June 26, 2022
  • 1:21 pm Biden Endorses Temporary Suspension of Federal Gas Tax
  • 1:17 pm Logistics Report Highlights Freight Infrastructure Needs
  • 12:48 pm NASA Building Air Mobility ‘Information Infrastructure’
  • 12:47 pm FTA Supporting Projects for ‘Underserved Groups’
  • 12:43 pm Tony Tavares Appointed Caltrans Director

The House of Representatives and Senate reached a long-awaited agreement on a fiscal year 2022 omnibus appropriations package to fund the federal government this week – a package that finally honors full first-year transportation funding levels established by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law in November 2021. [Above photo by […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is supporting the Federal Railroad Administration’s effort to establish a new “corridor identification and development program” to expand passenger railroad service in the United States. [Above photo by Amtrak] However, in a letter sent to FRA on March 8, AASHTO emphasized that state departments of transportation […]

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The U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Transportation signed a memorandum of understanding on March 7 to promote the creation of union jobs favoring “underserved populations” with funds provided by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA, signed into law in November 2021. [Above photo by the NCDOT] This partnership […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to introduce stricter heavy-duty vehicle and engine emission rules starting in model year 2027. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT] The proposed standards would reduce emissions of smog- and soot-forming nitrogen oxides or NOx from heavy-duty gasoline and diesel engines, EPA said, while updating commercial vehicle greenhouse gas or GHG standards in […]

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How should state departments of transportation use funds from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA to improve the nation’s transportation systems for the future? [Above photo by AASHTO] That question formed the basis for a “knowledge session” sponsored by AECOM during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2022 […]

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The role of a state department of transportation in developing and managing a multimodal transportation network has evolved “significantly” away from their 100-year-old roots as builders of the national highway system to one focused on managing existing assets and operations, connecting communities, and providing innovative mobility programs and services. [Above photo by AASHTO] Yet state […]

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The Federal Transit Administration recently made $1.47 billion in grants available to help modernize bus fleets and facilities nationwide. [Above photo by the FTA] FTA also awarded $2.2 billion in American Rescue Pan or ARP funds to 35 recipients in 18 states to help public transportation agencies suffering from COVID-19 ridership losses pay for day-to-day […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration is installing eight new Automated Weather Observing System stations across Alaska to provide continuous, real-time weather data to pilots in the more remote areas of the state. [Above photo by Dave Krause for the Alaska DOT&PF] The new sites should be operational by October 2022, FAA said in a statement. The […]

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are sharing in a $31.8 million federal grant for station and rail segment improvements to double passenger service and increase freight efficiency along the Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago or TCMC rail corridor. [Above photo by the Wisconsin DOT] Those two state DOTs said the TCMC Intercity […]

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The Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado Energy Office, and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment recently unveiled the daft of a “Clean Truck Strategy” that seeks to lower greenhouse gas or GHG emissions from heavy- and medium-duty vehicles by at least 45 percent statewide by 2050. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT] […]

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