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

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant this week signed a new infrastructure funding bill that was passed during a special legislative session on Aug. 30. Gov. Bryant had called for the special session focused on transportation infrastructure funding, resulting in the Mississippi Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2018 or MIMA that, among other things, will create a state […]

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Five Pennsylvania state agencies formalized an agreement on Aug. 28 to work together via the new Pennsylvania Traffic Incident Management Enhancement or PennTIME program, which aims to reduce the time needed to clear vehicle wrecks from state highways, improve first-responder safety, and keep traffic moving. “Traffic crashes and ‘struck-by’ incidents are the leading causes of […]

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao used multiple stops during a trip to Kentucky Aug. 23-24 to highlight a slew of grants worth nearly $80 million that have been issued to support airports, highways, inland waterways, and the purchase of electric buses in that state. First, Chao highlighted a more than $67 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America […]

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The California Transportation Commission recently approved more than $2 billion in funding for a range of transportation projects; 100 of which that are funded entirely or at least partly by $690 million from Senate Bill 1 or SB 1, also known as the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, with $1.3 billion approved for nearly 150 other […]

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Louis Gambaccini (above) who helped create the NJ Transit agency and served as its first chairman during a transportation career that spanned over five decades, died at his home in Skillman, New Jersey, on Aug. 19. He was 87 years old. “Lou Gambaccini’s dedication to transportation was in a class by itself,” noted New Jersey […]

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From Aug. 14 through Aug. 15, work crews from railroad companies Amtrak and CSX Transportation rebuilt four railroad “diamond” crossings at Wayne Junction near Wayne, Michigan – crossings jointly owned by the Michigan Department of Transportation and CSX. The agency said it paid 25 percent of the cost to replace those crossings – used by […]

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Photo: Illinois DOT. The Illinois Department of Transportation issued a formal request for information on Aug. 22 to private sector firms interested in partnering with the state to replace its aging highway lighting infrastructure with energy-efficient equipment that includes “smart technology. The Illinois DOT said that its proposed public-private partnership or P3 is also in […]

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To save money for the Idaho Transportation Department – and for taxpayers – to renovate two highway buildings stationed on U.S. 12 along remote portions of the Lochsa River, Roy Hill, District 2 structures and fleet manager for the agency, decided to get “creative” with the bidding process and form what he described in a […]

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Photo: PennDOT The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is boosting and expanding the use of high friction surface treatment or HFST pavement surface overlays on rural roadways with horizontal curves, steep grades, and at traffic intersection approaches as the agency is finding that it not only reduces a driver’s chances of losing control of his/her vehicle […]

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Photo: Wisconsin DOT A 68-page study released in May regarding the safety benefits of highway median cable barriers is expected to help the Iowa Department of Transportation expand the use of such safety devices to other divided roadways throughout the state. The Iowa DOT began installing median cable barriers in 2003 and they are now […]

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