January 18, 2022
  • 12:40 pm TRB Panel Examines Ways to Create Equity in Transportation
  • 12:36 pm TRB Panel Highlights Potential Impact of $1.2T IIJA
  • 12:32 pm Senate Confirms Bose as the 15th FRA Administrator
  • 12:31 pm Buttigieg Talks Equity, Safety in TRB Plenary Speech
  • 12:29 pm FHWA Launches $27B Bridge Formula Program

Roger Millar, secretary of the Washington Department of Transportation, sees many challenges ahead for state DOTs – especially as pressure on existing capacity keeps rising while the funding required to keep the state’s transportation network ship-shape continues to shrink. “We like to talk about traffic congestion as an issue, but it is actually a symptom […]

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Katie Thomson, a former Obama-administration U.S. Department of Transportation official who now serves as vice president and general counsel for Amazon’s transportation and logistics operations, offered her perspective on some of the future transportation challenges and opportunities facing America during a speech at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2018 Joint Policy […]

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Caitlin Hughes, director of the Federal Highway Administration’s office of freight management and logistics, noted in a presentation at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2018 Joint Policy Committee meeting in Spokane, Washington, on July 18 that a nationwide truck parking survey now expected to start this August is going to be […]

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The Federal Transit Administration issued two final rules on July 18 that, according to an agency statement, aim to “strengthen the safety of public transportation systems.” The first is the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan rule – which takes effect July 19, 2019, with full compliance expected within one year of that date – requires […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for its Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements or CRISI program on July 19 that includes more than $318 million in grant monies. FRA said in a statement that this specific NOFO will help fund projects aimed at improving intercity passenger and freight rail transportation […]

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The expansion of e-commerce activity is changing delivery methods and freight patterns, which is adding “complexity” to the design of transportation networks, according to Leslie Richards, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. “Freight transportation is a major public policy issue and one that is becoming more visible to the general public,” she noted in […]

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The economic impact of Trump administration tariffs imposed on a number of goods, but especially steel and aluminum, continues to generate growing concern – especially regarding the cost of infrastructure projects. The American Institute for International Steel, for example, noted that U.S. steel-using manufacturers are encountering product price increases of 50 percent or more and […]

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Earlier this month, the Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials finalized an agreement for a project that provides local and tribal transportation professionals, through funding from FHWA, with access to 120 courses available AASHTO Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council or “TC3” library. According to FHWA, access to the training […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is launching a completely revamped version of its 13 year-old transportation jobs web portal on July 1; a portal available to AASHTO members as well as other transportation-related organizations and companies. Since 2005, AASHTO has offered its members and job seekers the opportunity to advertise and […]

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao joined K. Jane Williams – acting administrator for the Federal Transit Administration – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker plus other state local officials at a June 25 ceremony to officially release $225 million in federal grant money for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line Extension or “GLX” light rail project. The […]

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