December 8, 2022
  • 1:12 pm Senate Committee Approves Bhatt FHWA Nomination
  • 1:10 pm AASHTO Urges Congress to Pass Full Appropriations Bill
  • 1:08 pm Addressing Transportation Insecurity through Equity
  • 1:04 pm Where State DOTs, Broadband, and Infrastructure Meet
  • 1:00 pm EPW Hearing Highlights IIJA Benefits, Challenges

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released its National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula program guidance, which tasks states have to develop plans for electric charging infrastructure deployment along major highway corridors. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] To help states develop such plans, the GridWise Alliance, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the […]

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According to its latest annual traffic crash data, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said 38,824 people lost their lives in traffic crashes nationwide in 2020 – the highest number of traffic fatalities since 2007. [Above photo by the Delaware DOT] While the number of crashes and traffic injuries declined overall in 2020 compared to […]

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The Federal Highway Administration sent a report to Congress on March 2 detailing the agency’s commitment to “advance widespread implementation of the Complete Streets design model” to help improve safety and accessibility for all users. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] The report – entitled “Moving to a Complete Streets Design Model: A Report to […]

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Pete Buttigieg (seen above), secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, believes that while the “hard part” of passing the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA “is now behind us, the really hard part is ahead of us: implementation.” [Above photo by AASHTO] Speaking during the keynote luncheon at the American Association […]

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Implementation of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA, signed into law in November 2021, is now a key focus of Congress, according to the leadership of transportation committees within the Senate and House of Representatives. [Above photo by AASHTO] Those leaders also stressed at the American Association of State Highway and […]

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A sharp increase in 2020 traffic crash fatalities tallied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration again highlights the “significant health crisis” occurring on U.S. roads, according to Jennifer Homendy, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board. [Above photo by AASHTO] Speaking at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2022 Washington Briefing […]

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Implementing the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA – signed into law in November 2021 – is going to rely heavily on state departments of transportation, according to key U.S. Department of Transportation leaders. [Above photo by AASHTO] Katie Thomson, USDOT’s director of bipartisan infrastructure law implementation, noted at the American Association […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials joined with 27 other organizations in calling for the addition of language to omnibus appropriations legislation that would free up American Rescue Plan or ARP funding for transportation purposes. [Above photo by AASHTO] That $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, signed into law in March 2021, provided […]

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A new report issued by the Eastern Transportation Coalition tallies up the results of mileage-based user fee or MBUF pilot programs conducted over the course of 2020 and 2021 – a 108-page report focused on addressing concerns about privacy, rural drivers, and commercial trucking operations. [Above photo by the New Jersey DOT] Patricia Hendren, the […]

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The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) recently made $25 million in grant funding available through its America’s Marine Highway Program or AMHP, which supports the development and expanded use of America’s navigable waterways to help improve the nation’s supply chains and the movement of goods throughout the country. [Above photo by Missouri DOT] That new grant […]

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