April 21, 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 Trump administration nominated Joel Szabat to be the assistant secretary for aviation and international affairs within the U.S. Department of Transportation on July 31; a promotion from his current position as deputy assistant secretary for the office of aviation and international affairs. Szabat’s transportation career includes stints as executive director of the Maritime Administration […]

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Despite being only 30 percent contained, Caltrans work crews and contractors are now entering areas burnt out by the Carr wildfire in northern California – now considered to be the ninth worst in state history – to catalog the damage done to transportation infrastructure by its flames and heat as well as to begin repair […]

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One year ago, the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Enforcement and Compliance Division sent five of its officers to Mexico as part of 12-month program to educate Mexican truck drivers and mechanics concerning the safety regulations they must follow in order to operate their commercial equipment on U.S. roads. The agency said that those officers conducted […]

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The American Road & Transportation Builders Association issued six regional reports on July 31 in support of California’s Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. State voters will consider a proposition on the November ballot that would repeal the law. ARTBA’s research indicates that SB 1 will generate between $9.7 billion […]

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation began moving forward with the second phase of its Rural Roads Safety Program on July 31; targeting an additional 446 miles of rural roadway for safety improvements in a bid to reduce vehicle crashes. “South Carolina’s fatality rate is the highest in the nation, and this program is attacking […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation issued $47.3 million in grants to fund 47 local bridge repair projects on July 31 as part of its Local Bridge, Future Needs or LBFN program, which is designed to help counties maintain local bridges in a state of good repair. Those are the largest bridge grant awards in […]

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation is planning to install more than 4,260 new “solar modules” on the 7th floor of the Terminal 1 parking garage – formerly the Interisland Terminal – at Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport; part of its effort to be “100 percent renewable energy reliant” by 2045. The agency said in […]

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Leni Oman, a 21-plus veteran with the Washington State Department of Transportation, received an appointment on July 27 to be the vice chair for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Knowledge Management for a two-year term. Currently serving in the role of “knowledge strategist” at WSDOT – a position she’s […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently transformed its AASHTO Bookstore resource into the ‘AASHTO Store,’ which will serve as the ‘digital home’ for the group’s AASHTO Publications and Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TC3) resources. With almost 200 courses currently available, TC3 technical trainings courses cover a wide range of topics, from […]

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Outgoing Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Penn., released a 108-page “infrastructure proposal” on July 23 that he hopes can serve as a “discussion draft” that is intended to “further the national conversation about the current state of America’s infrastructure and highlight some of the major roadblocks to funding and improving our transportation network.” In a three-page “vision […]

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