December 7, 2021
  • 12:44 pm Governors, State DOT CEOs Talk Infrastructure at Summit
  • 12:41 pm Federal Modal Leaders Detail IIJA Priorities at Summit
  • 12:37 pm AASHTO Names Lee Deputy Director-Chief Policy Officer
  • 12:36 pm AASHTO Comments on CEQ’s Proposed NEPA Changes
  • 12:34 pm Congress Passes CR to Fund Federal Government

The April 23 nomination deadline for the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards is fast approaching. [Above photo of 2020 Grand Prize Winner WSDOT. Photo by WSDOT.] This yearly competition helps showcase why transportation infrastructure – and why properly funding it – is vital to supporting the nation’s economy while improving the quality of life for communities […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials provided policy perspectives in a March 18 letter to the leadership of the House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure and Appropriations committees on the move to restore earmarks to surface transportation reauthorization and annual funding bills. AASHTO sent its letter to Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and […]

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In a joint letter, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and Intelligent Transportation Society of America urged federal officials to revisit plans to open the 5.9-gigahertz (GHz) wireless communication spectrum to non-transportation usage. [Above image by NHTSA.] The March 11 letter addressed to three federal officials – Pete Buttigieg, secretary of the […]

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Several transportation organizations are urging the Federal Highway Administration in a letter sent this week to ensure timely publication of a new edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices or MUTCD. [Above photo by the Oregon DOT.] “We encourage you to stay the course in obtaining public comment on the NPA [Notice of […]

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A new report by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials illustrates the many economic and quality of life benefits delivered by state department of transportation infrastructure projects. [Above photo via the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.] Building off an inaugural analysis issued in 2020, AASHTO’s latest report – entitled The Benefits of Transportation: […]

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The American Society of Civil Engineers recently added 13 federal, state, and local projects to its list of “Infrastructure Gamechangers,” so-called as they represent the “latest innovations in transportation, water, and energy infrastructure” – and are transforming the way engineers plan, build, and adapt to U.S. infrastructure needs. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT.] Four […]

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The Science and Technology Directorate within the Department of Homeland Security has published the Positioning, Navigation, and Timing or PNT Integrity Library and Epsilon Algorithm Suite to help protect against Global Navigation Satellite System or GNSS spoofing. Those resources will also help prevent the “deception” of a Global Positioning System or GPS device through false signals. [Graphic rendering above […]

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The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded $18.7 million in Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives or STSFA grants to eight projects to test new user-based funding methods for highways and bridges. [Above photo by WSDOT.] Those projects – led by six state departments of transportation and two transportation coalitions – will explore a variety of ways […]

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National passenger rail operator Amtrak recently put the first of six different commemorative locomotives into service – trains painted to celebrate Amtrak’s 50th anniversary. [Above photo by Matt Donnelly for Amtrak.] “We chose locomotives already budgeted for new paint as part of our life cycle preventative maintenance program and used the opportunity to celebrate this […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration said final rules requiring remote identification of drones and regulations allowing some drone flights over people, moving vehicles, and at night under certain conditions would go into effect on April 21. [Above image via the FAA.] The FAA said in a statement that its remote identification or “Remote ID” rule – […]

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