August 14, 2022
  • 2:06 pm Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over 5.9 GHz Spectrum Reallocation
  • 12:36 pm USDOT Issues Over $2B in New RAISE Grants
  • 12:33 pm AASHTO Comments on Clean Water Certification Rule
  • 12:30 pm FHWA, FTA Award $49M in Technology Grants
  • 12:29 pm FHWA Issues Final Retro-Reflectivity Pavement Rule

A new report from the Mineta Transportation Institute says U.S. transit agencies need to improve their data management and data privacy practices as they are being targeted more frequently by cyberattacks. [Above photo by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority] That report – entitled Personal Data Protection as a Driver for Improved Cybersecurity Practices in U.S. Public […]

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This episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast focuses on the upcoming Transportation Research Board’s 2022 Annual Meeting, held in Washington D.C. January 9-13, along with a preview for the TRB Sustainability and Emerging Transportation Technology Conference taking place March 15-18 in Irvine, CA. For this podcast, Tim Sexton (seen above) – […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration recently expanded the authority of NUAIR and the New York UAS Test Site to operate unmanned aircraft ‘beyond visual line of sight’ or BVLOS across a further 35 miles of airspace within New York’s 50-mile drone corridor. [Above drone photo by NUAIR] Current regulations require drone operators to keep their unmanned […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory via its Maritime Administration’s port infrastructure development program or PIDP. [Above photo by the Jacksonville Port Authority] The PIDP – now in its third year – awarded $492 […]

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In late December 2021, Governor Larry Hogan (R) made three cabinet appointments, including the naming of James Ports, Jr., (seen above) as secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the Maryland DOT] Ports succeeds Greg Slater, who is slated to become executive director and CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough County Expressway Authority […]

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Governor Kathy Hochul (D) announced in early December 2021 that her administration is providing $216.2 million in “enhanced assistance” to 88 local governments for the rehabilitation and replacement of bridges and culverts statewide. [Above photo by the NYSDOT] This funding – provided through the New York’s “BRIDGE NY” initiative, administered by the New York State […]

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The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety and South Dakota Department of Revenue, launched an effort in December 2021 to update the state’s SDTruckInfo website: an online repository of South Dakota trucking information, including special load permits, emergency notices, and other details. [Above photo by the South […]

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A study issued by the Illinois Department of Transportation in December 2021 notes that airports play a vital role in the state’s economy, reinforcing the importance of aviation on the state’s multimodal transportation system to promote mobility, supply chain movement, job creation and local quality of life. [Above photo by the Illinois DOT] That report […]

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation recently issued $8.9 million for municipalities, Councils on Aging, nonprofit organizations, and other entities via its Community Transit Grant Program. [Above photo by MassDOT] The agency said this annual competitive grant program awards funds for transit operating costs, mobility management, or new capital investments. “Community Transit Grants provide critical funding […]

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Alabama, Connecticut, and Oklahoma are pushing forward on a variety of railroad development and safety programs. [Above photo via Wikipedia Commons] Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) announced a plan on January 4 to create the “A-USA Corridor” – a proposed $231.6 million program of railroad projects to upgrade economic development infrastructure in central and southern […]

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