May 16, 2021
  • 1:47 pm Treasury Offers Transportation Spending Guidance for ARP Funds
  • 1:43 pm State DOT CEOs Talk Transportation Equity at Hearing
  • 1:42 pm AASHTO Urges FHWA to Move Forward with MUTCD Revision
  • 1:37 pm FAA Issues Nearly $900M in Airport Improvement Program Grants
  • 1:26 pm State DOT Panel Examines Workforce Recruitment, Retention Issues

Governor Kim Reynolds (R) appointed Stuart Anderson (seen above) on January 10 to serve as interim director for the Iowa Department of Transportation, replacing Mark Lowe who announced his resignation last year. “Stuart brings a wealth of transportation experience and will provide steady leadership to the department until a permanent Director is appointed,” said Gov. […]

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In his 2020 “State of the State” address on January 15 before the Missouri General Assembly, Governor Mike Parson (R) called for further investments in the state’s infrastructure, including $4 million in disaster recovery funds and another $50 million for its new transportation cost-share program. [Above photo by the Missouri Governor’s Office.] “We have made […]

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Just over 1,900 local governments received the first round of the additional local road funding provided by the state’s 2019-2021 budget on January; a total of more than $132 million from the General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids managed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. [Above photo via the Wisconsin Governor’s […]

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Governor Kay Ivey (R) and the Alabama Department of Transportation awarded a total of $7 million in funding for 31 local road and bridge projects on January 16; monies made available through the state’s Annual Grant Program, created under the Rebuild Alabama Act. [Above photo by Hal Yeager/Alabama Governor’s Office.] “An investment in our roads […]

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The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities opened a draft of its Alaska Marine Highway System or AMHS Economic Reshaping Report for public review on January 16. [Above photo by the Alaska DOT&PF.] The agency said this 154-page report seeks to identify potential reductions to the State of Alaska’s financial obligation and/or liability as […]

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On January 16, the North Dakota Department of Transportation launched a re-designed website that it said will provide customers and visitors with a more “visually appealing” and “user-friendly” experience. “As an organization, we really value customer service and are always looking for opportunities to improve,” said Bill Panos, North Dakota DOT’s director, in a statement. […]

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In 2019, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials released fourteen (14) new and revised publications, as well several interim revisions, across multiple publication categories. The video below provides an overview of those releases: In the Bridges & Structures category, AASHTO released seven (7) publications: Manual for Bridge Element Inspection, 2nd Edition (Item […]

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