September 25, 2021
  • 12:12 pm AASHTO Signs Letter Urging Passage of Infrastructure Bill
  • 12:10 pm Finalists Selected for America’s Transportation Awards
  • 12:06 pm FTA Making Nearly $410M Worth of Bus Grants Available
  • 12:01 pm USDOT Gives ‘Infra Extra’ Tag to 44 Transportation Projects
  • 11:57 am FAA Issues $431.8M in Grants for 60 Airport Projects

The Federal Transit Administration is making up to $409.6 million in competitive grants available to support building and maintaining transit buses and vans in communities nationwide. [Above photo by the MBTA] In a notice of funding opportunity issued September 21, the FTA said that grant money – available through the agency’s Grants for Buses and […]

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The U.S Department of Transportation is designating 44 transportation projects around the country as “INFRA Extra,” making them eligible to apply for credit assistance for up to 49 percent of their costs. [Above photo by the USDOT] Those projects made it to the final round for funding under the 2021 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America or INFRA […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration recently awarded more than $431.8 million in grants to support projects at 60 airports in 31 states plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. That funding comes from the final round of fiscal year 2021 Airport Improvement Program or AIP grants. [Above photo by the NCDOT] FAA added that due to the $100 […]

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U.S.-based Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI), Operation Lifesaver Canada, and the Association of Mexican Railroads joined forces this year to observe Rail Safety Week 2021 across North America September 20-26. [Above rail crossing photo via Wikipedia Commons] This annual weeklong event concentrates public attention on the need for rail safety education and saves lives by educating and empowering the […]

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Jennifer Homendy, the new chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, recently called upon the industry to “embrace a new way, a new approach, a new vision” to eliminate roadway fatalities and injuries; an approached focused on safety rather than the most efficient way to move people and goods. [Above photo by the NTSB] Delivering […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is making $25 million in American Rescue Plan funding available via a notice of funding opportunity or NOFO to help public transportation agencies restore services suspended during the past year and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application deadline for this funding is November 15. [Above photo by the Missouri […]

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The Federal Transit Administration recently issued a notice of funding opportunity of NOFO for $2.2 billion in competitive grants for transit systems requiring additional COVID-19 pandemic-associated fiscal support. [Above photo by the MBTA] Those grants – provided by the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan or ARP, signed into law by President Biden in March – are […]

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In this episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast, Mark Hoffman – assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Auburn University – and Karl Bohnenberger, his research assistant, explain how reducing the amount of energy required to keep a vehicle tire rolling can help lower greenhouse gas or GHG emissions. [Above photo via […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 8,730 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes during the first three months of 2021 – a 10.5 percent increase from the 7,900 fatalities the agency reported for the first quarter of 2020. [Above photo by the NTSB] That increase occurred even though driving declined, as preliminary […]

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Arizona and Georgia are the first of eight states to offer their residents the ability to add driver’s licenses or state IDs to the Apple Wallet application on either an iPhone or Apple Watch device. [Above image by Apple] The Transportation Security Administration noted that it would enable select airport security checkpoints and lanes as […]

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