April 17, 2021
  • 11:45 am Joint Letter to Congress Calls for ‘Generational’ Infrastructure Investment
  • 11:44 am EPW Hearing Focuses on Highway Trust Fund Solvency Solutions
  • 11:43 am President Biden’s Preliminary FY 2022 Federal Budget Released
  • 11:41 am House T&I Republicans Issue Infrastructure Modernization Bill
  • 11:38 am USDOT Making $1B in Grants Available via RAISE Program

The construction of the new Rock Creek Bridge to replace a culvert on US-20 recently won an engineering excellence award from the American Civil Engineers Council of Idaho – an award shared by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and Jacobs Engineering. [Above photo by ITD.] The new bridge now allows wildlife to pass under the […]

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development recently implemented a new policy for its field crews to pick up trash in the footprint where they work for the day. [Above photo by the Louisiana DOTD.] Called the ‘Take 10’ campaign, it commits agency work crews to take 10 minutes per day at their job sites […]

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The Illinois Department of Transportation provided $7 million worth of grants on April 5 to help support 21 projects statewide that upgrade roads to accommodate local truck traffic – leveraging a total investment of $36 million that will help create jobs and boost economic activity in communities throughout Illinois, the agency said. [Above photo by […]

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Five North Carolina students earned top honors in the 2021 National Aviation Art Contest; awards that offer them a chance to compete in an international art contest. [Above photo by NCDOT of art by Anish Upadhyaya.] After placing first, second, or third across the three age categories in the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s State […]

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Jeffrey Altman (seen above) officially became acting executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation on April 1. Appointed by the Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC), he replaces Melinda McGrath, who retired on March 31 after a 36-year career with the agency. [Above photo via the Mississippi DOT.] The commission noted it has launched a nationwide […]

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The Commonwealth of Virginia finalized agreements with Amtrak, CSX, and Virginia Railway Express so it can officially launch a $3.7 billion investment to expand and improve passenger, commuter, and freight rail in Virginia while also creating a “vital connection in America’s national rail network” between the Northeast and Southeast corridors. [Above photo via the Virginia […]

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A New York plan to charge tolls for driving into and through Midtown Manhattan got some good news from the federal government in the form of a quicker environmental review of its congestion-pricing proposal. [Above photo by the NYC DOT.] The Federal Highway Administration sent a letter on March 30 to the New York State […]

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation unveiled its first-ever statewide Strategic Plan for Connected and Automated Vehicles or CAVs on March 29 to help advance multimodal CAV-related services and infrastructure to address both current and evolving transportation needs. [Above photo by CT Fastrak.] “Over the next few decades, advancing CAV technologies has the potential to drastically change mobility […]

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Reduced travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic decreased state motor fuel tax or MFT revenue for Illinois by $308 million, according to a 16-page report issued March 25 by the non-profit Illinois Economic Policy Institute. [Above photo by the Illinois DOT.] That decline is poised to affect, among other things, the six-year $45 billion Rebuild […]

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Following a nearly three-month wait, the Colorado Department of Transportation said it is now using its own buses to provide Bustang Outrider service for passengers traveling between northwestern Colorado and Denver. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT.] The route – operated seven days a week, including holidays, with fares priced at 17 cents per mile […]

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