September 22, 2021
  • 12:52 pm Infrastructure Bill Aligns With Key AASHTO Principles
  • 12:47 pm Seven Western State DOTs Win Regional Transportation Awards
  • 12:46 pm NTSB’s Homendy Touts ‘Safe System Approach’ for Roadways
  • 12:42 pm COVID-19 Recovery Funding Made Available by FTA
  • 12:39 pm Caltrans Helps Test Earthquake Detection System for Trains

An 81-page analysis of the $1.2 trillion “Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act” or IIJA passed by the Senate on August 10 and now winding its way through the House of Representatives finds it aligns with key principles espoused by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. [Editor’s note: the House’s Ways and Means […]

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Seven state departments of transportation in Arizona, California, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, and Utah earned regional recognition in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards competition for projects providing safer access to kids walking to school, removing a highway to reconnect a community, and creating a better way to inform motorists about weather events to […]

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From Louisiana and Mississippi to Pennsylvania and New York, state departments of transportation remain at the forefront of recovery efforts from Hurricane Ida – a Category 4 storm that has caused an estimated $50 billion-plus in damages to date. [Above photo by the Louisiana DOTD] Louisiana took the brunt of the storm and its 150-mile […]

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Securing surface transportation modes during disasters, including cyberattacks and pandemics, remains a major focus among federal, state, and local governments as well as among industry stakeholders. [Above photo by the NYC Transit Police] According to the Transportation Research Board – which is holding a Conference on Transformative Times in Transportation Security in November – while one size […]

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Numerous short- and long-term economic and quality-of-life benefits are poised to flow from the $1.2 trillion “Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act” or IIJA passed by the Senate on August 10, according to a survey of state departments of transportation conducted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. [Above photo by the Louisiana […]

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State departments of transportation in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio and Wisconsin earned regional recognition in the America’s Transportation Awards competition for eight projects that quickly restored safe access to a fire-damaged bridge, used drones to increase staff safety while also improving travel efficiency, and expanded a picturesque pedestrian and bike path to improve community […]

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The Federal Highway Administration held a briefing for state departments of transportation on August 26 regarding its contingency plans for an impending Highway Trust Fund cash flow shortfall due to a continuous and structural cash flow deficit since 2008. Further complicating HTF cash flow forecasts is the unusual receipt and outlay patterns created by the […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has officially opened the registration portal for its 2021 Annual Meeting, which it is holding October 26-30 in San Diego. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT] AASHTO’s Annual Meeting brings together experts from the public and private sector to share the latest in industry policy and […]

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Four state departments of transportation won six regional awards on August 18 during the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials virtual video presentation. [Above photo by PennDOT] Those four Northeastern state DOTs – based in Delaware, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania – earned regional recognition for transportation projects that provided safer multi-modal options around […]

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State departments of transportation from across the country are helping State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) and law enforcement agencies step up efforts to reduce drunk and drug-impaired driving ahead of and during the Labor Day holiday. [Above photo by the Colorado State Patrol] To address this persistent and growing highway safety problem, state DOTs, SHSOs, […]

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