November 28, 2022
  • 12:10 pm AASHTO Files ‘Buy America’ Waiver Comments with USDOT
  • 12:06 pm Video: AASHTO’s Jim Tymon Talks IIJA Implementation
  • 12:00 pm States DOTs, USDOT Highlight Crash Responder Safety Week
  • 11:55 am FRA Issues ‘Priority’ Rail Project List for Northeast Corridor
  • 11:52 am AASHTO Offers Feedback on Vulnerable Road Users

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials filed two comment letters on November 17 regarding two “Buy America” waiver proposals issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation. [Above photo by AASHTO] While AASHTO expressed concern in both letters about the “rushed implementation” of these new requirements, the organization stressed that it “greatly appreciates” […]

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In this installment of the ‘On Time with Tymon’ video series, Jim Tymon (seen above) – executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – discusses the implementation progress to date on the one-year anniversary of passage of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA measure. [Above photo […]

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Officials from the Federal Highway Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently joined with emergency responders representing transportation, public works, law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, towing and recovery, and other rescue and emergency first responders to celebrate Crash Responder Safety Week in Washington, D.C. [Above photo […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration recently issued a list of priority projects for the Northeast Corridor or NEC – a railroad line spanning from Boston to Washington, D.C. – to provide a “systematic approach” for the improvement and development of this corridor, which serves as the commuter and intercity passenger rail backbone of the region’s railroad […]

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On November 4, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued notifications regarding the expiration of the 180-day “Buy America” waiver for construction materials and proposals for two waivers: one for ‘de minimis’ costs, small grants, and minor components and one for certain contracts and solicitations. [Above photo by USDOT] Those waivers relate to President Biden’s Executive Order […]

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With vote tallies nationwide still ongoing in the wake of the November 8 election, the Republican party could attain a narrow in the House of Representatives, though that result is not final. Meanwhile Democrats should retain control of the Senate. [Above photo by AASHTO] Apart from overall Congressional control, however, the outcome of several races […]

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The U.S. Maritime Administration – known as MARAD – recently disbursed more than $703 million to fund 41 projects in 22 states and one U.S. territory via its Port Infrastructure Development Program or PIDP. [Above photo by the Jacksonville Port Authority] That funding aims to boost port capacity and resilience, make freight operations more efficient, […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently provided feedback to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding its notice of proposed rulemaking issued on September 15, entitled “Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Program.” [Above photo by AASHTO] NHTSA proposed in its NPRM to revise performance management measurements where state highway […]

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The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials have elected Roger Millar (above left), secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation, as its 2022-2023 president during its 2022 Annual Meeting in Orlando. The board also elected Paul Ajegba (above right), director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, as […]

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Pete Buttigieg (seen above), secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, is looking to states for help in reducing what he describes as a “shocking” number of annual roadway fatalities. That is just one of the many points he made during a wide-ranging talk at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Association of State […]

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