October 30, 2020
  • 12:26 pm AASHTO to Examine Election Impact on Transportation at Annual Meeting
  • 12:25 pm CDC Says Public Transit Passengers, Operators Should Wear Masks
  • 12:17 pm FHWA Awards AID Funds to Seven State DOTs
  • 12:13 pm USDOT: Connected Vehicle Pilot More Complex Than Expected
  • 12:10 pm Expansion in the Works for Nevada Smart Roadway Project
 

In a January 22 letter to all five members of the Federal Communication Commission, leaders and members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure strongly criticized that agency’s effort to open up the 5.9 gigahertz wireless communication spectrum to non-transportation use; especially as “there remain serious outstanding questions about the potential implications of this […]

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A survey conducted by the Boston University Initiative on Cities or BUIC indicates that roads are the top infrastructure priority for many of the 119 U.S. city mayors participating in the school’s annual poll. [Above photo by the New York City DOT] Now in its sixth year, the 2019 Menino Survey of Mayors – named […]

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The town of Greenbelt, Maryland, was an experimental cooperative community created in 1937 by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal administration. Originally designed to be a garden suburb of Washington D.C., it would become the model for modern town planning and cooperative living in America. A new video series from Transportation TV showcases how community design […]

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A panel of seven female state department of transportation chief executives gathered at the annual Transportation Research Board meeting in Washington D.C. to discuss the challenges and opportunities posed by highlighting equity and diversity needs within broader long-term transportation planning efforts. “The good news is that we are having this ‘equity’ conversation because transportation has […]

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Environmental planning and community impact are two critical issues affecting infrastructure strategy for state departments of transportation, according to a panel discussion held during the annual Transportation Research Board meeting in Washington D.C. One result of those pressures is the “Quality of Life” framework developed by the Utah DOT in 2018, explained Carissa Watanabe, one […]

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Engaging more public and private sector transportation industry stakeholders in a more collaborative, focused effort will be key to successfully combating human trafficking activity in the United States, according to a panel discussion held during the annual Transportation Research Board meeting in Washington D.C. “Nearly 25 million across the globe are victims of this form […]

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The Federal Highway Administration disbursed more than $8 million in Accelerated Innovation Deployment or AID demonstration program grants to state departments of transportation and local governments in 10 states on January 21. [Above photo via the City of Orlando] The agency said those grants aim to help speed up bridge project completion times, improve traffic […]

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The Federal Transit Administration issued Capital Investment Grants (CIG) to Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority, known as Sound Transit, and the Spokane Transit Authority (STA) in late January; the first to fully fund a 7.8-mile light rail system extension and the second for a bus rapid transit (BRT) project. [Above photo by FTA] FTA […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center issued a report on January 17 touting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles – known as UAVs or drones – by the Federal Railroad Administration to produce accurate 3-D models of high-profile grade crossings. [Above photo by the North Dakota DOT] Volpe’s report […]

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The U.S. Maritime Administration issued a notice of funding opportunity on January 9 that made $19.6 million worth of federal funding available to support capital improvements and employee training at small U.S. shipyards. [Above photo by the U.S. Navy] Applications for that grant money is due by 5 pm EST on February 18, the agency […]

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