January 19, 2022
  • 12:40 pm TRB Panel Examines Ways to Create Equity in Transportation
  • 12:36 pm TRB Panel Highlights Potential Impact of $1.2T IIJA
  • 12:32 pm Senate Confirms Bose as the 15th FRA Administrator
  • 12:31 pm Buttigieg Talks Equity, Safety in TRB Plenary Speech
  • 12:29 pm FHWA Launches $27B Bridge Formula Program

Dr. Shawn Wilson (seen above) – secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development – headlined a roundtable discussion at the Transportation Research Board’s 2022 annual meeting on January 11 in Washington D.C. entitled “State DOTs: Creating Pathways to Equity.” [Above photo by AASHTO] Wilson has made equity one of his key emphasis areas during his […]

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Roger Millar (seen above), secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation, headlined a panel discussion at the Transportation Research Board’s 2022 annual meeting on January 11 in Washington D.C. entitled “State DOTs Partnering to Deliver Public Benefits of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.” [Above photo by AASHTO] Millar – who serves as the […]

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By a vote of 68-29, the Senate confirmed Amitabha ‘Amit’ Bose (seen above) to be the 15th administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration on Jan. 12. Bose, nominated by the Biden administration to be FRA’s deputy administrator in January 2021, is the first person of South-Asian descent to lead the rail agency. [Above photo by […]

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg (seen above) addressed the attendees of Transportation Research Board’s 2022 Annual Meeting during the chair’s Plenary Session on January 12 – covering a wide array of topics, including equity, clean energy, road traffic safety, and infrastructure investments. [Above image via TRB] “I think research and innovation will be playing an […]

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A new report from the Mineta Transportation Institute says U.S. transit agencies need to improve their data management and data privacy practices as they are being targeted more frequently by cyberattacks. [Above photo by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority] That report – entitled Personal Data Protection as a Driver for Improved Cybersecurity Practices in U.S. Public […]

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This episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast focuses on the upcoming Transportation Research Board’s 2022 Annual Meeting, held in Washington D.C. January 9-13, along with a preview for the TRB Sustainability and Emerging Transportation Technology Conference taking place March 15-18 in Irvine, CA. For this podcast, Tim Sexton (seen above) – […]

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The 101st annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C., January 9-13, 2022, will feature U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as the keynote speaker for the plenary session. He will give opening remarks and then participate in a “fireside chat” on stage with the chair and vice chair of TRB’s Executive Committee. [Above […]

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The Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing new federal greenhouse gas or GHG emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks for model years 2023 through 2026 – establishing a 55 miles per gallon corporate average fuel economy or CAFE target for model year 2026 vehicles. [Above photo by Ford Motor Co.] The EPA expects its new […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has hired Jennifer Hall to be deputy director-chief of staff. Hall, who currently serves as executive vice president and general counsel for the American Trucking Associations, begins her new role at AASHTO on January 10, 2022. Hall will oversee the engineering, safety and mobility, publications, and […]

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The Federal Highway Administration noted in a statement on December 15 that it plans to provide $52.5 billion in apportioned funding for fiscal year 2022 to all 50 states and the District of Columbia via the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA signed into law in November. [Above photo by the West […]

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