January 27, 2022
  • 11:36 am AASHTO Provides Feedback on FHWA IIJA Guidance
  • 11:34 am NTSB Video Series Examines V2X Technology Issues
  • 11:30 am USACE Targets Extra Funding for Maritime Infrastructure
  • 11:27 am Hutcheson Tapped to be FMCSA Deputy Administrator
  • 11:26 am FTA Awards Transit Grants to 36 Tribal Governments

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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The Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety or ACTS and U.S. truckload carrier Schneider recently began pilot testing technology developed by the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety or DADSS program – a public-private partnership between global automakers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to invent, test, commercialize, and deploy new alcohol detection technologies in […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration plans to award $2.89 billion to 3,075 airports nationwide to fund runway, taxiway, safety, and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections, and roadway projects. [Above photo by WSDOT] That money comes from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law in November. The FAA said airports […]

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According to a new report by research nonprofit TRIP, the U.S. freight transport system needs more “reliability” and calls on states to make additional investments to improve the efficiency and condition of the country’s freight network to minimize supply chain disruptions. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] That report – dubbed The U.S. Freight Network’s […]

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The newly formed National Electric Highway Coalition – consisting of 51 investor-owned electric companies, an electric cooperative, and the Tennessee Valley Authority – seeks to build a national network of electric vehicle or EV fast charging ports to allow the public to drive EVs with confidence along major U.S. travel corridors by the end of […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is “generally supportive” of a rule proposed in October by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to develop a national migratory bird “incidental take mechanism” that also provides “flexibility” to state departments of transportation as construction seasons and bird breeding seasons vary across the country. […]

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The U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Transportation signed a memorandum of understanding on December 14 to create a Joint Office of Energy and Transportation to build out a national charging network for electric vehicles or EVs. [In above photo, U.S. Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm (left) and U.S. Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg ride […]

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