July 27, 2021
  • 10:07 am AASHTO, NRDC Urge Congress to “Go Big” on Transportation
  • 9:59 am AASHTO Seeks Flexible Use of ARP Funds for State DOTs
  • 9:46 am AAA: Road Travel Dropped Drastically during COVID-19
  • 9:42 am Microtransit Could Help Expand Traditional Transit Service
  • 9:35 am FHWA Providing AID Demonstration Program Grants

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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The Federal Transit Administration issued two final rules on July 18 that, according to an agency statement, aim to “strengthen the safety of public transportation systems.” The first is the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan rule – which takes effect July 19, 2019, with full compliance expected within one year of that date – requires […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for its Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements or CRISI program on July 19 that includes more than $318 million in grant monies. FRA said in a statement that this specific NOFO will help fund projects aimed at improving intercity passenger and freight rail transportation […]

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In written testimony offered before the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness on July 18, Kurt Nagle, president and CEO of American Association of Port Authorities, stressed that – in order to be competitive in the 21st century global economy – the United States “needs a national multi-modal freight network” […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration announced on July 16 it will award $659.8 million in airport infrastructure grants as part of $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program or AIP funding for airports across the U.S. In a statement, the agency said this “second increment” of AIP funding – highlighted in a 16-page document – provides 450 […]

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An annual survey conducted by the National Asphalt Pavement Association in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration over the last nine years found that “warm-mix asphalt” made up nearly 39 percent of all asphalt pavement mixtures produced in the United States in 2017. The survey – conducted in the first quarter of 2018 with 238 […]

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The Federal Highway Administration provided Wisconsin with $1 million and Michigan with $2 million in emergency relief funds on July 2 and July 3, respectively, to help begin repairs on roads and bridges damaged by floods triggered by heavy rains back on June 16-17. The Gogebic, Houghton, and Menominee counties in the western Upper Peninsula […]

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