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 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has opened the registration portal for the annual meeting of its Committee on Safety, held April 26-28 in Boston. [Above image via AASHTO] The meeting’s hotel room block expires April 11. To reserve a room, click here. Traffic safety professionals are encouraged to attend the annual […]

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On March 28, President Biden (seen above) unveiled the federal government’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023 starting on October 1. [Above photo by the White House] The Biden administration’s proposed budget includes $142.3 billion in total gross budget authority for the U.S. Department of Transportation, an increase of $1.6 billion or 1.1 percent over […]

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The registration portal for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2022 Spring Meeting is now open. Click here to register for the May 9-12 meeting in New Orleans. [Above image of New Orleans via Pixbay] The AASHTO Spring Meeting provides transportation leaders with the opportunity to collaborate on some of the biggest […]

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Three student teams took home top honors in the virtual 2022 National Bridge and Structure Competition on March 29 – an event hosted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and infrastructure software firm Bentley Systems. HDR, Headlight, HNTB, Michael Baker International, TopoDOT, and WSP also helped sponsored this year’s contest. [Above […]

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The Federal Highway Administration issued new guidance and increased funding on March 30 for the Transportation Alternatives or TA Set-Aside program for state and local government projects that “create safer, more walkable streets, construct pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, foster Safe Routes to School programs, conduct road safety assessments, as well as support other local community […]

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According to new research conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, state-level fuel tax “holidays” do not necessarily result in significantly lower diesel and gasoline retail pump prices, nor deliver “big savings” to motorists. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] In its nine-page report, the association examined 177 changes in state-level gasoline tax rates […]

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A new study by the University of Minnesota and a joint proof-of-concept technology test by Cisco and Verizon represent the latest efforts aimed at addressing the infrastructure needs of autonomous vehicles or AVs. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT] The university’s research – funded by a National Science Foundation grant – discovered that not much […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials joined 13 other organizations in sending a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on March 25 reinforcing the need for greater flexibility in the use of COVID-19 relief funds for transportation projects – especially as the cost of materials has spiked over the last 18 […]

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A new study of infrastructure owners, architects, engineers, and contractors by the Dodge Construction Network, in partnership with Trimble, finds that 54 percent are either integrating software solutions or using a single, connected construction management solution as part of ongoing efforts to create “digital workflows.” [Above photo by Pxhere] For public sector owners in particular, […]

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation is working with the Mississippi Home Corporation and other community organizations within a program that seeks to provide housing assistance and job training to homeless individuals so they can become transit vehicle operators and help alleviate the serious driver shortage plaguing transit agencies statewide. [Above photo by the Mississippi DOT] […]

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