January 21, 2021
  • 12:03 pm Infrastructure Investment Key to Economic Recovery, Groups Say
  • 12:00 pm GHSA Finds Uptick in Traffic Fatality Rate ‘Troubling’
  • 11:56 am AASHTO Expresses Concern over FCC’s 4.9 GHz Plan
  • 11:54 am State DOT Reports Highlight Importance of Airport Investment
  • 11:49 am USDOT Issues Highway/Rail Crossing Safety Grants
 

The Utah Department of Transportation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 14 to celebrate a soon-to-be-opened pedestrian bridge connecting the Utah Valley University with the Utah Transit Authority’s Front Runner Orem Central Station – the largest such bridge in the state. [Above photo by the Utah DOT.] The Utah DOT added that its work crews […]

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently released a time-lapse video recounting the six-week emergency repair effort to re-open the Brent Spence Bridge. [Above photo by the KYTC.] The KYTC closed the bridge following a truck crash and fire on November 11, 2020, that damaged its decking and steel beam supports. The bridge re-opened on December 22, […]

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The Nevada Department of Transportation started work on the final $155 million phase of the Centennial Bowl interchange project where U.S. Highway 95 meets the 215 Beltway in northwest Las Vegas on January 11. [Above graphic via the Nevada DOT.] The project will build-out the remaining three ramps needed to finish the system-to-system interchange that […]

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For his ongoing work in support of economic growth along the Arizona-Mexico border, the Nogales Santa Cruz Port Authority recently presented John Halikowski (seen above), director of the Arizona Department of Transportation, with its ‘Friend of the Border’ award. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT.] Previous award recipients include the late Will Brooks, director of […]

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Annual ridership aboard Washington State Ferries plunged to 14 million customers in 2020 – a drop of 41 percent or 10 million riders compared to 2019, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. [Above photo by WSDOT.] That is the lowest yearly ferry ridership level since 1975, the agency added in a statement – […]

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The Alabama Department of Transportation is awarding nearly $46 million to cities and counties across the state to fund 27 local road and bridge projects. [Above photo by the Alabama DOT.] Of those awarded projects, 20 were from cities and counties putting forward local funds, for a total of approximately $15.7 million. However, matching funds […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Data Management & Analytics recently published the first in a new series of monthly newsletters to highlight how investing in data management research provides more “tools in the toolbox” to help improve transportation system management. “Without investing our time and resources into research, we […]

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The weekly newsletter published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Planning is highlighting some of the key issues an online roundtable of state department of transportation executives will discuss on January 25. AASHTO’s Committee on Planning addresses all aspects of the transportation planning process including federal regulations, current industry […]

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Elaine Chao (above) stepped down as U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary on January 7, with her resignation to take effect January 11, due to the Capitol Hill riot that occurred on January 6. “Our country experienced a traumatic and entirely avoidable event as supporters of the President stormed the Capitol building following a rally he […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently analyzed the $10 billion in emergency aid provided to state departments of transportation as part of the $900 billion COVID-19 relief measure signed into law on December 27 along with the appropriations package for all of fiscal year 2021. [Above photo by the West Virginia […]

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