February 4, 2023
  • 1:19 pm AASHTO Joins “First Movers” Roadway Safety Partnership
  • 1:15 pm FRA to Expand Passenger Rail Grant Amount
  • 1:10 pm Amtrak: Entering ‘Exciting Time’ for Passenger Rail
  • 1:08 pm AASHTO Asks FMCSA for Emergency Exemption Clarifications
  • 1:05 pm ETAP Podcast: NYSDOT Details Transportation Resilience Efforts

Five state transportation agency executives shared their thoughts on how to make the nation’s mobility networks more resilient to a variety of challenges during a roundtable discussion at the 2023 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. [Above photo by AASHTO] Roger Millar (above) – secretary of the Washington Department of Transportation – moderated the roundtable. He […]

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Five state department of transportation chief executives discussed the ongoing work to create a “national vision” for the future of the U.S. transportation system during a special roundtable session at the 2023 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. [Above photo by AASHTO] Dr. Shawn Wilson (above) – secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development […]

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During her keynote speech at the 2023 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Jennifer Homendy (above) – chair of the National Transportation Safety Board –  cautioned that the push to electrify the nation’s transportation system should not come at the expense of roadway safety. [Above photo by TRB] “I want to take a second and mention […]

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Pete Buttigieg – secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation – and Jennifer Granholm, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, provided an update on the Biden administration’s transportation electrification strategy during a “fireside chat” session held during the 2023 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. [Above left to right: Nathaniel Ford, Pete […]

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On January 5, the board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials unanimously elected Craig Thompson (above) – secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation – as its vice president. [Above photo by Wisconsin DOT] “AASHTO plays an important leadership role in America’s transportation system,” he said in a statement. […]

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The president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials along with other state DOT leaders will be participating in several roundtables at the Transportation Research Board’s 2023 annual meeting in Washington, D.C. [Above photo by AASHTO] Roger Millar – AASHTO president and secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation – will […]

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A memo issued by the Federal Highway Administration in December 2021 ostensibly to provide “guidance” to states for allocation of federal infrastructure funds has been declared a “rule” after review by the Government Accountability Office. [Above photo by GAO] FHWA argued that its memo is not a rule because it is an internal document that […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded $273.9 million to 12 projects via its new Rural Surface Transportation Grant program. [Above photo by USDOT] That program seeks to help communities around the United States complete transportation projects that will increase connectivity, improve safety and reliability, support regional economic growth, and improve the quality of life […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently joined nine other transportation organizations in support of a joint statement issued December 14 “reaffirming” their belief that deployment of vehicle-to-everything or V2X technologies will save lives and that removing “regulatory uncertainty” will help achieve that goal. [Above graphic by USDOT] The statement’s signatories all […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Allegheny County, and City of Pittsburgh officials recently made charitable contributions to two organizations stemming from prize money stemming from its I-579 Urban Open Space Cap project taking home top honors in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition. [Above photo by PennDOT] Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and […]

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