June 26, 2022
  • 1:21 pm Biden Endorses Temporary Suspension of Federal Gas Tax
  • 1:17 pm Logistics Report Highlights Freight Infrastructure Needs
  • 12:48 pm NASA Building Air Mobility ‘Information Infrastructure’
  • 12:47 pm FTA Supporting Projects for ‘Underserved Groups’
  • 12:43 pm Tony Tavares Appointed Caltrans Director

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sent a letter on January 19 to Stephanie Pollack, deputy administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, registering feedback regarding the agency’s “policy guidance” for the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA signed into law November 2021. [Above photo by the Oregon DOT] AASHTO […]

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The National Transportation Safety Board recently released a four-part video interview series examining the potential benefits and current “maturity level” of vehicle-to-everything or V2X technology. [Above image via the NTSB] The series interviews experts from government, industry, and academia about everything from reasons for the “scarce deployment” of V2X technology to the impact of recent […]

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to direct $22.81 billion in fiscal year 2022 supplemental funding – provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA signed into law in November 2021 and the 2022 Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act – towards port, waterway, and “climate mitigation” infrastructure projects. [Above photo by the […]

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg named Robin Hutcheson (seen above) to be deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on January 19. [Above photo by NACTO] As deputy administrator, she will serve as the acting administrator following the departure of Meera Joshi to become deputy mayor for operations for New York City. Since […]

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The Federal Transit Administration recently awarded $10.3 million in Tribal Transit Program grant awards to 36 tribal governments for projects that support transit services for American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages in rural areas. [Above photo by the Cherokee Nation] FTA’s Tribal Transit Program supports public transportation for federally recognized Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages, groups, and […]

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A survey conducted by traffic technology solutions provider LYT and unveiled at the Transportation Research Board’s 2022 annual meeting found that agencies currently using transit prioritization technologies indicate they are experiencing a “handful of frustrations” with it. [Above photo by the MBTA] LYT said it collected feedback from 3,000 local municipal officials and other transit […]

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To reduce the cost of corrosion and long-term maintenance expenses, the Michigan Department of Transportation is broadening its use of carbon fiber structural material on bridges statewide. [Above photo by the Michigan DOT] “Rusting of steel elements is the leading cause of deterioration in our bridges. Since carbon fiber is non-corrosive, we are eliminating that […]

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A new state transit program called “CTpass” and administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation seeks to offer group rates to eligible organizations to access public transportation services statewide, including rail and bus systems. [Above photo by CTtransit] Governor Ned Lamont (D) first proposed creating CTpass in early 2021 as part of ongoing efforts to support the […]

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In conjunction with several state agencies, including the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is spearheading an effort to reduce the amount of salts entering rivers, streams, and groundwater while also ensuring roads remain safe for winter travel. [Above photo by the Maryland DOT] MDE has been working for several […]

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The Maine Department of Transportation released an update to its $3.17 billion three-year transportation work plan that includes potential funding additions from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA signed into law in November 2021. [Above photo by the Maine DOT] “Action at the federal, state, and local levels may mean that […]

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