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 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation issued its very first Dismantling Systemic Racism and Inequities or DSRI report, which evaluates the agency’s diversity and inclusion efforts, structural racism in the state’s transportation system, while evaluating programs and initiatives that could help support more equitable transportation in Pennsylvania. [Above photo by PennDOT] “Race and transportation have long been […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation has unveiled a bicycling and pedestrian “framework” to advance statewide development of active transportation over the next five years. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] The agency said its new Walk.Bike.Ohio plan – constructed over the last two years based on input from local governments, other state agencies, and the public – […]

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A new report highlights ongoing changes in transportation needs across Massachusetts as the state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. [Above photo via the Massachusetts Governor’s Office] Issued July 13 and dubbed the “Future of Work Report,” the study – commissioned by Governor Charlie Baker (R) (seen above) – explores what the implications of COVID-19 might […]

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The California Department of Transportation recently released a video detailing how its engineers fixed washed-out section of Highway 1 near the heart of Big Sur in Monterey County in only 86 days. [Above photo by Caltrans] Three days of heavy rains spawned a river of mud, boulders, and fire debris on January 28 that overwhelmed […]

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The New York State Department of Transportation unveiled a draft of the Environmental Impact Statement or EIS for the $1.9 billion Interstate 81 Viaduct Project; a project that seeks to remove the elevated structure dividing the City of Syracuse and replace it with an integrated “Community Grid.” [Above image via the NYSDOT] That “grid” would […]

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Reducing fatalities among pedestrians and improving safety for all travelers is the focus of a new statewide safety campaign launched by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT] The theme for this campaign – “Let’s Move Safely Together” – highlights safety tips that remind people to use extra caution when driving […]

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Governor Laura Kelly (D) noted on July 9 that Kansas plans to provide $776 million to 24 statewide highway projects as part of a transportation infrastructure investment plan originally unveiled in 2020. [Above photo by the Kansas DOT] “Expanding and modernizing our highways will enhance accessibility and road safety to recruit new businesses and families […]

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Climate change is causing “real, costly impacts” to the nation’s transportation infrastructure, according to Margaret Anderson Kelliher (seen above), commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. [Above image via Select Committee on Climate Crisis broadcast] Anderson Kelliher – who also serves as chair of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on the […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation recently helped open the new 54-mile-long Quaker Heritage Scenic Byway that seeks to foster a “new awareness” of cultural and historical diversity in rural southwest Ohio with stops along the way telling the story of Quakers who migrated to the region from the late 18th to the late 20th centuries. [Above photo via […]

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In this episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast, Matthew Quirey (seen above) – a  landscape design and research fellow with The Ray – explains how roadside landscapes, more often termed the “right-of-way,” are now being viewed as “habitat assets” instead of maintenance burdens among state departments of transportation. [Above photo via […]

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