October 22, 2021
  • 11:24 am Kansas DOT Survey Seeks Feedback on Funding Strategies
  • 11:22 am Colorado DOT Revamps Proposed Pollution Reduction Standards
  • 11:20 am KYTC Installs Road Signs Honoring Historically Black Schools
  • 11:18 am NOCoE Names 2021 TSMO Competition Winners
  • 11:16 am AASHTO Issues Connected, Automated Vehicle Policy Paper

From Louisiana and Mississippi to Pennsylvania and New York, state departments of transportation remain at the forefront of recovery efforts from Hurricane Ida – a Category 4 storm that has caused an estimated $50 billion-plus in damages to date. [Above photo by the Louisiana DOTD] Louisiana took the brunt of the storm and its 150-mile […]

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Securing surface transportation modes during disasters, including cyberattacks and pandemics, remains a major focus among federal, state, and local governments as well as among industry stakeholders. [Above photo by the NYC Transit Police] According to the Transportation Research Board – which is holding a Conference on Transformative Times in Transportation Security in November – while one size […]

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Numerous short- and long-term economic and quality-of-life benefits are poised to flow from the $1.2 trillion “Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act” or IIJA passed by the Senate on August 10, according to a survey of state departments of transportation conducted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. [Above photo by the Louisiana […]

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State departments of transportation in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio and Wisconsin earned regional recognition in the America’s Transportation Awards competition for eight projects that quickly restored safe access to a fire-damaged bridge, used drones to increase staff safety while also improving travel efficiency, and expanded a picturesque pedestrian and bike path to improve community […]

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The Federal Highway Administration held a briefing for state departments of transportation on August 26 regarding its contingency plans for an impending Highway Trust Fund cash flow shortfall due to a continuous and structural cash flow deficit since 2008. Further complicating HTF cash flow forecasts is the unusual receipt and outlay patterns created by the […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has officially opened the registration portal for its 2021 Annual Meeting, which it is holding October 26-30 in San Diego. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT] AASHTO’s Annual Meeting brings together experts from the public and private sector to share the latest in industry policy and […]

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Four state departments of transportation won six regional awards on August 18 during the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials virtual video presentation. [Above photo by PennDOT] Those four Northeastern state DOTs – based in Delaware, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania – earned regional recognition for transportation projects that provided safer multi-modal options around […]

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State departments of transportation from across the country are helping State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) and law enforcement agencies step up efforts to reduce drunk and drug-impaired driving ahead of and during the Labor Day holiday. [Above photo by the Colorado State Patrol] To address this persistent and growing highway safety problem, state DOTs, SHSOs, […]

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By a vote of 69 to 30, the Senate passed the $1.2 trillion “Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act” or IIJA on August 10 – a legislative package clocking in at 2,702 pages in length. [Above photo by the Architect of the Capitol] The IIJA garnered strong bipartisan support within the Senate as 19 Republicans voted in […]

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A new report issued by the Transportation Research Board calls on the U.S. Department of Transportation to include resilience factors within the benefit-cost analysis or BCA for infrastructure project justifications. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] TRB’s report – entitled Investing in Transportation Resilience: A Framework for Informed Choices –  also recommends that resilience be […]

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