December 1, 2022
  • 12:10 pm AASHTO Files ‘Buy America’ Waiver Comments with USDOT
  • 12:06 pm Video: AASHTO’s Jim Tymon Talks IIJA Implementation
  • 12:00 pm States DOTs, USDOT Highlight Crash Responder Safety Week
  • 11:55 am FRA Issues ‘Priority’ Rail Project List for Northeast Corridor
  • 11:52 am AASHTO Offers Feedback on Vulnerable Road Users

The Federal Aviation Administration tapped five airports to host tests aimed at evaluating technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft. [Above photo by Huntsville International Airport.] This effort is part of the agency’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program. The FAA said in a […]

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On March 2, Utah lawmakers struck a deal that revised the remaining unresolved piece of the state’s 2021 budget – transportation funding. [Above photo by the Utah DOT.] According to news reports, state legislators signed off on a new version of HB433 that would increase the amount of one-time money for infrastructure projects to nearly $1 […]

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The California Department of Transportation – known as Caltrans – unveiled its California Transportation Plan or CTP 2050 that seeks to establish a 30-year roadmap for improving mobility and accessibility statewide while significantly reducing greenhouse gas or GHG emissions related to transportation. [Above graphic via Caltrans.] By 2050, the agency said in a statement that California’s transportation system […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is gearing up for its annual Spring Litter Sweep​ to remove trash from along the state’s roadways, which will run from April 10-24 this year. [Above photo by NCDOT.] To date, the agency said its crews, contractors, and volunteers have already collected some 1.8 million pounds of litter from roadsides […]

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Governor Kay Ivey (R) (seen above) and the Alabama Department of Transportation recently issued $4.93 million in state funding to cities and counties for various road and bridge projects – the latest distribution from an annual grant program created under the Rebuild Alabama Act. [Above photo via the Alabama Governor’s Office.] Passed in 2019, the […]

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is providing two Transportation Economic Assistance or TEA grants worth a combined $1.7 million for road and railroad projects supporting a $300 million manufacturing and headquarters facility Komatsu Mining Corp. is building in Milwaukee. [Above rendering via Komatsu Mining Corp.] One grant supports the construction of a $2.4 million railroad […]

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The Missouri and Maryland departments of transportation recently wrapped up efforts to select companies to handle major state transportation projects: the I-70 Rocheport Bridge project in Missouri and the American Legion Bridge I-270 to I-70 Relief Plan in Maryland. [Above photo of the Rocheport Bridge by MoDOT.] The Missouri DOT recently selected four firms to […]

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In this episode of the ETAP Podcast, Paula Hammond (seen above) – market leader-multimodal at consulting firm WSP USA and a former secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation – talks about the career challenges and opportunities for women in the transportation industry. [Photo of Paula Hammond by WSDOT.] Hammond – a civil engineer […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently issued its 2021 Transportation Performance Report or TPR as part of update process for its 12-year long-range mobility and freight movement plans. [Above photo by PennDOT.] Concurrently, the agency is disbursing $452.7 million in “liquid fuels payments” or monies gathered via motor fuel taxes to help certified municipalities maintain […]

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In the latest edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials “State DOT’s Best” video series, the California Department of Transportation – known as Caltrans – highlights its winter operations skills. California’s climate during the winter season can vary widely depending on latitude, elevation, and proximity to the coastline. This video demonstrates […]

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