March 2, 2021
  • 12:18 pm USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg: “Some Sort of Road Usage Levy Necessary”
  • 12:14 pm AASHTO President Sheehan Testifies Before Senate EPW Committee
  • 12:13 pm Cedric Richmond: Infrastructure Bill is the Next Order of Business
  • 12:10 pm Congressional Members Provide Surface Transportation Reauthorization Outlook
  • 12:08 pm Federal Modal Leaders Stress Synergy, Equity as Key Transportation Priorities

The Georgia Department of Transportation is using what are known as “hybrid beacons” to improve crosswalk safety for pedestrians. Also known as the High intensity Activated crossWalK or HAWK, these beacons are pedestrian-activated warning devices located on the roadside or on mast arms over mid-block pedestrian crossings signal both drivers and pedestrians attempting to cross […]

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A new and improved “Zipmobile” is expected to be deployed by the Hawaii Department of Transportation in November to manage a reversible “Zipper Lane” on the island of Oahu. [Above photo by HDOT.] The custom machine – built in Rio Vista, California, by Lindsay Transportation Solutions at a cost of more than $1.95 million – […]

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In conjunction with two private companies, the Minnesota Department of Transportation began testing a new asphalt additive on Oct. 13 along a stretch of Interstate 94 outside Albertville, Minn., near the MnROAD research facilities – an additive designed to help highway agencies and contractors use more recycled asphalt and less “virgin” products. [Above photo by […]

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The University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab at the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center hope to launch a pilot program in Seattle to see if broad deployment of non-proprietary parcel lockers located in “dense public spaces” such as transit stations can help alleviate traffic congestion. [Above photo by Matt Hagen.] SCTL said it identified […]

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The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board within the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments approved a new long-range transportation plan for the area surrounding the nation’s capital, dubbed Visualize 2045, by a vote of 29 to 2 on Oct. 17. [Above photo of Metrorail subway by VDOT.] The group said the new plan consists of more […]

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The Oregon Transportation Commission officially adopted on Oct. 2 the new Oregon Public Transportation Plan or OPTP that’s been in the works for two years – a plan designed to guide investments locally, regionally, and statewide in services such as fixed-route bus lines, door-to-door buses, streetcars, and light rail, plus intra-community transportation. Lucia Ramirez, principal […]

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The Iowa Department of Transportation recently announced that it is accepting grant applications through Nov. 9 this year for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act or DERA grant program – funds aimed at helping fleets replace aging diesel-powered equipment, including school buses, heavy- and medium-duty transit buses and trucks, as well as […]

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The image of a crack team of specialists rappelling down a cliff to whisk an endangered community away to a safe house, where they’ll live for two years until danger subsides in their native land, may seem like a plotline synopsis from Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan spy thriller series on Netflix, or maybe even the […]

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The work of the California Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Materials Teams – more commonly called “Hazmat Crews” – encompasses a range of activities from routine pre-planned work, such as soil remediation, to handling emergency incidents along major state thoroughfares, such as fuel spills following vehicle crashes. Caltrans considers them to be the “unsung heroes” of […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation began distributing more than $147.4 million in “state street aid” to 508 municipalities across the Tar Heel state on Sept. 26 – monies generated from North Carolina’s gas tax and other highway user fees via the Powell Bill fund – with another multi-million dollar allocation set to be sent […]

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