January 27, 2021
  • 6:54 am Safety, Infrastructure Touted at USDOT Secretary-Designee Hearing
  • 6:52 am Biden-Harris Administration Crafting COVID-19 Relief, Infrastructure Plan
  • 6:49 am AASHTO Sets 2021 Transportation Policy Priorities
  • 6:42 am Biden-Harris Administration Announces USDOT Appointees
  • 6:39 am ACI Report: COVID-19 Pandemic Will Cost Airports Billions
 

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced during a press event in Nebraska on July 3 that USDOT will officially launch a long-awaited pilot program to permit 18 to 20 year olds who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license or “CDL” to operate large trucks in interstate commerce. Chao was in Nebraska to […]

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Two recent polls conducted by insurance firm Esurance indicate that even though a large percentage of motorists remain uninterested in giving control of the steering wheel over to self-driving or connected and autonomous vehicles – called CAVs for short – the potential savings of doing so could amount to several thousand dollars per year, along […]

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This week, March 23-27, is National Work Zone Awareness Week, a time when national and state transportation agencies and associations try to spur greater attention to driving safely through highway work areas. That may sound simple, but it clearly isn’t. About 600 people die each year from roadway crashes in work zones, when high-speed vehicles […]

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The Idaho Transportation Department is soliciting public comment on the draft of its fiscal year 2019-25 Idaho Transportation Investment Program or “ITIP,” which is a seven-year “roadmap” for planning and developing transportation projects such as: highways and bridges; bicycle and pedestrian facilities; airports; plus public and freight transportation needs, among others. However, Adam Rush, the ITD’s […]

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The Federal Highway Administration provided Wisconsin with $1 million and Michigan with $2 million in emergency relief funds on July 2 and July 3, respectively, to help begin repairs on roads and bridges damaged by floods triggered by heavy rains back on June 16-17. The Gogebic, Houghton, and Menominee counties in the western Upper Peninsula […]

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According to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration, the national average for regular-grade gasoline is expected to decline for the rest of 2018, dipping from a high of $2.96 per gallon on May 28 to around $2.84 per gallon by September and then $2.68 per gallon in December. The agency said gasoline prices are […]

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A so-called “regional survey” conducted by the Sierra Club among voters in 11 states across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and the District of Columbia finds that three in four or 74 percent of those polled support moving forward with “regional transportation modernization plans” that invest in electric vehicles, public transportation, and “safer communities” for walking and […]

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A recent roundtable hearing on Capitol Hill focused on efforts to streamline federal infrastructure permitting process also served as a forum to introduce legislation that would ensure the permanence of currently-enacted reforms. “The federal infrastructure permitting process is incredibly long. It’s complicated, arcane, and bureaucratic. And the delays in the process have real costs: in […]

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The Iowa Department of Transportation officially presented a “first draft” of a proposed five-year funding plan back on May 8 that aims for “multimodal transportation system” investments including aviation, public transit, railroads, trails, and highways. Some $3.4 billion of that plan is earmarked just for highway needs, the agency said. The Fiscal Year 2019-2023 Iowa […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials along with the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association held a free live-streaming webinar on May 14 entitled The State of Highway Investment: Plans, Promises and Predictions, focusing on both current trends and future plans for federal, state, and local surface transportation investments – especially in […]

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