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

A pilot program launched nearly two years ago to help reduce highway lighting costs is saving money for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. [Above photo by the Alaska DOT&PF.] The agency said in a statement on April 8 that electricity is a “significant part” of its central region operating budget, costing $2.2 […]

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A $175.5 billion fiscal year 2020 budget finalized by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) (seen above) and New York state lawmakers April 1 created a congestion pricing plan for New York City’s central business district, with the money generated from those congestion fees providing funds for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. [Above photo by Mike Groll/Office of […]

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority launched a one-year joint pilot program on April 1 that provides ride-hailing companies with a subsidy on a per-hour basis for every hour they make wheelchair-accessible vehicles or WAVs available for paratransit riders. [Above photo by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.] This program expands on a […]

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The Florida Department of Transportation will continue its suspension of the collection of SunPass and Toll-By-Plate fees and penalties until June 1 by order of Governor Ron DeSantis due to “delayed bills and billing errors” by Conduent, the contractor in charge of managing both systems. [Above photo via Wikimedia Commons.] The agency noted in a […]

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What’s being called a “historic funding agreement” between the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission and the Virginia Department of Transportation commits $3.56 billion to the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion project – an amount to be paid for via the Hampton Roads Transportation Fund from regional sales taxes and fuel taxes. [Above photo by VDOT.] The […]

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A new 54-page report crafted by the Southeast Partnership for Mobility – comprised of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority, and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation – highlights ways to reverse a falloff in transportation funding affecting the southeastern region of Pennsylvania. [Above photo of the Pennsylvania Turnpike via Wikimedia Commons.] Issued in late […]

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The South Dakota Transportation Commission has awarded 28 preservation, rehabilitation, and replacement bridge improvement grants – known as the BIG program – to 22 cities and counties across the state totaling approximately $13.93 million. The BIG program – created in 2015 by Senate Bill 1 – sets aside $7 million per year from funds generated […]

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State departments of transportation across the Midwest continue efforts to mitigate and repair damage to roads, highway, bridges, rails, and other modes of travel from severe flooding caused by rapid snow melt combined with heavy rains. [Above photo by the Nebraska National Guard.] President Trump issued federal disaster declarations for Nebraska on March 21 and […]

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Gov. Jim Justice (R) officially appointed Byrd White III (above left) secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation on March 26, while naming Jimmy Wriston (above right) as both acting commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Highways and WVDOT deputy secretary. Both are being tasked to carry out the governor’s push to make […]

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An annual survey conducted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group found that 44 percent of those polled in the five counties making up the San Francisco Bay Area said they are likely to move out in the next few years – with traffic congestion cited as one of the major reasons driving them away. [Above […]

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