March 4, 2021
  • 12:18 pm USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg: “Some Sort of Road Usage Levy Necessary”
  • 12:14 pm AASHTO President Sheehan Testifies Before Senate EPW Committee
  • 12:13 pm Cedric Richmond: Infrastructure Bill is the Next Order of Business
  • 12:10 pm Congressional Members Provide Surface Transportation Reauthorization Outlook
  • 12:08 pm Federal Modal Leaders Stress Synergy, Equity as Key Transportation Priorities

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Humberto “Burt” Tasaico (seen above) to a two-year term as vice chair of the organization’s Transportation Policy Forum. Tasaico – the strategic initiatives and program support director for the North Carolina Department of Transportation – is a native of South America with undergraduate and […]

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In this installment of the ‘On Time with Tymon’ video series, Jim Tymon – executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – provides a preview of the 2021 Washington Briefing, being held virtually February 23 through February 25. AASHTO’s annual Washington Briefing conference will focus on establishing partnerships with President […]

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Following a meeting with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on February 11, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del. (seen above) – the new chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee – said climate change will become a central focus of surface transportation reauthorization legislation going […]

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The House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved a package of roughly $42.5 billion in further COVID-19 transportation relief – funding largely headed for the transit sector – by a vote of 39 to 25. According to a news story, the bill sets aside $30 billion for public transit agencies, $8 billion for […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration plans to hold a public webinar on February 22 to elicit comments on noise research efforts recently detailed in the Federal Register and to reveal the results of its Neighborhood Environmental Survey – a multi-year research effort based on a poll of 10,000 people living near 20 airports across the country. [Above […]

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The House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing on February 4 to discuss the “lessons learned” from the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of how to protect transportation and passengers from viral outbreaks. “COVID-19 has created an unprecedented public health crisis, one that has had a huge impact on the transportation sector,” […]

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Congressional legislation introduced on February 9 by Reps. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., would create a consumer tax credit to spur sales of electric bicycles for commuting and recreational purposes. [Above photo by Michi2873.] The Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment or E-BIKE Act would create a consumer tax credit that covers […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is making up to $180 million in competitive grant funds through a notice of funding opportunity for its Low or No Emission or “Low-No” grant program. [Above photo by the FTA.] The FTA said its Low-No program helps eligible project sponsors purchase or lease low- or no-emission vehicles, while also supporting facilities that use advanced […]

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The Coalition for Future Mobility sent a letter to Congressional leadership on February 3 calling for more support of legislation “designed to advance U.S. leadership in the safe development and deployment of automated vehicles.” [Above photo by Google.] Noting that the United States is “a global leader in the development of these potentially life-saving technologies,” […]

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Governor Pete Ricketts (R) named John Selmer (seen above) to become the next director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation effective March 15. [Above photo via the Nebraska Governor’s Office.] Selmer previously served a nine-year stint as director of the strategic performance division in the Iowa Department of Transportation. In that role, he oversaw Iowa […]

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