February 7, 2023
  • 1:19 pm AASHTO Joins “First Movers” Roadway Safety Partnership
  • 1:15 pm FRA to Expand Passenger Rail Grant Amount
  • 1:10 pm Amtrak: Entering ‘Exciting Time’ for Passenger Rail
  • 1:08 pm AASHTO Asks FMCSA for Emergency Exemption Clarifications
  • 1:05 pm ETAP Podcast: NYSDOT Details Transportation Resilience Efforts

An executive order issued by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (D) on Jan. 28 created new committee to examine the current conditions of the state’s roadways and recommend options for maintaining and enhancing the state’s transportation infrastructure; recommendations that are due by mid-February. [Above photo by Ohio DOT.] “Investing in Ohio’s transportation network is also an […]

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On Jan. 28, a “task force” comprised of Republican state legislators issued a 33-page report regarding the condition and future outlook for New York’s state transportation system – a report based on information gained from eight regional forums held by members of the Assembly Minority Conference throughout the fall last year. [Above photo by NYSDOT.] […]

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The Northwest Commission, which serves a five-county region on Pennsylvania, launched an online survey on Jan. 28 to gauge public input and opinion as part of its regional long-range transportation plan or LRTP, due to be completed by the end of 2019. [Above photo by the Pennsylvania DOT.] The Commission said that the LRTP serves […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation is increasing vehicle speed limits by five miles per hour – from 55 mph to 60 mph – on 5,240 miles of state highways based on the recommendations of a 71-page five-year study released on Jan. 23. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT.] Of the 7,000 miles reviewed in the […]

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation launched a new website on Jan. 31 aimed at increasing the “transparency and accountability” of bridge and pavement condition data provided to the general public. [Above photo by the Mississippi Transportation Commission.] “The data presented on this new website isn’t new; [we’ve] always made the data available,” noted Melinda McGrath, […]

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One reason New York State Department of Transportation highway crews were not caught flat-footed by a series of harsh winter storms in January stemmed from a major severe winter storm training exercise held in Warrensburg, N.Y., on Dec. 18 last year. The video below entails the snow removal protocols reinforced by that exercise.  

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AASHTO re:source, part of the engineering and technical services division within the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, is seeking a laboratory assessor to  perform independent on-site assessments of construction materials testing laboratories. A four-year degree in science (such as geology, environmental, etc.) or engineering (such as civil, mechanical, industrial, materials, or environmental) […]

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