January 21, 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

Michigan and Ontario are collaborating on what they describe as a “first-of-its kind technology initiative” to create a “commercial drone skyway” between them, as well as in southeast Michigan and any other suitable location within Michigan’s borders. [Above photo by Thales USA] The Michigan Department of Transportation is one of several state agencies that will […]

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The governors of North Carolina and Connecticut recently issued executive orders that mandate the formation of “clean transportation” plans to reduce greenhouse gas or GHG emissions in their respective states. [Above photo by the NCDOT] Governor Roy Cooper (D) issued an executive order on January 7 that includes a directive to the North Carolina Department […]

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The Maryland Transit Administration – a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation – recently unveiled a draft of its Statewide Transit Plan designed to provide a “roadmap” for a “comprehensive, connected transit system” for current and future riders. The agency is accepting public feedback on the draft of this plan through February 18. [Above […]

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A research team led by Iowa State University and funded in part by the Iowa Department of Transportation is developing a new navigation system to aid the state’s snowplow operators. [Above photo by the Iowa DOT] “That person operating the snowplow in the snow is facing so much workload and stress,” explained Anuj Sharma, a […]

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In late December 2021, Governor Larry Hogan (R) made three cabinet appointments, including the naming of James Ports, Jr., (seen above) as secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the Maryland DOT] Ports succeeds Greg Slater, who is slated to become executive director and CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough County Expressway Authority […]

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Governor Kathy Hochul (D) announced in early December 2021 that her administration is providing $216.2 million in “enhanced assistance” to 88 local governments for the rehabilitation and replacement of bridges and culverts statewide. [Above photo by the NYSDOT] This funding – provided through the New York’s “BRIDGE NY” initiative, administered by the New York State […]

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The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety and South Dakota Department of Revenue, launched an effort in December 2021 to update the state’s SDTruckInfo website: an online repository of South Dakota trucking information, including special load permits, emergency notices, and other details. [Above photo by the South […]

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A study issued by the Illinois Department of Transportation in December 2021 notes that airports play a vital role in the state’s economy, reinforcing the importance of aviation on the state’s multimodal transportation system to promote mobility, supply chain movement, job creation and local quality of life. [Above photo by the Illinois DOT] That report […]

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation recently issued $8.9 million for municipalities, Councils on Aging, nonprofit organizations, and other entities via its Community Transit Grant Program. [Above photo by MassDOT] The agency said this annual competitive grant program awards funds for transit operating costs, mobility management, or new capital investments. “Community Transit Grants provide critical funding […]

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Alabama, Connecticut, and Oklahoma are pushing forward on a variety of railroad development and safety programs. [Above photo via Wikipedia Commons] Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) announced a plan on January 4 to create the “A-USA Corridor” – a proposed $231.6 million program of railroad projects to upgrade economic development infrastructure in central and southern […]

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