December 1, 2022
  • 12:10 pm AASHTO Files ‘Buy America’ Waiver Comments with USDOT
  • 12:06 pm Video: AASHTO’s Jim Tymon Talks IIJA Implementation
  • 12:00 pm States DOTs, USDOT Highlight Crash Responder Safety Week
  • 11:55 am FRA Issues ‘Priority’ Rail Project List for Northeast Corridor
  • 11:52 am AASHTO Offers Feedback on Vulnerable Road Users

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sent a 13-page letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation on November 15 to provide feedback on the agency’s recent federal register notice regarding ways to enhance the safety of “vulnerable road users” or VRUs at intersections. [Above photo via the FHWA] “For far too long, […]

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The Federal Transit Administration recently awarded $13.1 million split between 19 projects through its Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development or TOD planning to help boost local economies, fight climate change, and provide more transportation options through development near new or expanded transit project corridors. [Above photo by MBTA] Those grants support local strategies to increase […]

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The Federal Highway Administration recently issued $5.2 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief or ER funds to the U.S. Forest Service as a down payment to offset costs of repair work resulting from heavy rain damage caused by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest. [Above photo via FHWA] Many of the roads […]

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The White House recently named Adam Tindall-Schlicht (seen above) as administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, known as GLS. The GLS is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the U.S. portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway between Montréal and Lake Erie. [Above photo via the USDOT] […]

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Dr. Shawn Wilson (seen above) – secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development – remains committed to integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion or DEI principles into the transportation sector and recently urged fellow state department of transportation leaders to stay committed to that vision as well. [Above photo by AASHTO] As reflected in […]

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An effort to draft a “cohesive national transportation vision” for the United States received approval to proceed during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2022 Annual Meeting in Orlando. [Above photo by AASHTO] Julie Lorenz (seen above), secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation, led the effort to create a national “framework” […]

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Members of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently adopted a guidebook and approved the creation of a technical service program or TSP to foster development of Transportation Systems Management and Operations or TSMO strategies. [Above image by AASHTO] At the organization’s 2022 Annual Meeting in Orlando, attending members voted to adopt […]

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Dr. Calvin Mackie (seen above), president and CEO of the nonprofit firm STEM NOLA, provided the general session keynote address at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. [Above photo by AASHTO] During his speech, he called on attendees to make a difference in their communities through transportation. “Engineers […]

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A panel of state department of transportation and Federal Highway Administration leaders recently discussed some of the lessons learned from hurricane recovery efforts undertaken by Florida and Puerto Rico. [Above photo by AASHTO] Eileen Vélez-Vega (above at right), the first female secretary of Puerto Rico’s Department of Transportation and Public Works, joined Jared Perdue (above […]

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This episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast interviews Laura Rogers (seen above), deputy director of The Ray, to examine the future of roadways in America. [Above photo via The Ray] Founded in 2014, The Ray is a Georgia-based corporate venture devoted to roadway technology testing and collaborates with a number of […]

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