October 26, 2020
  • 12:26 pm AASHTO to Examine Election Impact on Transportation at Annual Meeting
  • 12:25 pm CDC Says Public Transit Passengers, Operators Should Wear Masks
  • 12:17 pm FHWA Awards AID Funds to Seven State DOTs
  • 12:13 pm USDOT: Connected Vehicle Pilot More Complex Than Expected
  • 12:10 pm Expansion in the Works for Nevada Smart Roadway Project
 

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on September 18 after an 11-year battle with pancreatic cancer, was involved in several major transportation legal cases during her time on the nation’s highest court – most of them coming near the end of her formidable 27-year Supreme Court tenure. [Above photo by the Yale […]

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The American Society of Civil Engineers recently released a 12-page report that indicates the “cumulative investment gap” between what the United States currently spends on surface transportation infrastructure versus what it needs to spend to decrease traffic congestion and maintain its assets in a state of good repair is approximately $5 trillion in 2019 dollars. […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise or DBE program plays a critical role in “leveling the playing field” in the transportation industry for individuals, businesses, and communities of race, color, and gender, according to testimony provided during a House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing on September 23. [Above photo of […]

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The Federal Highway Administration recently issued two packets of “quick release” Emergency Relief or ER funds to California and Oregon agencies to pay for repairs to transportation infrastructure damaged by wildfires raging across several western states. [Above photo by the Oregon DOT.] The FHWA issued $5 million in ER funds to the Oregon Department of […]

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Hurricane Sally made landfall on September 16 near the Alabama and Florida border: a Category 2 storm that trigged “catastrophic flooding,” heavy rainfall, damaging storm surge and strong winds that even affected inland areas across the Southeast in Georgia, the Carolinas, and into Virginia. [Above photo by the Department of Defense.] According to news reports, […]

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On September 9, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials along with 87 other organizations co-signed a letter to Congressional leadership calling for a one-year “turn-key” extension of current surface transportation funding legislation with the addition of emergency funding for state departments of transportation and public transit agencies. “Public agencies continue to face […]

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Twelve state department of transportation projects were named finalists in the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards competition by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; projects that make travel across America safer, better, and more accessible to motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians alike. [Above photo by the Georgia DOT.] The 12 state DOT projects in […]

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The Federal Highway Administration issued $5 million in “quick release” emergency relief funds on September 4 to help Louisiana begin repairing highways and bridges damaged by Hurricane Laura and Tropical Storm Marco. [Above photo by the Louisiana DOTD.] Louisiana experienced high winds and heavy rain from August 23-29 due to those storms, with high winds […]

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A letter sent September 8 to Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, called for presidential support for preserving the 5.9-gigahertz (GHz) wireless spectrum communication band for transportation safety needs. [Official White House photo above by Andrea Hanks.] Co-signed by some 40 organizations including the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the letter […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials along with three other organizations are urging Congress to take three “critical steps” to address the “unstable future” created by significant declines federal and state transportation and other revenues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. [Above photo by the New Jersey DOT.] “Public agencies continue to face […]

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