March 2, 2021
  • 12:18 pm USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg: “Some Sort of Road Usage Levy Necessary”
  • 12:14 pm AASHTO President Sheehan Testifies Before Senate EPW Committee
  • 12:13 pm Cedric Richmond: Infrastructure Bill is the Next Order of Business
  • 12:10 pm Congressional Members Provide Surface Transportation Reauthorization Outlook
  • 12:08 pm Federal Modal Leaders Stress Synergy, Equity as Key Transportation Priorities

A new 73-page report authored by Steve Viscelli, a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania, and issued by Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and Working Partnerships USA on Sept. 5, projects that autonomous trucks could replace as many as 294,000 long-distance truck driving jobs over the next decade, […]

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Researchers with the Brookings Institution outlined in a blog post on Sept. 4 that ride-sharing programs, which include those using cars, bicycles, and electric scooters, along with self-driving vehicles can fill in “gaps” that exist in urban transportation networks – specifically public transit systems – though more detailed data is required to do so effectively. […]

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There are “highly distinctive profiles” developing regarding consumers who purchase electric vehicles or EVs, with those “profiles” driving potentially different sets of national, state and local policy goals, according to a new study recently published in the journal Transportation Research Part D: Transport and the Environment. The lead author of the study, Bradley Lane – […]

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A new 208-page climate report released by the advocacy group Global Commission on the Economy and Climate on Sept. 6 projects that world is expected to invest about $90 trillion on infrastructure up through 2030, with much of this investment expected to be “programmed” over the next two to three years, creating what its principal […]

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Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, and Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Brandye Hendrickson officially awarded a $90.2 million grant to the Idaho Transportation Department during an Aug. 29 ceremony to fund its I-84 Karcher Interchange to Franklin Boulevard project between Nampa and Caldwell, west of Boise. The funding, originally provided through the USDOT’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding […]

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The Federal Transit Administration noted on Aug. 29 that the Illinois Department of Transportation and Tennessee Department of Transportation officially received federal certification of their rail transit State Safety Oversight or SSO programs for their respective railway systems. The Illinois DOT provides safety oversight for the Chicago Transit Authority heavy rail system and is jointly responsible with […]

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In a blog post on Aug. 24, Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Brandye Hendrickson touted the long-term benefits of the Interstate 11 project near Boulder City, Nevada, located southeast of Las Vegas. The Nevada Department of Transportation in partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada recently completed the “first phase” of I-11 construction, she […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration awarded $616.9 million in airport infrastructure grants on Aug. 24 as part of a total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States that began being issued on June 8. This fourth increment of funding provides 242 grants to 226 airports and will fund 408 […]

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Photo: Arizona DOT. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to revise four specific areas of current hours-of-service or HOS rules governing commercial trucking operations in the United States – change that could impact state department of transportation fleets, especially if those fleets use the 100 air-mile short-haul exemption clause within those regulations. The agency […]

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Photo: Wildlife Highway Crossing Structure/Jeff Burrell A study conducted by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and Oregon State University using Wyoming Department of Transportation crash data confirmed that efforts to protect migrating pronghorn deer by installing eight “crossing structures” in combination with 8-foot-high roadway fencing along a nearly 12.5-mile long stretch of U.S. Highway […]

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