April 21, 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 American Road & Transportation Builders Association issued six regional reports on July 31 in support of California’s Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. State voters will consider a proposition on the November ballot that would repeal the law. ARTBA’s research indicates that SB 1 will generate between $9.7 billion […]

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation began moving forward with the second phase of its Rural Roads Safety Program on July 31; targeting an additional 446 miles of rural roadway for safety improvements in a bid to reduce vehicle crashes. “South Carolina’s fatality rate is the highest in the nation, and this program is attacking […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation issued $47.3 million in grants to fund 47 local bridge repair projects on July 31 as part of its Local Bridge, Future Needs or LBFN program, which is designed to help counties maintain local bridges in a state of good repair. Those are the largest bridge grant awards in […]

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation is planning to install more than 4,260 new “solar modules” on the 7th floor of the Terminal 1 parking garage – formerly the Interisland Terminal – at Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport; part of its effort to be “100 percent renewable energy reliant” by 2045. The agency said in […]

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Outgoing Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed an executive order on July 17 to conduct a “comprehensive assessment” of the state’s electronic tolling plan to ensure that out-of-state drivers “contribute their fair share” to the operation and maintenance of Connecticut’s highways and to also see if reducing gasoline taxes is a possibility. “During this past legislative session, […]

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The Missouri Department of Transportation is the latest state DOT to join a national effort aimed at eliminating human trafficking in the United States. As one of signatories to the Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking pledge – an initiative of the U.S. Department of Transportation that involves more than 200 transportation and travel industry stakeholders […]

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A six-year study of hot mix asphalt preventive maintenance techniques conducted by the Washington State Department of Transportation indicates that a range of “treatments” can effectively extend pavement life, using a combination of crack sealing, chip sealing and dig outs can extend pavement life for five years or more. The 115-page study aimed to determine […]

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The California Air Resources Board released an “inventory report” report on July 11 on greenhouse gas or GHG emissions in California and while CARB said GHG emissions in 2016 (the latest available year for data) dropped below 1990 levels for the first time in 14 years – “an achievement roughly equal to taking 12 million […]

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Crossings on the three tolled bridges connecting Louisville, Kentucky, and Southern Indiana reached new highs in the second quarter, according to data tracked by the RiverLink toll collection agency. There were 8.4 million total crossings on the bridges in April, May, and June, of this year, the firm said, marking the first time quarterly crossings […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and technology company Iteris organized a three-hour long “mobile workshop” on July 17 during the group’s 2018 Joint Policy Committee Meeting in Spokane, Washington, to explore that city’s growing bike infrastructure and highlight what can be done to foster its further development. Barb Chamberlain, the director […]

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