June 26, 2022
  • 1:21 pm Biden Endorses Temporary Suspension of Federal Gas Tax
  • 1:17 pm Logistics Report Highlights Freight Infrastructure Needs
  • 12:48 pm NASA Building Air Mobility ‘Information Infrastructure’
  • 12:47 pm FTA Supporting Projects for ‘Underserved Groups’
  • 12:43 pm Tony Tavares Appointed Caltrans Director

The fifth Technical Exchange hosted by AASHTO re:source will take place March 28-31 in Minneapolis. [Above photo by AASHTO re:source] AASHTO re:source is part of the engineering and technical services division of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. It provides services and tools through three major programs: the Laboratory Assessment Program, the […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Energy formally launched a new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure or “NEVI” formula program on February 10 that will provide nearly $5 billion over five years to help states create a national network of some 500,000 electric vehicle-charging stations. [Above image via USDOT] The two agencies added […]

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The National Association of State Energy Officials 2022 Policy Outlook Conference held in Washington D.C. February 8-11 focused in part on the ways states and federal agencies can work together to support transportation electrification. [Above photo by AASHTO] Jim Tymon, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, participated in a […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation is the latest state agency to step up its support for broadband deployment – an effort mirrored by an increasing number of state departments of transportation as highway rights-of-way or ROWs are ideal fiber optic conduit installation sites. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] For example, the Arizona Commerce Authority […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials submitted a seven-page letter on February 2 to the Department of the U.S. Army and the Office of Water Oceans, Wetlands, and Communities Division within the Environmental Protection Agency to comment on the latest proposed revisions to Waters of the United States or WOTUS regulations. [Above […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released version 4.0 of its Work Zone Data Exchange or WZDx specification, a data-sharing standard to help automated driving systems and human drivers navigate roadway work zones more safely. [Above photo by the NCDOT] Among other improvements, USDOT said in a statement that its version 4.0 “defines standards” for two new […]

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AURA Network Systems and the Federal Aviation Administration recently signed a four-year cooperative research and development agreement to research performance standards for air traffic control voice communications supporting drone operations within the national airspace system. [Above photo by the FAA] AURA said this project would help FAA develop “eventual regulations” for drone communications governing everything […]

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The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation is seeking eligible students for its 2022-2023 Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program. Applications are available by clicking here and are due by April 15. [Above photo by the Tennessee DOT] ARTBA established this fund in 1999 with a gift from two Virginia highway […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is seeking nominations for up to 25 individuals from the public transportation safety community to serve as members on its newly re-established Transit Advisory Committee for Safety or TRACS. [Above photo by the FTA] FTA formally announced the re-establishment of TRACS through a federal register notice in January and said the new TRACS […]

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Governor Gavin Newsom (D) appointed Toks Omishakin (seen above) as secretary of the California State Transportation Agency or CalSTA on February 7; a position that requires confirmation by the state legislature. [Above photo by Caltrans] Omishakin has served as director of the California Department of Transportation or Caltrans since 2019. “Director Omishakin has implemented innovative […]

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