October 7, 2022
  • 12:58 pm States Grappling with Impact of Hurricane Ian
  • 12:50 pm FHWA Finishes EV Charging Infrastructure Plan Approvals
  • 12:44 pm AASHTO Comments on ‘Buy America’ EV-Focused Waiver
  • 12:42 pm FHWA Issues Hurricane Fiona ER Funds to Puerto Rico
  • 12:38 pm Study: Transportation “Insecurity” Increasing Among Americans

The Illinois Department of Transportation received an award for its “exemplary” procurement practices from the American Council of Engineering Companies and the National Society of Professional Engineers. [Above image via Illinois DOT] The 2022 Qualifications-Based Selection or QBS award for state/local governments recognizes organizations that promote and make ideal use of QBS methods to procure […]

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As part of a ceremony kicking off work on the last section of the multi-million Mountain Parkway Expansion project, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet began construction on the first phase of a $4.1 million Dawkins Line Rail Trail project. [Above photo by the KYTC] “We are delivering on a decades-old promise to complete a four-lane parkway […]

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The Delaware Department of Transportation and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are the latest state agencies to launch new litter cleanup efforts that also aim to engage the public more deeply in trash prevention efforts. [Above photo by the Delaware DOT] Governor John Carney (D) recently initiated a new program encouraging students to keep their […]

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Governor Tony Evers (D) and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently announced the award of nearly $8 million in grants and loans for five railroad improvement projects statewide. [Above photo by the Wisconsin DOT] The grants are from the state’s Freight Railroad Preservation Program, which contributes up to 80 percent of project costs to help […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is planning to expand the availability of the data generated by its National Transportation Product Evaluation Program or NTPEP. [Above image by AASHTO] NTPEP combines the professional and physical resources of AASHTO’s member departments to evaluate materials, products, and devices of common interest for use in […]

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The AASHTO re:source podcast recently interviewed Professor Atorod Azizinamini from Florida International University about designing for service life rather than just strength and how ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) can improve resiliency and bridge construction processes. [Above image via AASHTO re:source] AASHTO re:source – which launched this podcast series in September 2020 – is part of the engineering and technical […]

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The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on September 21 to hear from states and localities regarding ongoing implementation efforts related to the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA, enacted in November 2021. [Above photo by AASHTO] Nicole Majeski, secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation, and Jimmy Wriston, […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration projected a 4.9 percent decline in motor vehicle crash fatalities for the second quarter of 2022 compared to the same quarter in 2021. However, the agency noted that its early estimates indicated traffic fatalities for the first six months of 2022 increased 0.5 percent compared to the same period […]

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The U.S. Departments of Energy, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Environmental Protection Agency recently signed a memorandum of understanding or MOU to reduce greenhouse gas or GHG emissions associated with the transportation sector while concurrently ensuring “resilient and accessible mobility options” for all Americans. [Above photo by USDOT] The MOU commits the agencies to […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is joining with the Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce to focus on the needs of small and disadvantaged businesses, helping them access resources they need to succeed. [Above photo by USDOT] Specifically, USDOT’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization or OSDBU will coordinate with SBA […]

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