May 22, 2022
  • 12:50 pm NHTSA: 2021 Crash Fatalities Highest in 16 Years
  • 12:47 pm USDOT Issues 180-Day ‘Buy America’ Waiver
  • 12:43 pm USDOT Makes $1B in Local Road Grants Available
  • 12:41 pm State DOTs Supporting National Bike Month
  • 12:38 pm FRA Formally Establishes Corridor ID Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on the use and integration of vehicle-to-everything or V2X communications technologies to improve motor vehicle safety as well as support connected and automated vehicle or CAV needs. [Above photo by Beyond DC.] The agency noted in a Dec. 18 statement that the “V2X” designation groups together […]

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A research study conducted by two physicists at Eindhoven University of Technology in Holland has developed a “statistical model” that can accurately predict pedestrian movements based on the number of people occupying a “defined area” such as a corridor or tunnel. [Above photo by Alessandro Corbetta.] Professor Federico Toschi and Alessandro Corbetta, a post-doctorate researcher, […]

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The Federal Transit Administration finalized a $1.17 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement or FFGA on Dec. 20 with the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority, commonly called Sound Transit, to help build the Lynnwood Link light rail project – a project being funded through the agency’s Capital Investment Grants or CIG program. [Above photo by Sound […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration awarded $205 million in supplemental infrastructure grants on Dec. 19 to 37 small airports in 34 states, with more than half of that funding going to airports that support general aviation and rural communities. [Above photo via the Dept. of Defense.] This “supplemental” funding is in addition to the $3.31 billion […]

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The Federal Transit Administration awarded $16.6 million in funds to 20 agencies across the country on Dec. 18 to support what it calls “comprehensive planning projects” that improve access to public transportation. [Above photo by the Maryland Transit Administration.] The funds, are made available through the agency’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development or TOD Planning program, […]

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The administration of Minnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz (D) appointed Margaret Anderson Kelliher as commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Transportation on Dec. 18. She previously served as speaker for Minnesota’s House of Representatives and is noted for helping guide passage of a contentious multimodal transportation funding bill in 2008. Her nomination now awaits confirmation by […]

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Three transportation veterans are set to take over as the top executives for the state departments of transportation in Connecticut, Maine, and Wisconsin in 2019. All three now await confirmed by their respective legislatures. Joseph Giulietti, the retired president of Connecticut’s Metro-North commuter railroad, is slated to become the state’s new commissioner of transportation when […]

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The California Department of Transportation issued two climate change “vulnerability assessment” reports on Dec. 17 to help the agency “understand” how and where climate change may impact the state’s highway system. [Above photo by Caltrans.] The two new reports – one focused on Northern California and the other on the Central Valley area – will […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation said it wrapped up its $3.6 million Railroad Avenue Bridge replacement project seven-months ahead of schedule due to the use of a “Bridge-In-A-Backpack” system developed at the University of Maine and commercially offered by Advanced Infrastructure Technologies. [Above photo by the University of Maine.] The agency said the system […]

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Clean-energy advocacy group Acadia Center released a report on in mid-December, dubbed the “Memo to the Next Governor of Maine,” that claims modernizing the state’s transportation system alone could produce over $3.8 billion in new economic benefits, add 8,700 new jobs, and create $2.3 billion in public health and other benefits. [Above photo via Wikimedia […]

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