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 nomination portal for the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards remains open from now until April 8. [Above graphic by AASHTO] States can nominate up to three projects for one of the following categories: Operations Excellence, Best Use of Technology & Innovation, and Quality of Life/Community Development. Click here to nominate a project for this annual contest. This awards program […]

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The Biden administration recently launched the Freight Logistics Optimization Works or FLOW information system as way to improve freight data sharing within U.S. supply chain networks. [Above photo by the WSDOT] In a statement, the White House said FLOW includes 18 initial participants that represent diverse perspectives across the supply chain, including private businesses, trucking, […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued what it calls a “first-of-its-kind” final rule to ensure the safety of occupants in automated vehicles. This rule updates the occupant protection Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or FMVSS to account for vehicles that do not have the traditional manual controls associated with a human driver; instead […]

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The Federal Highway Administration is now seeking entries for the seventh round of its ‘Every Day Counts’ or EDC program – an initiative that builds on collaborations with state, local, tribal, industry partners, and the public to identify proven, market-ready, yet underutilized transportation processes or technologies. Applications are due by April 11. [Above graphic by […]

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The Federal Transit Administration recently awarded $409.3 million in grants to 70 projects in 39 states to modernize and electrify America’s buses, make bus systems and routes more reliable, and improve their safety. [Above photo by the MBTA] The grants support modernizing and improving transit bus systems across the country, helping dozens of communities buy new-technology and […]

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In a keynote speech closing out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2022 Lifesavers Conference on Highway Safety Priorities in Chicago, National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy (seen above) challenged local advocates and safety leaders to “fight like hell” and use the “Safe System Approach” to reduce rising deaths and injuries on U.S. roads. [Above photo by […]

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The Federal Highway Administration has issued a notice of funding opportunity that allows states and federally recognized tribes to apply for $22 million in grants through its National Scenic Byways Program or NSBP. [Above photo via the Ohio DOT] That program funds improvements, such as byway facilities, safety improvements, and interpretive information, along roads in […]

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Jennifer Mitchell (seen above at left) is stepping down as director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation or DRPT to become deputy administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration in April. Concurrently, Jennifer DeBruhl (above at right) – who has served as department’s chief of public transportation for more than five years – […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation recently began construction on the next phase of its ‘Downtown Ramp Up’ project to improve Interstates 70 and 71 through downtown Columbus. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] “This section of highway is one of the busiest and most vital routes for freight operators and commuters in the region, and […]

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More than $6 million in funds from the Kansas High Risk Rural Roads or HRRR program is going to 10 rural counties statewide to help improve the safety and efficiency of roads and local roadways. [Above photo by the Kansas DOT] “These improvements are vital to maintaining the infrastructure as many Kansans depend on rural […]

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