July 11, 2020
  • 9:19 am Caltrans Announces Statewide Plan to Increase Walking, Bicycling
  • 12:28 pm Tennessee DOT Celebrates Completion of I-440 Project
  • 12:27 pm New Iowa Highway Safety Campaign Focuses on Moms, Moms-to-Be
  • 12:25 pm SCDOT Enhances 511 Traveler Information System
  • 12:23 pm New Guardrail Repair Strategy Generates Savings for Georgia DOT
 

As President Trump and members of Congress tout the possibility of pulling together a national infrastructure investment package, several states are already gearing up to continue and in some cases speed up a wide variety of transportation projects. [Above photo by the Michigan DOT.] The president supported a $2 trillion infrastructure investment stimulus bill in […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient or SAFE Vehicles Rule on March 31 – establishing corporate average fuel economy or CAFÉ standards as well as setting carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for model year 2021 through 2026 passenger cars and light trucks. [Above photo […]

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A new 30-page study compiles sets of research-tested themes and messages that state departments of transportation can use to communicate with different audiences about the economic and quality of life benefits generated through transportation infrastructure investment. Requested by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and conducted as part of National Cooperative Highway […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Transportation System Security is sponsoring a series of “virtual panel discussions” to help state department of transportation leaders stay up-to-date on the latest news regarding the COVID-19 or Coronavirus pandemic. The panels will feature updates from the Federal Highway Administration, Transportation Security Administration, and […]

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On April 2, the Federal Transit Administration released an allocation plan for divvying up a total of $25 billion in Federal funding to help the nation’s public transportation systems deal with the impact of COVID-19; money included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or CARES Act passed on March 27. [Above photo by CTtransit.] FTA […]

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The Transportation Security Administration issued a new final rule on March 23 that requires “higher-risk” surface transportation providers –  including certain railroads, public transportation systems and over-the-road buses – to provide security training for certain employees. [Above photo by the Maryland Transit Administration.] In special consideration of ongoing challenges to the surface transportation industry in […]

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is changing the terminology it uses to describe the burgeoning urban air mobility market to reflect a “more comprehensive view” of the technology, systems, and practices on the horizon. [Above graphic by NASA.] “To be clear, in this move we’re primarily talking about updating the words we are using […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking applications for a new round of more than $4.9 million in grants to fund four new Tier 1 University Transportation Centers or UTCs. “Our UTCs are not only the seeds of our future transportation system, they serve as living labs, bringing research to reality,” explained Diana Furchtgott-Roth, USDOT […]

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A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook the Idaho Central Mountains on March 31, causing rockfalls that blocked several mountain highways, including: Idaho Highway 75 (ID-75) near Stanley; ID-21 north and south of Lowman; ID-55 between Horseshoe Bend and Cascade; and ID-52 east of Emmett. [Above photo by the ITD.] After the earthquake, the Idaho Transportation Department […]

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An eight-page study by the Road Ecology Center at the University of California-Davis finds that vehicles collisions and resulting injuries/fatalities are being cut in half on California highways due to traffic volume declines caused by large part by the stay-in-place order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom (D). [Above photo by Caltrans.] Using data derived from […]

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