May 22, 2022
  • 12:50 pm NHTSA: 2021 Crash Fatalities Highest in 16 Years
  • 12:47 pm USDOT Issues 180-Day ‘Buy America’ Waiver
  • 12:43 pm USDOT Makes $1B in Local Road Grants Available
  • 12:41 pm State DOTs Supporting National Bike Month
  • 12:38 pm FRA Formally Establishes Corridor ID Program

The Federal Aviation Administration recently provided $76 million worth of grants through its FY2021 Airport Improvement Program to fund three infrastructure projects at the Chicago O’Hare International, Dallas-Fort Worth International and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International airports. [Above photo via DFW Airport.] Those three airports are receiving AIP funds under the terms of Letters of Intent previously issued by […]

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The Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota is moving into the second phase of a multi-year national pooled-fund study to measure access to destinations, such as jobs, education, and health care as a way to guide transportation investments and land-use planning. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT.] “Measuring access to destinations gives us the […]

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Some $230 million worth of new transportation infrastructure investments is in the works for Arizona to help enhance highway safety and meet the demand of new residents moving into the state. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT.] That funding uptick made up of $80 million in state transportation monies – generated from higher than anticipated […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has selected an initial group of bridges under consideration for its Pathways Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership or P3 Initiative. [Above photo of the I-95 Girard Point Bridge by PennDOT.] This initiative is also the result of an alternative funding Planning and Environmental Linkages or PEL study currently underway – part […]

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Governor Charlie Baker (R) (seen above) participated in a virtual signing ceremony on February 17 to highlight passage of a $16 billion Transportation Bond measure in January – a measure he has pushed the state legislature to pass for nearly a year, albeit one with a larger dollar amount. That measure authorizes funding across all […]

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is disbursing $100.8 million in federal and $24.1 million in state transportation funding to 54 cities, towns, and counties in rural portions of Indiana to support local road and bridge improvements as well as sidewalk and trail projects. [Above photo by the Indiana DOT.] “Local transportation improvements are critical to […]

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The Marc Basnight Bridge over Oregon Inlet became the first bridge in the state inspected via drone by North Carolina Department of Transportation crews. [Above photo by NCDOT.] The inspection – conducted during the week of February 22 – entailed operators monitoring live high-definition drone video feeds as inspected the bridge’s 10 largest columns, looking […]

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For the first time, the Idaho Transportation Department is using video to help communicate its annual efforts to improve the safety, mobility, and economic opportunity of Idaho’s citizens via the state’s transportation system. [Above image via the Idaho Transportation Department.] The eight-minute video highlights the agency’s many achievements in fiscal year 2020, as well as […]

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The American Traffic Safety Services Association presented personnel from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Utah Department of Transportation with two awards as part of the 51stth Annual Convention & Traffic Expo. [John Leonard at left and David Kuniega at right in photo above. Photos courtesy of ATSSA.] In a statement, the group said […]

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New “Fishing Trail” signs are going up across Oklahoma thanks to a new partnership between the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department. [Above photo by the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department.] The Oklahoma DOT is erecting roadside signs highlighting the location of the Oklahoma Fishing Trail loops – an effort […]

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