July 6, 2022
  • 12:08 pm TRIP Report Analyzes Recent Spike in Traffic Fatalities
  • 12:01 pm Letter: Inflation Requires ‘Buy America’ Rules Adjustment
  • 11:58 am USDOT Activates ‘Reconnecting Communities’ Pilot Program
  • 11:55 am Five States Help Expand U.S. Bicycle Route System
  • 11:47 am USDOT Offers $573M for Railroad Crossing Elimination

The U.S. Department of Transportation provided more than $60 million in funding for 32 university transportation centers or UTCs on Feb. 5 around the country; consortiums of two- and four-year colleges and universities that form what the agency calls a “unique center” for a specific transportation research topic. [Above photo by Texas A&M University.] Working […]

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New research by AAA indicates that electric vehicle driving range may decrease drastically in extreme cold weather; a decrease exacerbated by use of the vehicle’s heating-ventilation-air-conditioning or HVAC system. [Above photo via AAA.] The group’s analysis – released Feb. 7 and based on tests involving five electric car models – showed that when temperatures dip […]

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Gov. Tom Wolf (D) proposed a four-year $4.5 billion infrastructure spending plan for Pennsylvania on Jan. 31 that includes funding for local road upgrades, new “flexible funding” options for businesses that need local infrastructure upgrades, plus monies for multimodal and large-scale transit capital projects – all paid for by a new “severance tax” on natural […]

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A 66-page report issued by the Alabama Department of Transportation in late January is being viewed as a tool for mapping out the state’s infrastructure needs for the next 20 years – especially in terms of determining capacity needs and how to generate the funds to build it. [Above photo by AARoads.] “Infrastructure demand for […]

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A 69-page report funded by the Governor’s Office of Energy suggests that Nevada should plan to “electrify” its transportation system in part through electricity generated from solar and geothermal sources. [Above photo by the Nevada DOT.] “Electrifying the movement of goods and people around the state moves the needle forward on all of Nevada’s priorities […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation identified four major highway projects in a Jan. 28 statement that it plans to wrap up in 2019; projects designed to improve transportation of both people and goods throughout southern Arizona. [Above photo by Arizona DOT.] Those four projects are: A new I-10 interchange is on track to open this […]

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