February 4, 2023
  • 1:19 pm AASHTO Joins “First Movers” Roadway Safety Partnership
  • 1:15 pm FRA to Expand Passenger Rail Grant Amount
  • 1:10 pm Amtrak: Entering ‘Exciting Time’ for Passenger Rail
  • 1:08 pm AASHTO Asks FMCSA for Emergency Exemption Clarifications
  • 1:05 pm ETAP Podcast: NYSDOT Details Transportation Resilience Efforts

Marie Therese Dominguez (above), commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation, recently joined the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast to discuss how her agency is working to build a more resilient transportation system. [Above photo by the New York Governor’s Office] Dominguez talked about how her agency tries to strengthen her […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded nearly $1.2 billion from its new National Infrastructure Project Assistance or “Mega” discretionary grant program to nine projects across the country. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] The five-year, $5 billion Mega grant program – created by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA, enacted in November […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation recently issued $800 million to 510 projects across the country through its new “Safe Streets and Roads for All” or SS4A grant program. [Above photo by USDOT] The competitive grant program – established by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA, enacted in November 2021 – provides […]

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The Federal Highway Administration recently issued millions in tribal roadway safety grants while also launching two new efforts to help states, cities, and local governments improve road safety as well. [Above photo via the FHWA] First, FHWA issued 70 tribes some $21 million to support 93 projects that improve road safety on tribal lands. That […]

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The Federal Transit Administration recently issued a notice of funding opportunity for nearly $1.7 billion in discretionary grants to support state and local transit fleet modernization efforts as well as to support transit workforce development programs. Applications are due by April 13. [Above photo by FTA] This funding opportunity engages two major FTA programs, the agency […]

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Several state departments of transportation received grant awards from the Federal Transit Administration as part of $384.4 million in funds issued via the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA, enacted November 2021, for expanding and improving the nation’s ferry service nationwide as well as accelerate the transition to zero-emission propulsion systems. [Above photo […]

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The Texas Department of Transportation will play a critical role in a 10-year Statewide Intergovernmental Support Agreement or S-IGSA signed between the U.S. Department of Defense and Texas; helping improve infrastructure and transportation networks on federal military property statewide. [Above photo via the Texas Governor’s Office] Governor Gregg Abbott (R) noted in a statement that […]

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On February 8, the U.S. Department of Transportation will host a webinar from 2 pm to 4 pm Eastern aimed at highlighting several resources created to help potential grant applicants navigate different funding opportunities. [Above photo by the USDOT] The USDOT said this webinar will dig into some of the tools available on the DOT Navigator – […]

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The Federal Highway Administration has issued $29.4 million in “quick release” emergency relief or ER funds for use by the California Department of Transportation and four U.S. federal land management agencies as a down payment on recent repair work needed as a result of multiple storms and flooding events that damaged roads, bridges, and highways […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration – know by the acronym MARAD – recently made nearly $20 million in fiscal year 2023 funding available for maritime workforce training and small U.S. shipyard modernization efforts. [Above photo by MARAD] MARAD said that funding, available through its Small Shipyard Grant Program, helps “strengthens the economic competitiveness […]

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