August 9, 2022
  • 12:34 pm Every State DOT Formally Submits EV Infrastructure Plans
  • 12:32 pm AASHTO Comments on FTA’s ‘Buy America’ Waiver Proposal
  • 11:52 am Video: Implementing Equity in the Transportation Industry
  • 11:50 am Nolen: FAA Seeks to be ‘Gateway, not Hurdle’ for AAM
  • 11:44 am Georgia DOT Advancing Key Mobility Program Projects

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published the initial round of data it has collected on autonomous vehicle or AV operations this week. The agency began collecting that data via a Standing General Order or SGO issued in June 2021. [Above photo by NHTSA] The agency issued two reports based on its initial round of AV data analysis […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration recently awarded more than $2 million in grants to 25 projects in 13 states supporting both trespass prevention activities and reducing railroad-related suicides on rail rights-of-way. [Above photo by the MBTA] Those awards represent the largest single funding announcement made in conjunction with the FRA’s National Strategy to Reduce Trespassing, which includes […]

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Eight state department of transportation projects in Alaska, California, Idaho, Texas, and Washington earned regional recognition in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition. [Above photo by WSDOT] The award contest honored those projects for creating a “compass” to guide active transportation development; providing a safe and reliable evacuation route for an island village; and developing a more […]

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Some $55 million worth of infrastructure improvements to the Amtrak passenger rail corridor linking Washington D.C. and New York are scheduled to occur this summer; part of a larger $130 million effort to improve the railroad’s Northeast Corridor, bring it up to a state of good repair and to enhance the overall customer experience. [Above […]

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The Federal Highway Administration recently issued $8.9 million to support 58 tribal transportation safety projects. That money is in addition to $120 million expected to flow to tribal governments in the coming years through the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund or TTPSF, which received a significant fiscal infusion from $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration recently issued 416 grants worth $518 million via the second round of Airport Improvement Program or AIP funding for a variety of projects, such as construction of new and improved airport facilities, repairs to runways and taxiways, maintenance of airfield elements like lighting or signage, and the purchase of operational or maintenance equipment. […]

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The U.S. Maritime Administration or MARAD recently added four new marine highway projects in North Carolina, Alaska, and Puerto Rico to its America’s Marine Highway Program or AMHP. Those designations mean those four projects can now apply for federal funding, MARAD said in a statement. [Above photo by the Alaska DOT&PF] That follows the designation […]

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is awarding over $463 million in grants via its Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program or MCSAP to states to reduce crashes, fatalities, and injuries involving commercial motor vehicles or CMVs. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT] FMCSA said that includes funding to state and local law enforcement agencies as […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently helped the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and Federal Highway Administration update, improve, and re-release an emergency declarations website for commercial trucking operators. [Above photo by CVSA] During an emergency, moving relief supplies efficiently to an affected area may require shippers to route through multiple jurisdictions. […]

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In this episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast, April Rai (seen above) – president and CEO of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials or COMTO) – provides an overview of efforts to promote equity in the transportation sector. [Above photo by COMTO] Though equity in transportation has become a major topic […]

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