October 21, 2021
  • 11:59 pm Federal, State Agencies Ramping Up Pedestrian Safety Efforts
  • 11:55 pm AASHTO Issues Connected, Automated Vehicle Policy Paper
  • 11:52 pm New Research Seeks to Improve Drone Navigation Capability
  • 11:48 pm Canadian Transit Agencies Test Anti-Bacterial Copper Coatings
  • 11:43 pm Illinois DOT Highway Worker Rescues Trapped Truck Driver

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, an equal opportunity employer, is currently seeking to hire a director of technology and digital Strategy who will also serve as the organization’s chief information officer at its Washington, D.C., headquarters. As a member of the senior management team reporting directly to AASHTO’s executive director, the […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials plans to open 2021 registration soon for its brand new leadership development series, revamped under a new contract with the University of Kansas signed in October 2020. AASHTO’s 2021 leadership development series includes three newly renamed leadership development institutes – the AASHTO Management Institute (AMI), the […]

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The $2.3 trillion infrastructure investment package unveiled by the Biden Harris administration on March 31 – entitled the American Jobs Plan – allocates $621 billion in overall spending to the transportation sector, with the largest slice of that funding aimed at spurring major growth in the electric vehicle market. “Is it big? Yes. Is it […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials co-signed a March 28 letter with 35 other transportation organizations to Janet Yellen, secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, to provide “clear guidance and flexibility” regarding the use of American Rescue Plan or ARP funds to support transportation infrastructure projects . [Above photo of […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is helping support National Work Zone Awareness Week or NWZAW – held April 26-30 this year – with a public service announcement that encourages safe driving through highway work zones. The Michigan Department of Transportation will be hosting the national rollout of the annual NWZAW campaign […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration announced awards totaling more than $627.7 million in fiscal year 2021 funding for infrastructure and safety projects through its Airport Improvement Program or AIP. [Above photo by McCarran International Airport.] “Airports serve as a lifeline for communities across the nation,” noted U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg in a statement. “Modernizing our infrastructure […]

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New research compiled by the Autonomous Vehicle Alliance (AVA), the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), and AARP examines how technology can provide “barrier-free mobility” to people with age-related or physical impairments – helping them navigate their immediate surroundings when they enter and exit the vehicle. [Above photo of the Utah DOT AV Shuttle […]

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The Maritime Administration recently issued a notice of funding opportunity for $230 million in discretionary grant funding for port and intermodal infrastructure-related projects through its Port Infrastructure Development Program or PIDP, with an application deadline of July 30. The minimum award size is $1 million. [Above photo via the Port of Tampa Bay.] To provide […]

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The Federal Highway Administration recently noted that roughly 500,000 emergency responders have completed its specialized National Traffic Incident Management or TIM Responder Training – a milestone reflecting nearly a decade of efforts to improve safety for those on the scene at roadway crashes and representing the agency’s “continued progress” toward its goal of training one […]

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