November 28, 2022
  • 12:10 pm AASHTO Files ‘Buy America’ Waiver Comments with USDOT
  • 12:06 pm Video: AASHTO’s Jim Tymon Talks IIJA Implementation
  • 12:00 pm States DOTs, USDOT Highlight Crash Responder Safety Week
  • 11:55 am FRA Issues ‘Priority’ Rail Project List for Northeast Corridor
  • 11:52 am AASHTO Offers Feedback on Vulnerable Road Users

The Federal Highway Administration, along with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, recently made $1 billion in grants available over the next five years via a new “fish passage” program established by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA enacted in November 2021. [Above photo […]

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The Federal Highway Administration recently issued $18.4 million in “planning grants” as part of the first round of awards from its new Bridge Investment Program, created by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act enacted in November 2021. [Above photo by South Carolina DOT] Those early planning grants, going to 23 projects in 23 […]

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The Federal Highway Administration recently released $59.9 billion in fiscal year 2023 apportionments from the Highway Trust Fund for 12 formula programs to support critical infrastructure investments, including roads, bridges and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements. [Above photo by the Michigan DOT] States will be able to access a portion of these dollars […]

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The Federal Transit Administration plans to offer $600 million worth of competitive grants this year to replace aging railcars on subway systems as well as commuter and light rail networks, improving reliability, safety, and accessibility on the nation’s rail transit systems. The deadline for grant applications is January 5, 2023, the agency said. [Above photo by […]

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This episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast interviews Yassmin Gramian and Natasha Fackler, secretary and infrastructure implementation coordinator for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, respectively, about the state’s new anti-littering program. [Above photo by PennDOT] PennDOT helped launch the new program – formally entitled “PA Fights Dirty: Every Litter Bit Matters” […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation recently issued a new “handbook” for states that provides best practices for designing and constructing new truck parking facilities along the nation’s interstate system. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] “I’ve heard from countless truckers across the country about how the shortage of truck parking costs them time and money, […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration recently awarded over $4 million to support three state department of transportation projects in two states; projects aimed at upgrading and safeguarding railroad infrastructure. [Above photo by the Alaska DOT&PF] Those funds come through the FRA’s Special Transportation Circumstances program, which provides direct grants to states that lack intercity passenger rail […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation recently outlined key criteria that will guide disbursement of the $30 million available via its new “Thriving Communities” program, overseen in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. [Above photo by the USDOT] USDOT and HUD issued both a call for letters of interest from community leaders […]

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More than a quarter of adults aged 25 and older in the United States experience transportation “insecurity,” meaning they are unable to move from place to place in a safe or timely manner, according to research by the University of Michigan. [Above photo by FTA] Through the Transportation Security Index, developed by the university’s researchers, […]

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National passenger railroad operator Amtrak has pledged to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas or GHG emissions across its network by 2045. [Above photo by Amtrak] Amtrak said it plans to take the following actions, which would provide significant benefits to the customers and communities it serves: Achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2045: Begin with efforts to […]

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