April 23, 2021
  • 10:57 am FAA: Two New Drone Rules Now in Effect
  • 10:51 am FTA Offers More Grants via TOD Planning Program
  • 10:45 am USDOT Appoints Chief Science Officer
  • 10:38 am National Roadway Safety Award Applications Due by May 28
  • 10:36 am Michigan DOT Creates New Diversity/Inclusion Executive-Level Position

Five key members of Congress who addressed the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual Washington Briefing on February 26 said that, despite what is expected to be an unusually contentious Presidential election year, they remain hopeful that new surface transportation reauthorization legislation can be passed this year before the current law expires […]

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Increasing infrastructure funding – especially in rural areas of America – while continuing to improve national transportation system safety will remain complementary goals for the U.S. Department of Transportation, according to USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao. During the February 26 luncheon keynote speech at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual Washington Briefing, […]

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States are and will play a critical role in crafting a solution to America’s infrastructure crisis, noted Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) during the February 27 keynote address during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual Washington Briefing in Washington, D.C. “Infrastructure is fundamental to our economy, environment, and way of life,” […]

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A state and local partner’s roundtable hosted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials at the group’s annual Washington Briefing on February 27 stressed the importance of providing “win-win” solutions when it comes to solving national transportation issues. [Above left to right: Margaret Anderson Kelliher, commissioner of the Minnesota DOT; Bill McBride, […]

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Making infrastructure construction more productive by cutting “red tape” at the federal level remains one of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s overarching goals, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. During the keynote address at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019 Washington Briefing on Feb. 27, Chao referenced a 2017 McKinsey study […]

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A vehicle miles traveled or VMT fee, wider use of tolling, and a hike in the federal fuel tax were some of the many transportation funding options four key Congressional leaders discussed at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019 Washington Briefing, held annually in the nation’s capital at the Washington Court […]

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Centralizing project permit processing, preparing for autonomous vehicles, increasing freight throughput between modes, and replacing the nation’s aging bus fleets are just some of the many challenges ahead for the nation’s transportation system. In a roundtable discussion held at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019 Washington Briefing on Feb. 28, seven […]

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There is an infrastructure problem, if not a crisis, in the United States, but public opinion may not yet be in a position to back funding measures to solve it. That was the message Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, shared at the American Association of State […]

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Revitalizing transportation infrastructure in the United States will require a “united” effort on the part of both government and the general public – with eyes wide open about the costs associated with such a massive revitalization effort. That’s the view of several key transportation association executives, expressed during a roundtable session at the American Association […]

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