December 7, 2021
  • 12:44 pm Governors, State DOT CEOs Talk Infrastructure at Summit
  • 12:41 pm Federal Modal Leaders Detail IIJA Priorities at Summit
  • 12:37 pm AASHTO Names Lee Deputy Director-Chief Policy Officer
  • 12:36 pm AASHTO Comments on CEQ’s Proposed NEPA Changes
  • 12:34 pm Congress Passes CR to Fund Federal Government

The Senate passed by a vote of 69 to 28 late on December 2 a continuing resolution or CR to fund the federal government at current levels through February 18, 2022 – acting just hours after the House of Representatives approved a similar measure by a vote of 221 to 212. The American Association of […]

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In a November 29 letter sent to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, 19 transportation industry associations argued that the federal government should allow state and local governments to use COVID-19 relief aid to alleviate ongoing supply chain issues. [Above photo by the Nevada DOT] “We request relief for government agencies and businesses who have and […]

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The Federal Highway Administration has launched a new website designed to provide information about the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA for transportation agencies, communities, and industry stakeholders. [Above photo by the USDOT] The new website – located at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bipartisan-infrastructure-law/ – serves as a “one-stop shop” for transportation agencies and others interested in learning […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation issued nearly $1 billion in fiscal year 2021 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity or RAISE discretionary grants on November 19 to 90 projects in 47 states plus the District of Columbia and Guam. [Above photo by the USDOT] Formerly known as the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development […]

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Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., (seen above) said on December 1 he would not seek re-election in 2022. He is one of 19 House Democrats and 11 House Republicans who have announced they will not seek reelection in 2022. DeFazio – chair of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee – has served 36 years […]

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This episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast revolves around a conversation with Shawn Wilson, Ph. D., (seen above at podium) secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2021-2022 President. He is first African-American elected to serve as AASHTO’s president […]

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A new video published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials highlights the winners of the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards contest: The Kansas Department of Transportation and North Carolina Department of Transportation. The Kansas DOT won the People’s Choice Award, receiving the highest number of online votes weighted to state populations, while […]

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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA signed into law by President Biden November 15 is set to provide a broad sweep of funding across America’s entire multimodal transportation system, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation and various state departments of transportation across the country. [Above photo by the Nevada DOT] To that end, […]

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The American Public Transportation Association recently released a new report, On the Horizon: Planning for Post-Pandemic Travel, examining how demographic, employment, and travel trends may change in the coming years due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. [Above photo by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority] The report focuses in particular on how public transit systems are […]

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At the state and local level, voter support remains strong for a range of transportation funding efforts, according to post-election analysis conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. [Above photo by Tim Evanson] According to ARTBA’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center or TIAC, voters in 17 states approved 89 percent or 244 of 275 […]

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