May 22, 2022
  • 12:50 pm NHTSA: 2021 Crash Fatalities Highest in 16 Years
  • 12:47 pm USDOT Issues 180-Day ‘Buy America’ Waiver
  • 12:43 pm USDOT Makes $1B in Local Road Grants Available
  • 12:41 pm State DOTs Supporting National Bike Month
  • 12:38 pm FRA Formally Establishes Corridor ID Program

The Federal Railroad Administration established a new Corridor Identification and Development program on May 13 to create a “pipeline of projects” ready for funding from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA enacted in November 2021. [Above photo by Amtrak] “The Corridor ID program will help expand intercity passenger rail service beyond […]

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Following confirmation by the U.S. Senate on May 10, the U.S. Department of Transportation officially swore in Rear Admiral Ann Phillips (seen above), U.S. Navy, Ret., as the 20th administrator of the Maritime Administration. She is the first woman to lead MARAD as administrator. [Above photo via the USDOT] “From her distinguished naval service to […]

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U.S. Department of Commerce launched an “Internet for All” initiative on May 13, which seeks to invest $45 billion to provide affordable, reliable, high-speed internet across America by the end of the decade. [Above photo by the North Dakota DOT] Administered and implemented by the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the initiative’s funds […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials seeks nominations for its annual awards, including its “President’s Awards,” which honor individuals or teams at state departments of transportation that have performed exemplary service during the year. [Above photo: WSDOT’s Tony Allen (center) receives the Thomas H. MacDonald Memorial Award at the AASHTO 2021 annual […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation is working with The Ray, Kia Georgia, and Panasonic to provide “ride-along” experiences along 18 miles of I-85 known as “The Ray Highway” to highlight the capability of vehicle-to-everything or V2X technology. [Above photo by The Ray] The four organizations said those ride along experiences aim to raise awareness among […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) recently renewed their support for the National Operations Center of Excellence or NOCoE during a ceremony at AASHTO’s 2022 spring meeting in New Orleans. [Above photo by NOCoE] The three […]

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In recognition of the important role played by the 511-travel information telephone service to highway travelers, state departments of transportation celebrated “511 Day” across the country on May 11. [Above photo by the South Dakota DOT] The Virginia Department of Transportation marked 20 years of providing 511 telephone service to residents and travelers alike this […]

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Nuria Fernandez, head of the Federal Transit Administration, recently named Veronica Vanterpool (seen above) as deputy administrator for the agency. She has served as senior advisor within the FTA’s Office of the Administrator since August 2021. [Above photo by the FTA] “Throughout her career, Veronica has been a stalwart advocate for public transportation and the […]

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Researchers at North Carolina State University have designed a traffic volume predicting system that reduces the computational complexity of such modeling methods so they operate more efficiently. [Above photo from NCDOT] “We use models to predict how much traffic there will be on any given stretch of road at any specific point in time,” explained […]

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The Maritime Administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation recently boosted the dollar value of grants available through its Port Infrastructure Development Program or PIDP to support projects that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of goods into, out of, around, or within a port. [Above photo by the Port of Baltimore] […]

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