September 28, 2022
  • 11:42 am State DOTs Share IIJA Implementation Views at Hearing
  • 11:34 am NHTSA: Second Quarter Crash Fatalities Projected to Decline
  • 11:31 am Four Federal Agencies Plan Broad GHG Reduction Push
  • 11:30 am USDOT Joins Disadvantaged Business Support Effort
  • 11:27 am NTSB’s Homendy: V2X Technology is Vital for Safety

Twelve years ago, the U.S. Senate officially created National Pollinator Week as a way to focus on supporting the species of ants, butterflies, beetles and other wildlife that are responsible for helping pollinate more than 80 percent of the world’s flowering plants. To that end, state departments of transportation highlighted their efforts to support pollination, often by […]

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On the heels of the introduction of legislation to support a four-year, $4.5 billion infrastructure spending plan called “Restore Pennsylvania,” Governor Tom Wolf (D) (seen above) highlighted the release of several white papers that highlight the plan’s potential economic benefits – especially where transportation is concerned. “Over the last six months I’ve been traveling across […]

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On June 7, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) (seen above) signed into law a funding bill that authorizes $200 million in Chapter 90 transportation funds to be spent on municipal transportation projects across the state. According to a statement from the governor’s office, the new Chapter 90 funding measure requires cities and towns to submit […]

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A draft of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s 2020-2024 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program or STIP is now open for a 30-day public review and comment period – a strategy blueprint that estimates annual roadway and bridge construction costs will average $924 million annually for its five-year planning period. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT.] Yet […]

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The passage of the six-year, $45 billion “Rebuild Illinois” capital plan in early June by the Illinois legislature and signed by Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker (D) will increase the state’s tax on diesel and gasoline from 19 cents per gallon to 38 cents per gallon and index it to inflation – all part of an […]

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On June 5, The Maryland Board of Public Works gave the green light to an $11 billion public-private partnership or P3 project designed to relieve traffic congestion on I-495 and I-270 – a program described as “the largest highway public-private partnership of its kind in the world” in a statement by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan […]

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Instead of demolishing and hauling away an 8.5-million-pound boulder that contributed to the destruction of a section of Colorado Highway 145 between Cortez and Telluride on May 26, the Colorado Department of Transportation is instead going to re-route the roadway around it – and save $200,000 in the process, according to news reports. [Above photo […]

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As the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially gets underway, the Mississippi Department of Transportation is making a concerted effort to remind residents, businesses, and community organizations across south Mississippi to have a preparedness plan in place before a storm threatens the Mississippi Gulf Coast. [Above photo via the Mississippi DOT.] That effort includes engaging in […]

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) initiated a new multi-agency effort on June 3 to “build out the necessary infrastructure” to support higher levels of electric vehicle or EV ownership within the state – with the aim to register 330,000 zero emission vehicles or ZEVs in New Jersey by 2025. [Above photo by Curtis Hill, […]

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California Department of Transportation Director Laurie Berman (seen above) is planning to retire on June 29, closing the books on a 36-year career at the agency. “I have decided it is time to retire,” Berman said in a May 28 email to Caltrans’ staff. “I have loved everything about the past 36 years, from my […]

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