August 6, 2020
  • 1:15 pm COVID-19 Relief Stalls, House Passes THUD Appropriations
  • 1:12 pm USDOT Unveils Accessibility Plan as Part of ADA’s 30th Anniversary
  • 1:08 pm Roadmap Released for Revamping Transportation Financial Statistics
  • 1:03 pm FHWA Issues DBE Grants for Highway Contract Help
  • 12:59 pm FAA Issues $273M in AIP, CARES Act Funds
 

The Kansas Department of Transportation launched a new program on September 3 designed to provide state funding for transportation projects while also leveraging local and private funding. The agency’s new Cost Share Program will provide up to $50 million in fiscal year 2020 funding to local entities for transportation projects that improve safety, support job […]

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Governor Doug Ducey (R) honored Arizona Highways – a magazine produced by the Arizona Department of Transportation – and Arizona State Parks and Trails with a “Good Government Award” for their collaborative efforts to promote travel and tourism around the state. The two agencies developed a promotion in mid-2018 that provided a one-year subscription to […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials seeks to hire a project manager to help lead the cooperative development of multiple computer software projects, as well as supervise the AASHTOWare® software products resulting from those projects. The position is located at the organization’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. AASHTO – an equal opportunity employer – […]

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The September installment of the monthly video series compiled by AASHTO Publications – in conjunction with Transportation TV – provides a nearly two-minute update on recent American Association of State Highway and Transportation book releases and news, including new free interim updates for two bridge publications. September featured the release of the 2020 Interim Revisions […]

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The governors of four states – Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire – joined more than 150 policy advisors and transportation experts in Boston this week for an infrastructure summit aimed at finding “innovative” ways to reduce traffic congestion. The Boston gathering is one of four such summits being planned for this year and […]

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The Federal Highway Administration awarded $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program or CHBP grants to 20 state department of transportation projects in 18 states on August 29; grants that only state DOTs could apply for and that fund a variety of bridge projects in rural areas with population densities of less than 100 people […]

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As one national weather forecast predicts “plenty of frigid temperatures and snow” for a majority of the country, state departments of transportation are gearing up for winter operations – including efforts to hire extra hands to handle seasonal highway snow and ice removal demands. [Above photo by the New York State DOT.] According to the […]

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State departments of transportation will be divvying up more than $3.9 billion in federal highway program funds after receiving authority from the Federal Highway Administration on Aug. 30 to obligate unused fiscal year 2019 money to various infrastructure projects. [Above photo by the Arkansas DOT.] The funding is from what the FHWA calls its “August […]

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An annual survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk finds that 80 percent of the construction firms polled said they are having difficulty filling hourly “craft” positions – with concrete workers, pipe layers, carpenters, cement masons, and equipment operators particularly hard to find – with 73 percent noting it will “continue […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filed a federal register notice on August 28 announcing its plan to start collecting public information as part of a “multi-year effort” to learn about drivers’ use of camera-based systems designed to replace traditional outside rearview mirrors. [Above photo by the U.S. Air Force.] The agency said in its […]

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