June 15, 2021
  • 10:42 am House T&I Approves 5-Year Surface Transportation Bill After Contentious 17-hour Mark Up
  • 10:40 am Nuria Fernandez Confirmed as FTA Administrator
  • 10:39 am Two-Year Rural Road Test Underway of Automated Shuttle Bus
  • 10:38 am U.S. Air Force Planning Rocket Cargo Delivery Study
  • 10:33 am FAA Issues Final Policy for Airport Solar Projects

Bill Panos (seen above), director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation, is the new president of the Western Association of State Highway Transportation Officials or WASHTO. [Above photo by the North Dakota DOT] Panos, who previously served as WASHTO vice president, took over as president of the organization on June 1. He replaces James […]

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The new “Florida Leads” $101.5 billion state budget signed by Governor Ron DeSantis (R) (seen above) on June 2 for fiscal year 2021-2022 provides a total of $10.3 billion to the Florida Department of Transportation. [Above photo via the Florida Governor’s Office] That $10.3 billion includes $9.44 billion for the State Transportation Work Program, which […]

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A University of Arkansas geotechnical engineer is collaborating with the Arkansas Department of Transportation to map subsurface conditions before road construction begins to identify issues early and help keep highway construction projects on track and on budget. [Pictured in above photo: Clint Wood, center right, and civil engineering graduate students Landon Woodfield, left, Salman Rahimi, […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to relocate a rare and endangered species of cactus growing near the Pinto Creek bridge replacement project along U.S. 60 near Globe-Miami; a project now expected to wrap up 2022. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] Initiated in 2018, this relocation effort is the latest step in a long-term partnership […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are co-hosting the state’s first-ever trails summit to demonstrate opportunities to create robust trail networks throughout the state. [Above photo by Visit NJ] Kicking off on September 1st, the month-long 2021 New Jersey Trails & Greenways Summit will be a free […]

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To mark its 70th year of operation, Washington State Ferries or WSF – a division of the Washington State Department of Transportation – unveiled a commemorative logo that will decorate all 21 vessels in its ferry fleet during 2021. [Above photo by WSDOT] In addition, the agency provided commemorative stickers throughout the first week of June to […]

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Brad White (seen above) is set to become the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation on July 1. He replaces Melinda McGrath, who served as the agency’s executive director for nearly 10 years until her retirement on March 31. Jeffrey Altman has been serving as Mississippi DOT’s acting executive director since April 1. […]

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently noted it has awarded more than $1 billion in construction project contracts since January: a sign that “Kentucky’s economy is surging ahead” as the COVID-19 pandemic recedes statewide. [Above photo by the KYTC] “Our transportation system, with thousands of bridges and thousands of miles of roadway, connects our communities, carries […]

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The Kansas Department of Transportation is providing more than $42 million to support 30 transportation projects statewide via the latest round of funding from its Cost Share Program for the spring 2021 construction season. [Above photo by the Kansas DOT] The agency noted that its Cost Share Program – a component of the state’s 10-year […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation released its first Statewide Pedestrian System Plan on May 26 – a plan that provides policy and investment guidance to improve places where people walk across and along Minnesota highways. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT] The plan identifies current priority areas for investments while laying out specific strategies to […]

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