October 28, 2021
  • 1:12 am FHWA: Highway Trust Fund Should be Solvent into 2022
  • 1:09 am Panel: State DOTs Key to Improving Freight Connectivity
  • 1:04 am AASHTO’s Active Transportation Council Building “Research Roadmap”
  • 11:58 am AASHTO Survey Details Harm of Short-Term Funding Extensions
  • 11:54 am Senate Appropriations Releases FY 2022 USDOT Funding Bill

Governor Larry Hogan (R) and the Maryland Board of Public Works recently approved contracts with two Maryland companies to make bricks, pavers, concrete highway barriers, and shoreline supports – among other structures – from the dredged material cleared from one of the Port of Baltimore’s shipping channels. [Above photo by the Port of Baltimore.] “We’ve […]

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The California Department of Transportation recently finished installation of 22 new “fast-charging” stations for electric vehicles or EVs at nine locations along the state’s highway network. [Above photo by Caltrans.] “Fast chargers are essential to continue growing EV adoption in California and meeting our state’s goals for combating climate change,” explained Toks Omishakin, Caltrans director, […]

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The Ohio and Arizona Departments of Transportation each recently provided updates on their efforts to combat human trafficking. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT.] On January 29, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) tapped the Ohio DOT to participate in the governor’s Human Trafficking Task Force. “Human trafficking is a despicable activity and every attempt to combat […]

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A smartphone traffic monitoring application launched by the Utah Department of Transportation in 2011 surpassed one million downloads in January 2021. [Above photo by the Utah DOT.] One of the first traffic apps created by a state department of transportation, the UDOT Traffic app serves as “one-stop shop” for all the information motorists need to […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation is offering free e-learning courses that provide the “fundamental knowledge” needed to prepare for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems or UAS Remote Pilot Certification Exam. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT.] The agency noted in a statement that while there are roughly 1.7 million UASs – more commonly known as drones […]

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The Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, along with other groups, are joining forces to launch a yearlong “Make Safety Stick: Everybody Click” motorists safety campaign to help reduce fatalities on Oklahoma roads. [Above photo by the Oklahoma DOT.] The one effort will focus on all aspects of motorist safety, with seat […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has officially opened the registration portal for the group’s annual Washington Briefing meeting – held virtually in 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. AASHTO’s Washington Briefing serves as an opportunity for participants to hear from state departments of transportation leaders and industry executives on pressing […]

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In 2020, AASHTOWare formed a partnership with Numetric to deliver a brand-new safety product – AASHTOWare Safety Powered by Numetric – to state departments of transportation. To help state DOTs manage the data requirements of this new safety software package, AASHTOWare will be hosting a webinar on February 18 at 1:00 PM EST. Ivana Vladisavljevic, […]

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