April 9, 2020
  • 7:13 am AASHTO Asks Congress for $50B Fiscal Backstop for State DOTs
  • 2:18 pm Transportation Investment Touted for Post-Coronavirus Recovery
  • 1:00 pm NHTSA, EPA Roll Out Final Fuel Economy Rule
  • 12:57 pm New Study Pinpoints Transportation Outreach Tactics
  • 12:54 pm AASHTO Committee Offers Virtual COVID-19 Panels

The Federal Transit Administration finalized a $75 million grant agreement with the City of Albuquerque Transit Department – known as ABQ Ride – for a new bus rapid transit or BRT line on Aug. 31. “We support Albuquerque’s investment in BRT, which will enhance transit service for thousands of residents and visitors traveling downtown and […]

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There are “highly distinctive profiles” developing regarding consumers who purchase electric vehicles or EVs, with those “profiles” driving potentially different sets of national, state and local policy goals, according to a new study recently published in the journal Transportation Research Part D: Transport and the Environment. The lead author of the study, Bradley Lane – […]

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A new 208-page climate report released by the advocacy group Global Commission on the Economy and Climate on Sept. 6 projects that world is expected to invest about $90 trillion on infrastructure up through 2030, with much of this investment expected to be “programmed” over the next two to three years, creating what its principal […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation recently committed another $155 million for improvements to US 93 over the next five years as it aims to turn it into part of “freeway corridor” known as Interstate 11 that will link Phoenix directly to Las Vegas. “ADOT has spent years investing in the future Interstate 11 and laying […]

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The death of Julie Love 14 years ago spurred employees at the Missouri Department of Transportation to design and build a truck-based machine that would move debris off highways and roads without workers having to exit the vehicle. Called “JAWS,” which is shorthand for “Julie’s Automated Waste-Removal System,” it features an automated drop-down skid-plate mounted […]

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As part of an effort to meet 2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets set by the state legislation, the Washington State Department of Transportation began a “transition effort” on Sept. 4 to convert its three Jumbo Mark II ferry vessels from diesel to hybrid-electric power; a move based in part on a study conducted by […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials seeks to hire a project engineer at its Washington, D.C., headquarters location to support its National Transportation Product Evaluation Program or NTPEP. The project engineer will be responsible for the implementation of new products, monitor the sustainability of current NTPEP technical committees, and serve as a […]

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A mobility study published by Cox Automotive Aug. 23 indicates that the desire to own vehicles is dropping steeply among younger consumers, while awareness and demand for ride-hailing services such as those provided by Uber and Lyft are rising quickly – particularly among those living in urban centers. The study – conducted online by Vital […]

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New research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that lowering the speed limit by 5 mph on city streets can improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists alike, while a separate study conducted by the Illinois Department of Transportation convinced the agency to reduce speed limits along certain stretches of two major […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration said railroads are achieving “significant progress” in their efforts to install positive train control or PTC technology ahead of a Dec. 31 deadline and it has awarded more than $203 million in grant funding for 28 projects in 15 states to further assist with PTC deployment. FRA said in a statement […]

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