August 13, 2022
  • 2:06 pm Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over 5.9 GHz Spectrum Reallocation
  • 12:36 pm USDOT Issues Over $2B in New RAISE Grants
  • 12:33 pm AASHTO Comments on Clean Water Certification Rule
  • 12:30 pm FHWA, FTA Award $49M in Technology Grants
  • 12:29 pm FHWA Issues Final Retro-Reflectivity Pavement Rule

The District of Columbia Circuit Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America in 2021 to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from reallocating swaths of the 5.9-gigahertz (GHz) wireless communication spectrum to non-transportation uses. [Above photo by the D.C. Circuit […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded more than $2.2 billion in grants from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity or RAISE program to help urban and rural communities move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and intermodal transportation systems. [Above photo by the USDOT] Formerly known as the […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently provided comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in a nine-page letter regarding proposed changes to certain provisions of the Clean Water Act. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT] The specific changes in question regard a proposed Water Quality Certification Improvement Rule issued by EPA in […]

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The Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration issued a combined $49.2 million in technology grants through two separate yet related programs to improve “mobility and multimodal connections” for those using the U.S. highway and transit systems. [Above photo by the Alabama Governor’s Office] The two agencies said those grants apply to technologies ranging from […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation and Department of Energy announced on August 2 that all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico submitted electric vehicle or EV infrastructure deployment plans required to unlock the first round of $5 billion in formula funding provided through the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently commented on a request for information issued by the Federal Transit Administration on July 19 regarding a waiver of “Buy America” rules for passenger vans and minivans used in vanpool programs. [Above photo by WSDOT] FTA is proposing a partial general non-availability waiver of limited […]

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An agreement on new federal “reconciliation” legislation unveiled by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, (seen above at right) and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., (seen above at left) includes several climate and transportation-related funding measures, with a series of proposed grants and tax credits aimed at boosting equity, alternative vehicle purchases, and environmental review […]

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The Federal Highway Administration issued guidance on July 29 for a new $7.3 billion formula funding program created by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA enacted in November 2021 to help states and local communities better prepare for and respond to extreme weather events such as wildfires and flooding. [Above photo […]

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory or NREL is working to provide what it calls “integrated analysis” to the Federal Aviation Administration to help that agency create safety standards as well as efficiency and resiliency rules for airport infrastructure as electrified aircraft models are developed and deployed. [Above photo by the FAA] As new models of […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is providing $1.75 billion to make it easier for people with disabilities to board at some of oldest rail public transportation systems across the country. [Above photo by the FTA] The funding aims to help various public transit agencies retrofit subway stations so people who need an elevator or ramp – […]

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