginia Governor’s Office] “What you see here today is a tremendous achievement,” Gov. Justice said in a […]

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