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

Across the country, state departments of transportation supported the 2022 National Work Zone Awareness Week or NWZAW safety campaign, held from April 11 through April 15, in a variety of ways. [Above photo by Virginia DOT] The annual NWZAW campaign, now in its 22nd year, is a national public outreach effort that coincides with the […]

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A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association projects that U.S. motorists struck and killed 3,441 pedestrians in the first six months of 2021, an increase of 17 percent or an additional 507 fatalities compared to the first six months of 2020. [Above image via GHSA] This “troubling projection,” GHSA said, continues a “decade-long trend” of […]

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A new 50-page report compiled by the Government Accountability Office has identified “errors” in the evaluation process used by the U.S. Department of Transportation to award grants through its Infrastructure for Rebuilding America or INFRA program. [Above photo by USDOT] GAO’s report said USDOT – which has awarded more than $4 billion over five years […]

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The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation highlighted this week the more than $44 billion in funding available over the next five years for rural communities to rebuild and modernize roads, bridges, transit, ports, and airports under the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA enacted in November 2021. [Above photo […]

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A new study compiled by Ohio State University found that “high-quality” bus rapid transit or BRT systems could boost the value of multi-family residences located near them. [Above photo via Wikimedia Commons] Researchers investigated 11 BRT systems in 10 U.S. cities, noting previous research found that traditional bus services generally have a minor negative impact […]

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To help communities respond to natural disasters, the Federal Transit Administration is offering $1 million in grants via a notice of funding opportunity so an organization or partnership can develop standards for “exportable power systems” from electric and fuel cell-powered buses. [Above photo by the FTA] Such systems would turn those buses into “mobile generators,” which could […]

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development recently hosted an outdoor electric vehicle or EV exposition at its headquarters facility in Baton Rouge. [Above photo by the Louisiana DOTD] Governor John Bel Edwards (D), Louisiana DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson (seen above) – who also serves as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation recently illustrated in a blog post how ‘biomonitor’ teams from Northern Arizona University or NAU helps the agency’s crews find and relocate endangered species – including snakes, birds and fish – from construction sites. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] Specifically, the biomonitor teams train construction workers and other involved […]

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The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to tackle 1,300 state road projects as part of its “Next Level Roads” construction season this year. When combined with preventative maintenance projects, Indiana plans investing more than $3 billion to improve road and bridge conditions, safety, and mobility in 2022. [Above photo by the Indiana DOT] Implemented in […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently released its annual Focus on Innovations report, which highlights a number innovations developed by agency personnel and implemented across the organization. [Above image by PennDOT] “Innovation is absolutely essential to our operations, and we have seen how celebrating our successes acts as a continuous driver of new ideas across the […]

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