December 2, 2020
  • 12:50 pm FCC Opens 5.9 GHz Spectrum to Non-Transportation Use
  • 12:43 pm FHWA Issues ER Funds for Brent Spence Bridge Repairs
  • 12:38 pm Sheehan: ‘Transportation Provides Access to Opportunity for all’
  • 12:37 pm AASHTO Passes Resolution Addressing Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • 12:36 pm Incorporating Civil Rights Principles into State DOT Operations
 

According to the “Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan” unveiled by Gov. Kay Ivey (R) on Feb. 27, the state’s fuel tax would increase 10 cents per gallon over the next three years and be indexed to inflation. She noted that Alabama currently imposes a flat excise tax of 18 cents-per-gallon on gas and 19 cents-per-gallon on […]

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) (seen above) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced a plan on Feb. 26 to reorganize the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which oversees mass transit in the Big Apple, while implementing congestion pricing for the city as well – all in an effort to increase funding for the agency. […]

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An eight-page report issued in mid-February indicates Massachusetts faces an estimated $8.4 billion transportation funding gap over the next 10 years to keep the state’s bridges, roads, and public transit infrastructure in a state of good repair. [Above photo by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.] That report – issued by the business advocacy […]

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A 20-page study issued by the urban research and advocacy organization known as Regional Plan Association in mid-February found that a shutdown of a 110-year old, two-track train tunnel under the Hudson River would cost the U.S. economy $16 billion over four years, with more than half of that cost coming from the time lost […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau is providing up to a $605 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act or TIFIA loan to the Grand Parkway Transportation Corporation in Houston. [Above photo of Houston via Wikimedia Commons.] The loan will help finance the addition of 43.6 miles to the Grand Parkway; a 184-mile […]

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George McAuley, deputy secretary of highway administration for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, has been appointed to serve a two-year term as the chair of the steering committee guiding the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Innovation Initiative, known as A.I.I. [Above photo by PennDOT.] Formerly called the AASHTO Technology Implementation Group, the […]

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From now until April 12, states can nominate up to three projects for the 2019 America’s Transportation Awards; a program in its 12th year that helps showcase why transportation infrastructure – and why properly funding it – is vital to supporting the nation’s economy while improving quality of life for its citizens. Sponsored by the […]

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