December 3, 2021
  • 6:37 pm AASHTO Names Lee Deputy Director-Chief Policy Officer
  • 8:59 am Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill, Outlines Implementation Priorities
  • 8:58 am AASHTO Prepping IIJA Framework for State DOTs
  • 8:43 am Video: 2021 America’s Transportation Awards Winners
  • 8:40 am USDOT, State DOTs Tout IIJA Investment Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a series of draft and final reports on a variety of issues ahead of the changeover to the Biden-Harris administration. The USDOT issued a draft of its first Strategic Plan on Accessible Transportation ahead of its publication in the federal register: a plan that “reflects ongoing and future initiatives” across all […]

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation unveiled its $9.7 billion five-year capital plan, covering fiscal years 2021 through 2025, on January 19: a plan that aims to make upgrades and state-of-good-repair investments across all modes of transportation, from highways and bridges to public transportation, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure. [Above photo by the Connecticut DOT.] “Ongoing maintenance […]

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With support from a federal grant, the Oregon Department of Transportation said it would pilot test the state’s pay-per-mile road usage charge or RUC system, known as OReGO, at the city and county level. [Above photo by the Oregon DOT.] The agency said in a statement that it is now recruiting motorists via a survey to determine […]

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PennDOT recently released a video documenting its participation in an automated truck platooning demonstration across three states in October 2020 as part of the Smart Belt Coalition. DriveOhio – an initiative of the Ohio Department of Transportation – along with PennDOT and the Michigan Department of Transportation, are just some of the key agencies working […]

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation issued $126 million in funding to 1,922 villages, towns, cities, and counties on January 4 – the first quarterly general transportation aids or GTA payments for 2021 to help cover the costs of constructing, maintaining, and operating roads and streets under local jurisdiction, as well as for maintenance and traffic […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation helped identify four projects in Greater Minnesota to receive a total of $1.85 million for infrastructure development under the state’s Transportation Economic Development or TED program, announced today. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT.] Created in 2010 by the Minnesota Legislature, the agency said the TED program provides funding for […]

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Pennsylvania’s Transportation Commission approved $31.3 million in funding for 26 rail freight improvement projects on January 12 through the state’s Rail Transportation Assistance Program and the Rail Freight Assistance Program. [Above photo by the Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad.] Governor Tom Wolf noted in a statement that those projects should enhance freight mobility while creating or […]

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The 2020 annual report released by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials highlighted how the organization handled the challenges presented by the COVID-19 while maintaining its focus on supporting state departments of transportation. “AASHTO achieved many significant accomplishments in 2020, and chief among them was its support for state DOTs as they […]

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The 2020 annual report from the National Operations Center of Excellence highlights some of the many ways the organization continues to raise awareness regarding the benefits of transportation systems management and operations or TSMO across the country. As part of its ongoing outreach efforts, NOCoE – a partnership of the American Association of State Highway […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission on January 12 to express concern regarding the agency’s proposal to make “sweeping changes” to the 4.9-gigahertz (GHz) wireless communication band. [Above photo via Wikipedia Commons.] One of the main reasons behind AASHTO’s focus on the FCC’s plan […]

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