July 26, 2021
  • 10:07 am AASHTO, NRDC Urge Congress to “Go Big” on Transportation
  • 9:59 am AASHTO Seeks Flexible Use of ARP Funds for State DOTs
  • 9:46 am AAA: Road Travel Dropped Drastically during COVID-19
  • 9:42 am Microtransit Could Help Expand Traditional Transit Service
  • 9:35 am FHWA Providing AID Demonstration Program Grants

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office recently launched a new ZeroDeathsMD.gov website, designed to provide easier access to statewide crash data, resources and toolkits to highlight state roadway safety programs and safety themes, as well as general information for law enforcement agencies, grantees, partners and all road users. [Above graphic via the Maryland DOT] The […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation recently rolled out a new an anti-litter campaign aimed at summer travelers – the main component of which will be aerial banner flown over the 147 miles of coastline between Cape May and Sandy Hook known as the Jersey Shore with the message “Please Don’t Trash Our Garden State.” […]

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To provide electric vehicles or EVs with the ability to recharge their power supply wirelessly while “on the go,” the Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University plan to test a new material called “magnetizable concrete.” [Above photo by Magment GmbH] Developed by German startup Magment GmbH, the material should enable wireless charging of EVs […]

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation is participating in a global research effort spearheaded by United Against Slavery or UAS to fight human trafficking via the 2021 National Outreach Survey for Transportation or NOST. [Above image via UAS] More than 100 contributors including 59 oversight agencies from Canada, Brazil, the Netherlands, and the United States […]

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With help from federal COVID-19 relief funding, the Texas Transportation Commission recently approved $89 million to support rural and urban transit services in more than 96 percent of the state’s land area, serving 41 percent of the state’s population. [Above photo by Texas Transit Association] That funding – comprised of $35 million in state funds […]

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Roughly $110 million in funding from the Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation Alternatives Program and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program aims to support community-based transportation investments across New York – strengthening the “cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects” of local and regional transportation systems, while promoting safety and mobility. [Above photo via the New York Governor’s Office] The New […]

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The Illinois Department of Transportation is preparing to get six long-term transportation improvement projects worth $95 million underway in central Cook County, while readying $110 million in transit grants for disbursement. [Above photo by the Illinois DOT] “These projects represent a significant investment in central Cook County and are a big step forward in our […]

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Three North Carolina students – all from the same hometown – earned top honors in the 2021 International Aviation Art Contest. “This is truly amazing,” said Eric Boyette, secretary for the North Carolina Department of Transportation, in a statement. [Above artwork image courtesy of NCDOT] “It is a real testament to the great, home-grown talent […]

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority plan to construct up to 4.8 miles of bus lanes and other pro-transit infrastructure upgrades across Metro Boston this summer to improve bus speed and reliability as the region re-opens from COVID-19 pandemic-related regulations. [Above photo by the MBTA] The two agencies said those […]

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Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board recently approved the fiscal year 2022 budgets for the Commonwealth Transportation Fund, the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Department of Rail and Public Transportation or DRPT, and the Six-Year Improvement Program, which allocates $24 billion to highway, rail, and public transportation projects between FY 2022 and 2027. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT] “The budgets and […]

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