January 19, 2022
  • 12:40 pm TRB Panel Examines Ways to Create Equity in Transportation
  • 12:36 pm TRB Panel Highlights Potential Impact of $1.2T IIJA
  • 12:32 pm Senate Confirms Bose as the 15th FRA Administrator
  • 12:31 pm Buttigieg Talks Equity, Safety in TRB Plenary Speech
  • 12:29 pm FHWA Launches $27B Bridge Formula Program

The Federal Highway Administration launched a $27 billion Bridge Formula Program on January 14 – a program funded by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law in November 2021. [Above photo by the West Virginia DOT] The new program seeks to “modernize bridges to withstand the effects of climate change and […]

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While the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials supports President Biden’s “ambitious goal” of building a new national network of 500,000 electric vehicle or EV chargers by 2030, the organization cautions that “many challenges must be overcome, both technical and logistical, in order to make this goal a reality.” [Above photo by the […]

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The Federal Highway Administration recently approved the Work Zone Data Exchange or WZDx feed developed by one.network for deployment by transportation agencies or any industry stakeholder that needs accurate and timely work zone information. [Above photo by the Louisiana DOTD] Starting immediately, the company said it would create a WZDx feed for any American transportation agency […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation said its Build America Bureau is adding $5 million in grants to its Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Demonstration Program – boosting the program’s total funding to $10 million to help expedite delivery of transportation infrastructure projects at the local and regional level. [Above photo by the USDOT] The Bureau issued a […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration recently expanded the authority of NUAIR and the New York UAS Test Site to operate unmanned aircraft ‘beyond visual line of sight’ or BVLOS across a further 35 miles of airspace within New York’s 50-mile drone corridor. [Above drone photo by NUAIR] Current regulations require drone operators to keep their unmanned […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory via its Maritime Administration’s port infrastructure development program or PIDP. [Above photo by the Jacksonville Port Authority] The PIDP – now in its third year – awarded $492 […]

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The Federal Highway Administration is awarding $1.4 billion in emergency relief or ER funds to help 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by a variety of storms, floods, wildfires, and other natural disasters. [Above photo by the Louisiana DOTD] FHWA’s […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released nearly $260 million in highway safety grants on December 17 to highway safety offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. [Above photo by AAA] Those grants – funded with monies from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs […]

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Researchers at the University of Arizona are developing a high-resolution radar sensor that can reliably distinguish between cars and pedestrians at intersections. [Above image via the NTIC] The sensors developed by that research – funded in part by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities or NITC, one of seven U.S. Department of Transportation national […]

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The Federal Transit Administration has awarded $545,000 to California-based sustainable transportation research firm CALSTART, as part of a cooperative agreement to administer the agency’s new Research to Practice or R2P Initiative. [Above photo by the FTA] The goal is to identify the best ways to promote FTA’s research so transit agencies can put promising results into […]

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