August 13, 2022
  • 2:06 pm Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over 5.9 GHz Spectrum Reallocation
  • 12:36 pm USDOT Issues Over $2B in New RAISE Grants
  • 12:33 pm AASHTO Comments on Clean Water Certification Rule
  • 12:30 pm FHWA, FTA Award $49M in Technology Grants
  • 12:29 pm FHWA Issues Final Retro-Reflectivity Pavement Rule

Federal Highway Administration recently issued a final rule aimed at improving safety for all road users by ensuring pavement markings are more visible in dark or low light conditions. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] Under the final rule, the agency said the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways or MUTCD […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a request for information or RFI on August 5 to get feedback from industry stakeholders regarding its new Thriving Communities Initiative, which the agency plans to launch this fall. Comments are due by August 26. [Above photo by FTA] The agency said this new program – created by the $1.2 trillion […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is making $6 million available through a notice of funding opportunity issued August 9 as part of an effort to improve access to “affordable transportation,” especially in areas that currently lack efficient and convenient transit options. Proposals are due to the agency by October 14. [Above photo by FTA] “Transit can be a […]

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The Federal Highway Administration issued $172.2 million in fiscal year 2022 formula funding via the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA on August 5 to 35 states and three U.S. territories to improve ferry service and provide more ferry-related travel options. [Above photo by WSDOT] That money complements $300 million issued by […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials hosted a knowledge session at its 2022 Spring Meeting regarding the best way to implement equity policies in the transportation industry. [Above image via AASHTO and TxDOT] AASHTO’s Transportation TV covered a panel discussion held as part of that session, moderated by Diana Mendez, HTNB’s corporate […]

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Billy Nolen (seen above at podium), acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, noted at a White House summit on Advanced Air Mobility or AAM that his agency “aims to be a gateway, not a hurdle” to this new form of aviation service. [Above photo by the FAA] In his remarks at the summit, Nolen […]

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Eight state department of transportation projects in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio earned regional recognition as part of the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition. [Above photo of the Wisconsin DOT green interchange project] The award contest honored those projects for benefiting communities in several ways, such as improving bike and pedestrian facilities and safety along the […]

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The Maritime Administration, known as MARAD, recently issued $19.6 million in grants to 24 small shipyards in 19 states via its Small Shipyard Grant Program. [Above photo by MARAD] “Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy, and small shipyards play a critical role in America’s maritime industry, helping us get the goods we […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a public education campaign dubbed Speeding Wrecks Lives – an effort aimed at changing motorist attitudes toward speeding and reminding drivers of the deadly consequences. [Above photo by NTSB] NHTSA is supporting this campaign, which runs from July 20 through August 14, with an $8 million national media […]

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Two recent Amtrak projects highlight the aid state departments of transportation are rendering to the national passenger railroad operator. [Above photo by Amtrak] In conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, Amtrak recently completed Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA-related improvements to the Westerly Rail Station in Westerly, RI. Those upgrades include two new […]

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