April 21, 2021
  • 11:45 am Joint Letter to Congress Calls for ‘Generational’ Infrastructure Investment
  • 11:44 am EPW Hearing Focuses on Highway Trust Fund Solvency Solutions
  • 11:43 am President Biden’s Preliminary FY 2022 Federal Budget Released
  • 11:41 am House T&I Republicans Issue Infrastructure Modernization Bill
  • 11:38 am USDOT Making $1B in Grants Available via RAISE Program

The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to invest $1.92 billion into 956 transportation projects during the 2021 construction season to help improve statewide safety and mobility. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT.] The agency said its 2021 construction program includes improvements to 876 bridges and 4,596 miles of pavement, with 96 cents of every dollar […]

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More than 200 road and bridge projects aimed at improving safety plus travel efficiency statewide are on deck for 2021 construction season, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT.] In addition, the agency plans to oversee safety and infrastructure improvements to 51 additional multimodal projects, which are airport, port, […]

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The Illinois Department of Transportation is making $110 million in grant funding available via the Rebuild Illinois capital plan to improve public ports across the state and is now seeking proposals to help modernize and revitalize the state’s marine transportation system. [Above photo by the Illinois International Port District.] All 19 public port districts in […]

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation received high marks across many of its services in the agency’s 2020 Customer Satisfaction Survey, conducted every two years by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center. [Above photo by the Wyoming DOT.] The survey highlighted numerous areas that trended upward or remained consistent in terms of satisfaction […]

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently issued more than $99 million to municipalities across the state to support a variety of local transportation projects – money that comprises second quarter General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids payments for 2021. [Above photo by the Wisconsin DOT.] “The work we do with local governments across […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is now accepting applications from municipalities across the state for its 2021 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative, which seeks to support the development of comprehensive bicycle or pedestrian plans. The deadline for applications is June 30. [Above photo by the NCDOT.] In terms of specifics, NCDOT said in a […]

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Governor Janet Mills (D) (seen above) recently signed an executive order accelerating Maine’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by calling for the creation of a “clean transportation roadmap” this December to highlight how the state can increase the number of electric vehicles or EVs operating on its roads by 2030. [Above photo by the […]

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) and the Michigan Department of Transportation recently launched an online dashboard to track the status of road projects underway as part of the governor’s Rebuilding Michigan program and provide information about them to the public. [Above photo by the Michigan DOT.] “As we continue to invest in better roads and bridges under the Rebuilding Michigan program, this new dashboard will be […]

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In this episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast, Shoshana Lew (seen above) – executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation – discusses the critical role state DOTs are playing in helping electrify the nation’s transportation system. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT.] Prior to heading the Colorado DOT, Lew worked […]

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The Minnesota Governor’s Advisory Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles or CAVs released a 20-page annual report on April 5 updating the state’s readiness for CAV technology and highlighting its major CAV efforts in 2020. [Above image from the Minnesota DOT.] The Minnesota Department of Transportation, which co-chairs that council, noted in a statement that […]

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