October 21, 2021
  • 11:59 pm Federal, State Agencies Ramping Up Pedestrian Safety Efforts
  • 11:55 pm AASHTO Issues Connected, Automated Vehicle Policy Paper
  • 11:52 pm New Research Seeks to Improve Drone Navigation Capability
  • 11:48 pm Canadian Transit Agencies Test Anti-Bacterial Copper Coatings
  • 11:43 pm Illinois DOT Highway Worker Rescues Trapped Truck Driver

The National Operations Center for Excellence or NOCoE – a partnership of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Institute for Transportation Engineers, and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, with support from the Federal Highway Administration – is seeking submissions for its 2022 TSMO Award contest. TSMO – short for Transportation […]

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Selma Hepp (seen above) – executive of research and insights and deputy chief economist for housing market data provider CoreLogic – will be the keynote speaker at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in San Diego, October 26-29. [To register for AASHTO’s Annual Meeting, click here.] Hepp […]

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A pair of reports – one from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the other from the Government Accounting Office – highlight the increased focus the federal government is placing on climate change and resiliency within transportation infrastructure projects. [Above photo by the Illinois DOT] USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg noted in a statement that his […]

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In this episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast, Joung Lee (seen above at podium) – director of policy and government relations for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – discusses the potential benefits of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill being debated in Congress. The House of Representatives currently […]

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The Roadway Safety Foundation named seven recipients for its 2021 National Roadway Safety Awards, including four state departments of transportation. [Above photo via the RSF] Begun in 1999, this biennial program – sponsored by RSF and the Federal Highway Administration – honors projects and programs that cost-effectively help the nation achieve progress toward eliminating highway […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is seeking the input of transit industry personnel, researchers, contractors, government entities, transit users, and other interested parties to make the nation’s transit systems safer for transit workers. [Above photo by the MBTA] The FTA issued a Request for Information or RFI in the federal register to solicit public input on potential safety […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration recently awarded more than $479 million in additional infrastructure grants to support 123 projects at airports across all 50 states, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico. [Above photo via Boston Logan International Airport] The agency noted in a statement that those grants are in addition to the more than $3.1 billion in […]

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Governor Jim Justice (R) has appointed Jimmy Wriston (seen above) as secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation and commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Highways. [Above photo by the West Virginia Governor’s Office] Wriston – who has served as WVDOT’s deputy secretary of the WVDOT and WVDOH’s deputy commissioner since 2019 – […]

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Scott Stokes (seen above), currently chief deputy of the Idaho Transportation Department, will become the agency’s director on May 29, 2022, following the retirement of Brian Ness, its current director. [Above photo by the Idaho Transportation Department] Stokes – who has served as the agency’s chief deputy for 15 years – will become the eighth […]

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Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin have established a partnership to support the build-out of electric vehicle or EV charging infrastructure across the Midwest region. [Above photo via Wikimedia Commons] The goal of this agreement – known as the Regional Electric Vehicle for the Midwest Memorandum of Understanding or REV Midwest MOU – is to […]

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