April 19, 2021
  • 11:45 am Joint Letter to Congress Calls for ‘Generational’ Infrastructure Investment
  • 11:44 am EPW Hearing Focuses on Highway Trust Fund Solvency Solutions
  • 11:43 am President Biden’s Preliminary FY 2022 Federal Budget Released
  • 11:41 am House T&I Republicans Issue Infrastructure Modernization Bill
  • 11:38 am USDOT Making $1B in Grants Available via RAISE Program

The Illinois Department of Transportation is making $110 million in grant funding available via the Rebuild Illinois capital plan to improve public ports across the state and is now seeking proposals to help modernize and revitalize the state’s marine transportation system. [Above photo by the Illinois International Port District.] All 19 public port districts in […]

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation received high marks across many of its services in the agency’s 2020 Customer Satisfaction Survey, conducted every two years by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center. [Above photo by the Wyoming DOT.] The survey highlighted numerous areas that trended upward or remained consistent in terms of satisfaction […]

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently issued more than $99 million to municipalities across the state to support a variety of local transportation projects – money that comprises second quarter General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids payments for 2021. [Above photo by the Wisconsin DOT.] “The work we do with local governments across […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is now accepting applications from municipalities across the state for its 2021 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative, which seeks to support the development of comprehensive bicycle or pedestrian plans. The deadline for applications is June 30. [Above photo by the NCDOT.] In terms of specifics, NCDOT said in a […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has opened the registration portal for 2021 spring meeting, which will be held virtually May 10-14 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To register for this meeting, click here. The agenda for AASHTO’s 2021 virtual spring meeting will cover a wide array of transportation and infrastructure […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has opened registration for two programs within its brand new leadership development series, revamped under a new contract with the University of Kansas signed in October 2020. AASHTO’s 2021 leadership development series includes three newly renamed leadership development institutes – the AASHTO Management Institute (AMI), the […]

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During a virtual infrastructure summit this week, Rep. Peter DeFazio (seen above), D-Ore. – chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure – reiterated his focus on passing a nearly $500 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill out of his committee by the third week of May. “We have to do a reauthorization […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sent a five-page letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on April 1 outlining recommendations for that agency’s Automated Driving System Safety Framework, which was published in the Federal Register in December 2020. [Above photo by Google.] AASHTO noted in its letter that, “there is […]

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The National Transportation Safety Board unveiled its 2021–2022 “Most Wanted List” of 10 transportation safety improvements on April 6, with four of them focused on motor vehicle-related activity – including one that seeks to improve pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorcyclist safety. [Above image via the NTSB.] The NTSB noted in a statement that those improvements should: […]

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Business is booming at 14 major cargo-focused hub airports across the United States, according to a 12-page policy brief recently issued by the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University. [Above photo by the Chicago Rockford International airport.] That brief indicated that, based on an analysis of Bureau of Transportation statistics, tonnage increased at […]

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