December 9, 2022
  • 1:12 pm Senate Committee Approves Bhatt FHWA Nomination
  • 1:10 pm AASHTO Urges Congress to Pass Full Appropriations Bill
  • 1:08 pm Addressing Transportation Insecurity through Equity
  • 1:04 pm Where State DOTs, Broadband, and Infrastructure Meet
  • 1:00 pm EPW Hearing Highlights IIJA Benefits, Challenges

Due to the impact of Hurricane Florence, the Federal Railroad Administration extended the application deadline for $318 million in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements or CRISI grant funding originally opened in July from Sept. 17 to Oct. 12 this year. FRA said in its original statement three months ago that this Notice of Funding […]

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The Federal Transit Administration made $6.3 million available in competitive grant funds on Sept. 12 via a Notice of Funding Opportunity to foster “transit coordination projects” that improve access to healthcare. The FTA said in a statement that those Access and Mobility Partnership Grants are focused on developing more transportation options for those who rely on public […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation is using a $322,461 Accelerated Innovation Deployment or AID grant from the Federal Highway Administration to fund a research project that aims to turn vehicles into roving weather reporters – one of 10 such AID grants FHWA recently announced. The agency said on Sept. 17 it will equip up to […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation launched a new pilot program Sept. 14 that aims to increase opportunities for small business enterprises or SBEs, whereby they can compete to work as prime consultants on federally assisted engineering and design agreements on at least six projects. “We are committed to increasing opportunities for small, disadvantaged, and diverse […]

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The Iowa Department of Transportation is sponsoring a day-and-a-half meeting Oct. 9 through 10 in Ames, Iowa, dubbed the Innovations in Transportation conference, which will include discussions on the future of transportation, including mobility and accessibility, connected and autonomous vehicles, organizational change, and data analytics. The agency said this conference is “designed for transportation professionals […]

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From Sept. 4 through 6 this year, teams from 11 state departments of transportation competed in the 16th annual Southeastern Regional Equipment Operators Roadeo in Rogers, Arkansas, where they pitted their knowledge of safety practices and equipment operating skills against one another in “friendly yet fierce” competition across six categories: tractor-lowboy trailer, tandem axle dump […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials made four recent hires for its policy division and AASHTOWare product group. Oscar Bermudez, Sofie Rhoads, and William Lusk are joining AASHTO’s policy team and will be based at the organization’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. Bermudez is the new program specialist for environment at AASHTO and will […]

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Though downgraded to a Category 2 storm before making landfall, the 100 mph-plus winds and heavy rains generated by Hurricane Florence were expected to affect five states along the U.S. east coast: North and South Carolina in particular, along with parts of Georgia, Virginia, and Maryland. All five of them declared states of emergencies well […]

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The House of Representative’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee successfully reconciled their respective bills on water resources infrastructure spending to craft the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. The full House approved the legislation Thursday afternoon, Sept. 13, by a vote of 377-20 and sending it on to […]

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The Senate Appropriations Committee reached a “bipartisan agreement” on the first of three fiscal year 2019 “minibus” spending packages on Sept. 10, with the first package – H.R. 5895 – including key funding increases for ports and waterways projects via Energy and Water Development legislation. Initially advanced in late May, the fiscal year 2019 Energy […]

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