January 18, 2022
  • 12:40 pm TRB Panel Examines Ways to Create Equity in Transportation
  • 12:36 pm TRB Panel Highlights Potential Impact of $1.2T IIJA
  • 12:32 pm Senate Confirms Bose as the 15th FRA Administrator
  • 12:31 pm Buttigieg Talks Equity, Safety in TRB Plenary Speech
  • 12:29 pm FHWA Launches $27B Bridge Formula Program

Dr. Shawn Wilson (seen above) – secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development – headlined a roundtable discussion at the Transportation Research Board’s 2022 annual meeting on January 11 in Washington D.C. entitled “State DOTs: Creating Pathways to Equity.” [Above photo by AASHTO] Wilson has made equity one of his key emphasis areas during his […]

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Roger Millar (seen above), secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation, headlined a panel discussion at the Transportation Research Board’s 2022 annual meeting on January 11 in Washington D.C. entitled “State DOTs Partnering to Deliver Public Benefits of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.” [Above photo by AASHTO] Millar – who serves as the […]

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By a vote of 68-29, the Senate confirmed Amitabha ‘Amit’ Bose (seen above) to be the 15th administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration on Jan. 12. Bose, nominated by the Biden administration to be FRA’s deputy administrator in January 2021, is the first person of South-Asian descent to lead the rail agency. [Above photo by […]

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg (seen above) addressed the attendees of Transportation Research Board’s 2022 Annual Meeting during the chair’s Plenary Session on January 12 – covering a wide array of topics, including equity, clean energy, road traffic safety, and infrastructure investments. [Above image via TRB] “I think research and innovation will be playing an […]

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The Federal Highway Administration launched a $27 billion Bridge Formula Program on January 14 – a program funded by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law in November 2021. [Above photo by the West Virginia DOT] The new program seeks to “modernize bridges to withstand the effects of climate change and […]

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While the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials supports President Biden’s “ambitious goal” of building a new national network of 500,000 electric vehicle or EV chargers by 2030, the organization cautions that “many challenges must be overcome, both technical and logistical, in order to make this goal a reality.” [Above photo by the […]

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The Federal Highway Administration recently approved the Work Zone Data Exchange or WZDx feed developed by one.network for deployment by transportation agencies or any industry stakeholder that needs accurate and timely work zone information. [Above photo by the Louisiana DOTD] Starting immediately, the company said it would create a WZDx feed for any American transportation agency […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation said its Build America Bureau is adding $5 million in grants to its Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Demonstration Program – boosting the program’s total funding to $10 million to help expedite delivery of transportation infrastructure projects at the local and regional level. [Above photo by the USDOT] The Bureau issued a […]

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W. Sheppard “Shep” Miller III will be Virginia’s next secretary of transportation once Republican Glenn Youngkin officially becomes the state’s governor on January 15. [Above image is of the Virginia state flag] Youngkin appointed Miller – currently a member of the Commonwealth Transportation Board – to the state’s transportation secretary position on January 7 and […]

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Margaret Anderson Kelliher (at right in above photo) is stepping down as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation to take on a new role as director of public works at the city of Minneapolis. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT] Governor Tim Walz (D) originally appointed Kelliher Minnesota DOT commissioner in December 2018. She […]

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