August 14, 2022
  • 2:06 pm Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over 5.9 GHz Spectrum Reallocation
  • 12:36 pm USDOT Issues Over $2B in New RAISE Grants
  • 12:33 pm AASHTO Comments on Clean Water Certification Rule
  • 12:30 pm FHWA, FTA Award $49M in Technology Grants
  • 12:29 pm FHWA Issues Final Retro-Reflectivity Pavement Rule

Gov. Tom Wolf (D) presented a team made up of Office of Administration and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation employees a Governor’s Award for Excellence on May 20 today for creating a mobile application that will help increase PennDOT’s productivity by an estimated $7.5 million a year. [Above photo via Pixabay.] The mobile app streamlines and […]

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On May 16, the New Jersey Department of Transportation in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority awarded nearly $20 million in 27 federal grants to local communities under the Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives Set-Asides programs. [Above photo by Jim Henderson via Wikimedia Commons.] The SRTS, established in 2005, encourages children – including those with […]

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The Iowa Department of Transportation unveiled a draft of a five-year transportation plan on May 14 that projects $3.5 billion will be available for highway construction between fiscal year 2020 and 2024, with 55 percent of those funds planned for investment in rural areas – monies generated in part by a fuel tax increase passed […]

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National passenger rail operator Amtrak and NJ Transit plan to jointly invest $31 million to improve railroad infrastructure along the Northeast Corridor in New Jersey and to conduct renewal work throughout spring and summer 2019 as part of their ongoing partnership. According to a statement on May 14, that work will be conducted throughout New […]

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The Utah Department of Transportation recently installed new radar-equipped wildlife crossing signs along a one-mile section of the State Route 73 highway near Eagle Mountain; an area that’s witnessed nearly 100 deer-related collisions over the last four years. The signs are equipped with light emitting diodes or LEDs that flash when wildlife are detected in […]

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At a press event on May 10, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont (D) vowed to fix “notorious problem areas of traffic congestion” as part of a sought-after transportation funding measure, specifically focusing on Exit 29 on I-91 northbound in Hartford. He noted at the event that Exit 29 is one of several being targeted by the […]

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Governor Steve Bullock (D) of Montana (seen above) signed into law $400 million worth of infrastructure legislation on May 10, shortly before announcing his candidacy for the U.S. presidency. “These long-term investments in every corner of Montana will have a lasting impact that allow urban and rural communities to sustain strong economic growth,” Gov. Bullock […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation activated self-driving shuttle bus service on May 15. Dubbed the “Little Roady Shuttle,” the experimental service will operate seven days a week along a 12-stop, 5.3-mile circuit from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. between Olneyville Square and Providence Station. The agency said in a statement that the “wait time” […]

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More than 500 high school students attended the Oregon Department of Transportation’s annual Construction and Utilities Career Day in early May; an event designed to afford students the opportunity to operate heavy equipment in a controlled, safe environment and talk one-on-one with contractors, utilities, state agencies, two- and four-year colleges and trade apprenticeship programs. “As […]

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) nominated Marie Therese Dominguez on May 6 to be commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation. Dominguez – a 20-year veteran of the transportation industry, with experience in water and energy infrastructure, safety, and logistics – most recently served as administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration […]

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