October 28, 2021
  • 1:12 am FHWA: Highway Trust Fund Should be Solvent into 2022
  • 1:09 am Panel: State DOTs Key to Improving Freight Connectivity
  • 1:04 am AASHTO’s Active Transportation Council Building “Research Roadmap”
  • 11:58 am AASHTO Survey Details Harm of Short-Term Funding Extensions
  • 11:54 am Senate Appropriations Releases FY 2022 USDOT Funding Bill

The U.S. Maritime Administration issued a notice of funding opportunity on March 5, making $9.5 million worth of grants available through the America’s Marine Highway Program or AMHP. Applications for AMHP grants are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on April 10, the agency noted. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT.] The AMHP supports the increased […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued $562 million in grants to Offices of Highway Safety in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and U.S. territories on February 13 to help fund a variety of highway safety programs. [Above photo by NHTSA] “We know that most of the 36,560 […]

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The Kansas Department of Transportation disbursed $8.6 million on February 28 to help fund 18 projects selected for inclusion in its Transportation Alternatives program for fiscal year 2021. The next call for projects is expected to be released this summer, the agency added. “Kansans value safety in all modes of transportation, which is why it […]

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At the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis (R), the Florida Department of Transportation is working closely with state legislative leaders and local stakeholders to identify “significant solutions” to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion needs on the Palmetto Expressway near Miami. [Above photo via Florida DOT.] The solutions devised as of February 24 from that […]

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Governor Tony Evers (D) (seen above at left) and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently issued two separate sets of grants; one on March 4 that provided $75 million for local transportation projects in 152 communities with the other February 25 splitting $40.5 million between eight harbor maintenance and improvement projects aimed at promoting shipbuilding, […]

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) signed two executive orders on February 25 that created new transportation initiatives for the state. [Above photo by the University of Michigan.] The first order, Executive Directive 2020-1, formed the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification as well as a chief Mobility officer position to head that office. It […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation distributed $487.5 million from its municipal liquid fuels program to local governments on March 2 to help fund highway and bridge-related expenses such as snow removal and road repaving. [Above photo by PennDOT.] “We have the fifth-largest state-maintained road system in the country, and there are even more locally owned […]

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The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 27 Bridge Improvement Grants – known as BIGs – totaling some $14 million to local governments on February 27. Created in 2015, the $15 million BIG program is funded through $7 million per year from funds generated by license plate fees and $8 million from the South Dakota Department […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Transportation System Operations (CTSO) formally unveiled infrastructure guidelines designed to support the deployment of Cooperative Automated Transportation or CAT systems at the organization’s annual Washington Briefing on February 28. The CTSO said that those guidelines envision all of the industry stakeholders and elements of […]

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A 20 percent discount is available for the month of March on all the titles available the current American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials publications catalog. More information on how to place and order and the discount code to use is available in the video below.

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