September 28, 2022
  • 11:42 am State DOTs Share IIJA Implementation Views at Hearing
  • 11:34 am NHTSA: Second Quarter Crash Fatalities Projected to Decline
  • 11:31 am Four Federal Agencies Plan Broad GHG Reduction Push
  • 11:30 am USDOT Joins Disadvantaged Business Support Effort
  • 11:27 am NTSB’s Homendy: V2X Technology is Vital for Safety

Seven state department of transportation projects in Arkansas (along with Missouri), Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia won regional honors in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition. [Above photo by SCDOT] The contest honored projects that benefit their communities in several ways, such as providing new pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure to connect to […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the National Association of State Energy Officials, and the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation plan to host a webinar in September that provides guidance for the deployment, planning, and implementation of electric vehicle or EV charging infrastructure at the state level. [Above photo by the […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sent a 13-page letter to the Federal Highway Administration on August 20 providing feedback on the agency’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure or NEVI formula program proposed rulemaking, issued back in June. [Above photo by Arizona DOT] The group noted that AASHTO and state DOTs “readily support” […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has released a list of 39 programs across its five operating administrations that comply with the Justice40 Initiative, which aims to deliver 40 percent of the overall benefits of climate, clean energy, and related investments to “disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, overburdened, and underserved.” [Above photo by the USDOT] Established […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials provided feedback to the U.S. Department of Transportation on proposed “Buy America, Build America” waivers in a 13-page comment letter sent on August 12. [Above image by RIDOT] “As mentioned in our June letter … AASHTO and the state DOTs strongly support the expansion of America’s […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 9,560 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the first quarter of 2022 – an increase of about 7 percent as compared to the 8,935 fatalities projected for the same quarter in 2021. This would be the highest number of first-quarter fatalities since 2002, NHTSA said. […]

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The Federal Transit Administration recently issued more than $1.6 billion in grants to transit agencies, territories, and states across the country to invest in 150 bus fleets and facilities. [Above photo by the MTA] Funded by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA enacted in November 2021, that funding should nearly double […]

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The Adventure Cycling Association is hosting a webinar in November entitled “Successful U.S. Bicycle Route System Designation for Transportation Professionals” for state department of transportation executives and managers. [Above photo by NYSDOT] In this one-hour webinar, the group plans to dive into efforts to expand the U.S. Bicycle Route System or USBRS into a national […]

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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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