June 6, 2020
  • 12:57 pm House T&I Releases Five-Year $494B Surface Transportation Bill
  • 12:56 pm EPW Hearing: Infrastructure Vital to Recovery, Social Equity
  • 12:55 pm Truckers Support Immediate Transportation Funding Infusion at Senate Hearing
  • 12:46 pm ETAP Podcast: Minnesota DOT’s Margaret Anderson Kelliher
  • 12:44 pm Executive Order Seeks to Speed Up Infrastructure Investments

The Federal Highway Administration is now soliciting submissions for its 2019 Environmental Excellence Awards, which are due by Sept. 14 this year. The agency noted that this biennial award is an “opportunity to recognize states, projects or individuals” who are making a critical difference in ensuring that highways and bridges help yet not hurt the […]

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According to an analysis by the Auto Insurance Center of the most recent fatality data available from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the United States averaged roughly one deadly crash related to road rage per day in 2016, with Indiana home to the most fatalities related to road rage and aggressive driving incidents, followed […]

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The Federal Transit Administration noted on July 25 that four more states – Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Wisconsin – have achieved federal certification of their rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) programs. With these four most recent certifications, 21 of 30 states and the 31 SSO programs covered by this rule are now in compliance, the […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration awarded $770.8 million in grants to 522 airports on July 27 to fund 949 infrastructure projects that include runways, taxiways, and terminals, as well as the acquisition of aircraft rescue, firefighting, and snow removal equipment. The agency said in a statement that this money is the “third increment” of grants issued via its […]

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The Trump administration nominated Joel Szabat to be the assistant secretary for aviation and international affairs within the U.S. Department of Transportation on July 31; a promotion from his current position as deputy assistant secretary for the office of aviation and international affairs. Szabat’s transportation career includes stints as executive director of the Maritime Administration […]

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A survey conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute for the American Public Transportation Association indicated that 80 percent of those it polled would support using their tax dollars for creating, expanding, and improving public transportation in their community, with a further 74 percent wanting Congress to increase spending on public transportation. “Americans understand that investment […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration is prepared to levy penalties against 13 railroads if they fail to implement positive train control or PTC safety systems by Dec. 31 this year. According to news reports, the agency said it would issue $27,904 in fines per violation to railroads that fail to meet PTC installation “milestones,” especially after […]

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A new study compiled by data platform management firm Populus indicates that the popularity of electric scooters as an urban transportation option continues to increase in major U.S. metropolitan cities. Yet one potential roadblock that might slow broader use of two-wheeled scooters is that most city and state laws do not allow them to operate […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) began accepting applications for several Fiscal Year 2019 State Aid programs on July 26, with applications being accepted from local municipalities though Oct. 8 this year for four main programs. First, the state’s $151 million Municipal Aid program is aimed at supporting walking and biking, with NJDOT’s goal […]

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Caitlin Hughes, director of the Federal Highway Administration’s office of freight management and logistics, noted in a presentation at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2018 Joint Policy Committee meeting in Spokane, Washington, on July 18 that a nationwide truck parking survey now expected to start this August is going to be […]

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