June 1, 2020
  • 1:06 pm COVID-19 Will Create Long-Term Impact on State DOT Revenues
  • 12:58 pm States Fine-Tune Performance Targets for Highway Safety
  • 12:54 pm TRB Looks at How Transportation May Change Due to COVID-19
  • 12:50 pm Paper Extols Virtues of ITS for Reducing Traffic Congestion
  • 12:47 pm FHWA to Provide Short-Term FMV Exceptions

The Federal Aviation Administration awarded $477 million in airport infrastructure grants to 264 airports in 45 states, the Pacific Islands, and the District of Columbia on July 9, which follows $495 million in similar grants to 327 airports in 46 States and the Pacific Islands on June 24. [Above photo by Atlanta Hartsfield Int’l Airport.] […]

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The Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Public Involvement in Transportation is sponsoring a contest to highlight the “best practices” in how to communicate complex transportation finance and related policy solutions to industry stakeholders and the general public. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT.] Top entries, as judged by an independent panel of transportation and communication […]

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Two new studies released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that vehicle automation technology “has limitations that can be tricky for drivers to grasp.” One study revealed how the names manufacturers use for these systems can send the wrong messages to drivers regarding how attentive they should be. Another found that drivers don’t […]

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According to a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey released this month, most drivers (95.1 percent) perceive driving after drinking as very or extremely dangerous. However, almost 11 percent admitted to having done so in the past 30 days. Meanwhile, the survey found that 70 percent of respondents consider driving within an hour after […]

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A coalition of transportation construction industry and the business community this week announced the start of a new advertising campaign targeting Congressional members and touting the urgent need for investment in modern infrastructure. The Transportation Construction Coalition and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce-led Americans for Transportation Mobility issued a joint news release that said the […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity on June 13 for $292.7 million in discretionary grant funding through its new Port Infrastructure Development Program, which aims to support public coastal ports by improving the safety, efficiency, or reliability of goods movement into, out of, or within a port. [Above photo by […]

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The Federal Transit Administration approved two Capital Investment Grants in late June for transit projects in Minnesota and California; grants helping fund construction of a Bus Rapid Transit or BRT line in Minneapolis and boosting capacity of the Bay Area Rapid Transit or BART heavy rail system between the city of Oakland and downtown San […]

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Eight transportation projects from six western state departments of transportation received top honors in the first regional round of the 12th annual America’s Transportation Awards competition. The winners from the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials regional competition, announced on June 12, include: North Dakota Department of Transportation’s Pop-Up Demonstration Projects California Department […]

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Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., and other members of California’s House of Representatives delegation introduced H.R. 3193 on June 11, known as the “Transportation Emergency Relief Funds Availability Act,” to extend the regulatory deadline from two to six years for using highway and transit construction funds awarded through the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief program. Rep. Garamendi […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration awarded more than $326 million in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements or CRISI grants to fund 45 railroad projects in 29 states, with nine state departments of transportation receiving funds for 12 projects. FRA Administrator Ronald Batory noted in a statement on June 12 that the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation […]

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