June 30, 2022
  • 1:21 pm Biden Endorses Temporary Suspension of Federal Gas Tax
  • 1:17 pm Logistics Report Highlights Freight Infrastructure Needs
  • 12:48 pm NASA Building Air Mobility ‘Information Infrastructure’
  • 12:47 pm FTA Supporting Projects for ‘Underserved Groups’
  • 12:43 pm Tony Tavares Appointed Caltrans Director

In a statement released June 22, President Biden (seen above) called for a three-month federal gas tax “holiday” to “give Americans a little extra breathing room” as gas prices remain around $5 per gallon. [Above photo via the White House] The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials helped spearhead efforts earlier this year […]

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The 2022 “State of Logistics” report – unveiled June 21 at a press event in Washington, D.C. – indicates that the cost of storing, handling, and financing business inventories is rising steeply in the United States, with “residual challenges” from the COIVID-19 pandemic  continuing to “disrupt and damage” supply chain capacity. [Above photo by Penske […]

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Transportation officials, at both the federal and state level, believe equity initiatives in the transportation sector are a way to not only improve access and opportunity for all communities but also address wrongs created by infrastructure projects in the past. [Above photo by AASHTO] That’s the general view shared during a “knowledge session” sponsored by […]

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A demonstration project on MD 367, a two-lane road in Bishopville on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, tested a combination of enforcement, engineering, and public outreach efforts to reduce speeding. [Above photo by IIHS] That project reduced average speeds by 9 percent, alongside a 78 percent reduction in the odds that a vehicle exceeded the speed limit […]

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Dr. Shawn D. Wilson (seen above) – secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and 2021-2022 president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – believes traffic culture needs to undergo serious change in order to reverse an ongoing increase in U.S. roadway fatalities. [Above photo by AASHTO] Testifying at […]

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The Federal Highway Administration issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on June 9 to outline minimum standards and requirements for projects funded via the five-year $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure or NEVI formula program launched in February. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] That rulemaking seeks to support the build out of a national EV charging […]

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As part of its comprehensive strategy to support accessibility across all modes of transportation for all travelers, the U.S. Department of Transportation is providing $27 million to four projects that seek to improve transportation and access for those with physical challenges. [Above photo by the Georgia DOT] That funding supports the implementation of Phases 2 […]

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On June 10, the Federal Highway Administration issued its first notice of funding opportunity for the new five-year $12.5 billion Bridge Investment Program established by the $1.2 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA enacted in November 2021. [Above photo by the South Carolina DOT] FHWA said nearly $2.4 billion is available through this new program […]

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Making “resilience analysis” a cornerstone of the infrastructure decision-making process is becoming a key focal point for state departments of transportation and federal transportation agencies alike. [Above photo by AASHTO] That is the view espoused by a panel of state DOT and federal agency executives convened during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration issued more than $368 million in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements or CRISI grants on June 2 to 46 projects in 32 states and the District of Columbia. [Left to right in above photo: Gov. Roy Cooper (D), FRA Administrator Amit Bose, NCDOT Sec. Eric Boyette. Photo by NCDOT.] The […]

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