March 2, 2021
  • 12:18 pm USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg: “Some Sort of Road Usage Levy Necessary”
  • 12:14 pm AASHTO President Sheehan Testifies Before Senate EPW Committee
  • 12:13 pm Cedric Richmond: Infrastructure Bill is the Next Order of Business
  • 12:10 pm Congressional Members Provide Surface Transportation Reauthorization Outlook
  • 12:08 pm Federal Modal Leaders Stress Synergy, Equity as Key Transportation Priorities

Puerto Rico’s Governor-elect Pedro Pierluisi has appointed Eileen Vélez Vega (at left above) as the first female secretary of Puerto Rico’s Department of Transportation. Meanwhile, newly installed Montana Governor Greg Gianforte (R) named Malcolm “Mack” Long (above at right) to lead the Montana Department of Transportation. According to news reports, Vélez Vega has more than […]

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This episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast shines a light on the Transportation Research Board’s 100th annual meeting and the changes going on behind-the-scenes at TRB to prepare for the mobility challenges of the future. Featuring Martin Palmer – engineering services manager for the Washington State Department of Transportation and co-chair […]

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The second of a special three-part series of Transportation Connects Us, the official podcast of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, three Midwest state transportation chiefs discussed how the pace of innovation in transportation is accelerating due to the advent of new technologies – from data-driven traffic management systems to automated vehicles. [Above image via the Wisconsin […]

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The Virginia Department of Transportation noted that Spanish firm Abertis Infraestructuras, in consortium with Manulife Investment Management, recently finalized the acquisition of 100 percent of the share capital of Elizabeth River Crossings or ERC. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] That entity operates and maintains the Downtown and Midtown tunnels in Hampton Roads, which provide […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation noted that traffic crashes involving injuries and fatalities are down in the Belmont County Distracted Driving Safety Corridor it launched with the Ohio State Highway Patrol in August 2020. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT.] The agency said in a statement that only eight crashes involved injuries or fatalities occurred […]

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The New York State Department of Transportation helped complete and fully open the 750-mile long Empire State Trail – currently the nation’s longest multi-use state trail – on December 31, 2020. [Above photo by NYSDOT.] The Empire State Trail will be open year-round, including winter, and connects 20 regional trails to create a continuous statewide […]

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The West Virginia Department of Transportation is teaming up with students from the West Virginia University Institute of Technology or WVU Tech to develop a tracking application for statewide bus service. [Above photo by the West Virginia DOT] The project involves entering data for all 18 of West Virginia’s public transit agencies into the General […]

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There are several reasons why snowplow trucks must travel at slow speeds during winter operations, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation – and safety is at the top of the list. [Above photo by the Kansas DOT.] The agency said its snowplow trucks – which typically weigh around 26,300 pounds unloaded, which is more […]

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