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 U.S. Department of Transportation is making $2.9 billion in grant funding available for “major” infrastructure projects through a notice of funding opportunity or NOFO through its new Multimodal Projects Discretionary Grant initiative. The deadline for applications is May 23. [Above photo by USDOT] That program combines three new and existing grant programs – the […]

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The Federal Highway Administration is making $10 million in fiscal year 2021 funding available from its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Supportive Services or DBE/SS program to help eligible small businesses compete for federal highway contracts in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. [Above image by Ohio DOT] “With these […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently helped establish a free repository of information on electric vehicles available to state agencies. State agencies must create a free account in order to use the clearinghouse, accessed by clicking here. [Above photo by the Maine DOT] Called the “EV States Clearinghouse,” it contains a […]

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Rep. Donald Edwin Young, R-Alaska (seen above at right with Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy) – a leading transportation and infrastructure advocate and the longest-serving Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives – died on March 18 while traveling home to Alaska. [Above photo by the Alaska Governor’s Office] Rep. Young was re-elected to the […]

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The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials and infrastructure software firm Bentley Systems are hosting the virtual 2022 National Bridge and Structure Competition on March 29 – part of AASHTO’s Transportation and Civil Engineering or TRAC program for middle and high school students. [Above image via AASHTO] Also helping sponsor this yearly event are […]

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Vehicle maker Audi of America is working with Spoke, Qualcomm Technologies, and Commsignia to pilot test a cellular vehicle-to-everything or C-V2X system that beefs up protection for “vulnerable road users” or VRUs, particularly bicyclists, while enhancing overall roadway safety. [Above photo by Audi] This most recent C-V2X demonstration aims to validate Spoke’s first-of-its-kind hardware and […]

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Governor Brad Little (R) (seen above) signed a key part of his “Leading Idaho” plan into law on March 17; a bill that provides “hundreds of millions” in new transportation funding to help clear out one-third of Idaho’s bridge maintenance backlog. [Above photo via the Idaho Governor’s Office] Officially known as Senate Bill 1359, the […]

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The Illinois Department of Transportation recently issued the fifth $250 million funding installment to counties, municipalities, and townships statewide to address local transportation needs. [Above photo by the Illinois DOT] That funding comes from the Rebuild Illinois capital program, signed into law by Governor Jay “J.B.” Pritzker (D) (seen above at right) in June 2019. […]

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Governor Charlie Baker (R) (seen above) recently proposed a $9.7 billion bill designed to increase both transportation and environmental infrastructure funding, as well as provide state matching funds to compete for, unlock, and leverage federal formula and discretionary investments provided via the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA, enacted in November 2021. […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to install a wrong-way driver detection system in northeast Ohio in 2023. Installed along a 22-mile-long stretch of both I-71 and I-90, the $1.8 million project includes “wrong-way” signs that flash when activated and 50 detection devices at 25 locations. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] When a detector […]

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