April 23, 2021
  • 8:48 am Republicans Reveal Five-Year $568B Infrastructure Proposal
  • 11:45 am Joint Letter to Congress Calls for ‘Generational’ Infrastructure Investment
  • 11:44 am EPW Hearing Focuses on Highway Trust Fund Solvency Solutions
  • 11:43 am President Biden’s Preliminary FY 2022 Federal Budget Released
  • 11:41 am House T&I Republicans Issue Infrastructure Modernization Bill

The Federal Aviation Administration announced awards totaling more than $627.7 million in fiscal year 2021 funding for infrastructure and safety projects through its Airport Improvement Program or AIP. [Above photo by McCarran International Airport.] “Airports serve as a lifeline for communities across the nation,” noted U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg in a statement. “Modernizing our infrastructure […]

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg (seen above) and members of the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure discussed the possible priorities for a potentially $2 trillion-plus infrastructure funding package during a hearing on March 25. Sec. Buttigieg, appearing via video, noted in his remarks that “this moment [offers] the best chance in any […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials voiced support for the Driving for Opportunity Act of 2021, introduced on March 25, which would end suspensions and restrictions of driver’s licenses for unpaid court fines and fees. “Suspending licenses limits people’s ability to access work, groceries, education and health care services but it does […]

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While a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association showed pedestrian fatalities trended up in the first half of 2020, the report also noted how several state-directed efforts are successfully improving pedestrian safety. [Above photo by the NCDOT.] GHSA’s annual Spotlight on Highway Safety report found that the U.S. pedestrian fatality rate increased 20 percent in the first […]

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New analysis AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 2,008 deaths occurred wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018 for an average of approximately 500 deaths a year; up 34 percent from the 375 deaths annually from 2010 to 2014. [Above photo via AAA.] AAA said in a statement that it is […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials provided policy perspectives in a March 18 letter to the leadership of the House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure and Appropriations committees on the move to restore earmarks to surface transportation reauthorization and annual funding bills. AASHTO sent its letter to Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and […]

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In a joint letter, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and Intelligent Transportation Society of America urged federal officials to revisit plans to open the 5.9-gigahertz (GHz) wireless communication spectrum to non-transportation usage. [Above image by NHTSA.] The March 11 letter addressed to three federal officials – Pete Buttigieg, secretary of the […]

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Several transportation organizations are urging the Federal Highway Administration in a letter sent this week to ensure timely publication of a new edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices or MUTCD. [Above photo by the Oregon DOT.] “We encourage you to stay the course in obtaining public comment on the NPA [Notice of […]

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A new report by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials illustrates the many economic and quality of life benefits delivered by state department of transportation infrastructure projects. [Above photo via the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.] Building off an inaugural analysis issued in 2020, AASHTO’s latest report – entitled The Benefits of Transportation: […]

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The American Society of Civil Engineers recently added 13 federal, state, and local projects to its list of “Infrastructure Gamechangers,” so-called as they represent the “latest innovations in transportation, water, and energy infrastructure” – and are transforming the way engineers plan, build, and adapt to U.S. infrastructure needs. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT.] Four […]

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