August 7, 2020
  • 11:46 am AASHTO’s Tymon Named a ‘Top 25 Newsmaker’ by ENR
  • 11:43 am MIT: Fully Autonomous Vehicles Remain a Decade Away
  • 11:39 am Podcast: AASHTO’s Tymon Talks National Infrastructure Needs
  • 11:36 am Study: Carpool Payments Would Reduce Traffic Congestion
  • 11:33 am FAA Awards Grants for Drone Emergency Response Research
 

The Federal Transit Administration officially allocated $125 million to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority as part of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Silicon Valley Phase II project on August 28 – the first project to receive a funding allocation under the agency’s new Expedited Project Delivery pilot program. That program is designed to streamline […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration awarded more than $4.3 million to the Southern Rail Commission on August 28 to help restore intercity passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast. In 2005, Amtrak suspended its tri-weekly service between New Orleans and Orlando due to extensive damage caused by Hurricane Katrina to the stations and rail lines used […]

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Governor Gavin Newsom (D) appointed Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin to be the new director of the California Department of Transportation on September 3. He replaces Acting Director Bob Franzoia, who has held the position since former director Laurie Berman retired June 29 after a 36-year career with the agency. The governor noted in a statement that […]

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The five-member Texas Transportation Commission approved the $77 billion 2020 Unified Transportation Program or UTP submitted by the Texas Department of Transportation on August 29; a 326-page plan that will guide the agency’s transportation strategy over the next decade. The plan also contains more than $4 billion specifically targeted towards safety improvements, including an extra […]

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Starting November 9, the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin collecting tolls from motorists to use the two-mile-long State Route 99 tunnel that replaced the double-decker Alaskan Way Viaduct highway; a roadway now in the process of being demolished. [Side note: Demolishing a major highway in the middle of a major city is a large […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jointly agreed to update environmental Local Coordination Procedures on September 3 – a framework to improve consistency and streamline the permit process for Georgia DOT projects under Guidelines of the Clean Water Act. “LCP went into effect in 2002 […]

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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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