January 15, 2021
  • 12:03 pm Infrastructure Investment Key to Economic Recovery, Groups Say
  • 12:00 pm GHSA Finds Uptick in Traffic Fatality Rate ‘Troubling’
  • 11:56 am AASHTO Expresses Concern over FCC’s 4.9 GHz Plan
  • 11:54 am State DOT Reports Highlight Importance of Airport Investment
  • 11:49 am USDOT Issues Highway/Rail Crossing Safety Grants
 

The Delaware state senate confirmed Nicole Majeski as secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation on January 13. [Above image via the Delaware Governor’s Office.] Governor John Carney (D) nominated Majeski – who served as the deputy secretary for Delaware DOT since 2011 – to be the agency’s secretary following the retirement of Jennifer Cohan […]

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Jeff Marootian, the director of the District of Columbia’s Department of Transportation, is being tapped by the Biden-Harris administration to serve as special assistant to the President for climate and science agency personnel according to a statement. [Above photo by the District DOT.] Marootian – who currently serves on the U.S. Department of Transportation Agency […]

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The Utah Department of Transportation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 14 to celebrate a soon-to-be-opened pedestrian bridge connecting the Utah Valley University with the Utah Transit Authority’s Front Runner Orem Central Station – the largest such bridge in the state. [Above photo by the Utah DOT.] The Utah DOT added that its work crews […]

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently released a time-lapse video recounting the six-week emergency repair effort to re-open the Brent Spence Bridge. [Above photo by the KYTC.] The KYTC closed the bridge following a truck crash and fire on November 11, 2020, that damaged its decking and steel beam supports. The bridge re-opened on December 22, […]

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The Nevada Department of Transportation started work on the final $155 million phase of the Centennial Bowl interchange project where U.S. Highway 95 meets the 215 Beltway in northwest Las Vegas on January 11. [Above graphic via the Nevada DOT.] The project will build-out the remaining three ramps needed to finish the system-to-system interchange that […]

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For his ongoing work in support of economic growth along the Arizona-Mexico border, the Nogales Santa Cruz Port Authority recently presented John Halikowski (seen above), director of the Arizona Department of Transportation, with its ‘Friend of the Border’ award. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT.] Previous award recipients include the late Will Brooks, director of […]

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Annual ridership aboard Washington State Ferries plunged to 14 million customers in 2020 – a drop of 41 percent or 10 million riders compared to 2019, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. [Above photo by WSDOT.] That is the lowest yearly ferry ridership level since 1975, the agency added in a statement – […]

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The Alabama Department of Transportation is awarding nearly $46 million to cities and counties across the state to fund 27 local road and bridge projects. [Above photo by the Alabama DOT.] Of those awarded projects, 20 were from cities and counties putting forward local funds, for a total of approximately $15.7 million. However, matching funds […]

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Puerto Rico’s Governor-elect Pedro Pierluisi has appointed Eileen Vélez Vega (at left above) as the first female secretary of Puerto Rico’s Department of Transportation. Meanwhile, newly installed Montana Governor Greg Gianforte (R) named Malcolm “Mack” Long (above at right) to lead the Montana Department of Transportation. According to news reports, Vélez Vega has more than […]

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This episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast shines a light on the Transportation Research Board’s 100th annual meeting and the changes going on behind-the-scenes at TRB to prepare for the mobility challenges of the future. Featuring Martin Palmer – engineering services manager for the Washington State Department of Transportation and co-chair […]

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