January 25, 2022
  • 11:36 am AASHTO Provides Feedback on FHWA IIJA Guidance
  • 11:34 am NTSB Video Series Examines V2X Technology Issues
  • 11:30 am USACE Targets Extra Funding for Maritime Infrastructure
  • 11:27 am Hutcheson Tapped to be FMCSA Deputy Administrator
  • 11:26 am FTA Awards Transit Grants to 36 Tribal Governments

To reduce the cost of corrosion and long-term maintenance expenses, the Michigan Department of Transportation is broadening its use of carbon fiber structural material on bridges statewide. [Above photo by the Michigan DOT] “Rusting of steel elements is the leading cause of deterioration in our bridges. Since carbon fiber is non-corrosive, we are eliminating that […]

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A new state transit program called “CTpass” and administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation seeks to offer group rates to eligible organizations to access public transportation services statewide, including rail and bus systems. [Above photo by CTtransit] Governor Ned Lamont (D) first proposed creating CTpass in early 2021 as part of ongoing efforts to support the […]

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In conjunction with several state agencies, including the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is spearheading an effort to reduce the amount of salts entering rivers, streams, and groundwater while also ensuring roads remain safe for winter travel. [Above photo by the Maryland DOT] MDE has been working for several […]

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The Maine Department of Transportation released an update to its $3.17 billion three-year transportation work plan that includes potential funding additions from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA signed into law in November 2021. [Above photo by the Maine DOT] “Action at the federal, state, and local levels may mean that […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation recently made $4 million in grants available through its “Safe Routes to School” program to fund infrastructure improvements such as pedestrian and bicycle crossing improvements, new or improved sidewalks, and bike racks and non-infrastructure activities such as walk to school days, bike rodeos, public awareness campaigns, or educational programs. [Above […]

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation is using light detection and ranging or LiDAR technology to help improve the efficiency and safety in the construction and maintenance of road projects statewide. Now, it is putting that technology into the air with drones. [Above photo by the Mississippi DOT] The agency said in a statement that LiDAR […]

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New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia are deploying a variety of technologies to help improve the efficiency and safety of commercial trucking operations within their borders. [Above photo by the New Jersey DOT] The New Jersey Department of Transportation recently implemented a real-time traffic alert system for commercial vehicle drivers that provides in-cab traffic congestion updates […]

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The Colorado Department of Transportation recently debuted a documentary called “Durango 550 – Path of the Ancestral Puebloans” to show how the agency worked with archaeologists and regional Native American tribes to document, study, and ultimately share the discoveries unearthed near Durango in southwest Colorado. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT] The archaeological excavation took […]

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W. Sheppard “Shep” Miller III will be Virginia’s next secretary of transportation once Republican Glenn Youngkin officially becomes the state’s governor on January 15. [Above image is of the Virginia state flag] Youngkin appointed Miller – currently a member of the Commonwealth Transportation Board – to the state’s transportation secretary position on January 7 and […]

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Margaret Anderson Kelliher (at right in above photo) is stepping down as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation to take on a new role as director of public works at the city of Minneapolis. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT] Governor Tim Walz (D) originally appointed Kelliher Minnesota DOT commissioner in December 2018. She […]

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