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 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Center for Environmental Excellence will host a virtual peer exchange discussing alternative project delivery and the National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA process on March 8 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm eastern. That exchange will feature representatives from Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Utah sharing their experiences […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – and equal opportunity employer – seeks to hire a digital marketing specialist, a full-time position located at its Washington, D.C., headquarters. [Above photo by AASHTO] The digital marketing specialist position has primary responsibility for using social media and other online tools to support AASHTO’s overall […]

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A hearing held February 15 by a House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means subcommittee examined the current and future economic impact of federal infrastructure investment. [Above photo by AASHTO] Representatives from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials shared their perspectives on that topic during the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures […]

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Michigan, Tennessee, Colorado, Louisiana, and Idaho are just some of the states planning for major investments in transportation infrastructure as part of their fiscal year 2023-budget proposals. [Above image via the Michigan DOT] For example, Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) of Michigan seeks to invest $480 million in road and bridge construction for state and local […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently released video of a Transportation Research Board panel discussion regarding the potential benefits of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA signed into law in November 2021. [Above photo by AASHTO] Roger Millar – secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation […]

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The National Transportation Safety Board said a new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study released on February 1 validates an NTSB safety recommendation made in June 2013 that lowering the blood alcohol concentration or BAC limit from .08 to .05 will save lives and increase road safety. [Above graphic via the NTSB] NTSB said NHTSA’s new report […]

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The Federal Communications Commission and National Telecommunications and Information Administration kicked off a new effort on February 15 to improve U.S. government coordination on wireless spectrum management. [Above photo by the NTIA] The new Spectrum Coordination Initiative will involve actions by both agencies to strengthen the processes for decision-making and information sharing, while working more […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration plans to begin field-testing new drone-traffic-management capabilities this spring to better integrate them into the National Airspace System. [Above photo by the FAA] FAA said its Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management or UTM field test should allow the federal government and the drone community to keep “improving standards, data-exchange methods and cybersecurity capabilities.” […]

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The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority of GOAA has officially named Kevin Thibault (seen above) – currently secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation – as its new CEO, signing him to a five-year contract. Thibault should start with the GOAA as CEO sometime in mid to late March. [Above photo by the Florida DOT] “I […]

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is making sustainability central to its new interim five-year Capital Plan, covering fiscal years 2022 through 2026. [Above photo by the Connecticut DOT] The agency said the interim plan includes $2.25 billion in total capital program funding for fiscal year 2022, which began October 1, 2021, including approximately $1.36 billion […]

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