October 28, 2021
  • 1:12 am FHWA: Highway Trust Fund Should be Solvent into 2022
  • 1:09 am Panel: State DOTs Key to Improving Freight Connectivity
  • 1:04 am AASHTO’s Active Transportation Council Building “Research Roadmap”
  • 11:58 am AASHTO Survey Details Harm of Short-Term Funding Extensions
  • 11:54 am Senate Appropriations Releases FY 2022 USDOT Funding Bill

The Federal Transit Administration noted on Aug. 29 that the Illinois Department of Transportation and Tennessee Department of Transportation officially received federal certification of their rail transit State Safety Oversight or SSO programs for their respective railway systems. The Illinois DOT provides safety oversight for the Chicago Transit Authority heavy rail system and is jointly responsible with […]

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In a blog post on Aug. 24, Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Brandye Hendrickson touted the long-term benefits of the Interstate 11 project near Boulder City, Nevada, located southeast of Las Vegas. The Nevada Department of Transportation in partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada recently completed the “first phase” of I-11 construction, she […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration awarded $616.9 million in airport infrastructure grants on Aug. 24 as part of a total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States that began being issued on June 8. This fourth increment of funding provides 242 grants to 226 airports and will fund 408 […]

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant this week signed a new infrastructure funding bill that was passed during a special legislative session on Aug. 30. Gov. Bryant had called for the special session focused on transportation infrastructure funding, resulting in the Mississippi Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2018 or MIMA that, among other things, will create a state […]

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Five Pennsylvania state agencies formalized an agreement on Aug. 28 to work together via the new Pennsylvania Traffic Incident Management Enhancement or PennTIME program, which aims to reduce the time needed to clear vehicle wrecks from state highways, improve first-responder safety, and keep traffic moving. “Traffic crashes and ‘struck-by’ incidents are the leading causes of […]

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao used multiple stops during a trip to Kentucky Aug. 23-24 to highlight a slew of grants worth nearly $80 million that have been issued to support airports, highways, inland waterways, and the purchase of electric buses in that state. First, Chao highlighted a more than $67 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America […]

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The California Transportation Commission recently approved more than $2 billion in funding for a range of transportation projects; 100 of which that are funded entirely or at least partly by $690 million from Senate Bill 1 or SB 1, also known as the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, with $1.3 billion approved for nearly 150 other […]

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A group of 12 transportation projects, culled from four regional competitions, are now in the final round of the 11th annual America’s Transportation Awards competition – with the two winning entries to be announced at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Annual Meeting in Atlanta on Sunday, Sept. 23. In April, 35 state […]

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Eight transportation projects in five mid-America states won awards during the fourth and final regional America’s Transportation Awards competition, with the three highest-scoring ones moving on to compete among the “Top 12” projects in the country for two “Grand Prize” winning designations that will be announced at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation […]

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The publications division of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released the third of three 2018 updates to its Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing, commonly referred to as the “Materials Standards.” The August update includes 10 new and 21 revised standards, with revisions to the […]

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