September 17, 2021
  • 12:52 pm Infrastructure Bill Aligns With Key AASHTO Principles
  • 12:47 pm Seven Western State DOTs Win Regional Transportation Awards
  • 12:46 pm NTSB’s Homendy Touts ‘Safe System Approach’ for Roadways
  • 12:42 pm COVID-19 Recovery Funding Made Available by FTA
  • 12:39 pm Caltrans Helps Test Earthquake Detection System for Trains

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has opened the registration portal for 2021 spring meeting, which will be held virtually May 10-14 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To register for this meeting, click here. The agenda for AASHTO’s 2021 virtual spring meeting will cover a wide array of transportation and infrastructure […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has opened registration for two programs within 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 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and 17 other organizations sent a joint letter to key Congressional leaders on April 15 calling for more funding to close a $756 billion “investment gap” in the nation’s surface transportation system. [Above photo by the Michigan DOT.] “We request Congress to authorize $200 billion in […]

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The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works examined possible revenue solutions to ensure the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund during a hearing on April 14 – with much of the discussion focused on vehicle mile travelled or VMT user-fee funding methods. The committee heard from five witnesses: Joseph Kile, director of microeconomic analysis […]

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The preliminary fiscal year 2022 federal budget submitted to Congress by the Office of Management and Budget on April 9 contains few specifics on potential infrastructure funding focal points. [Above photo by the White House.] While the Biden administration is expected to release a full budget proposal in May, the initial discretionary budget outline highlights […]

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Republican members of the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure issued a bill on April 14 that seeks to make infrastructure project reviews more efficient and reduce project costs while spurring economic recovery for the nation. [Above photo by the Architect of the Capitol.] They maintain the focus of Building U.S. Infrastructure through […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation published a notice of funding opportunity on April 13 for $1 billion worth of fiscal year 2021 discretionary grants via the new Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity or RAISE program. [Above image via the USDOT.] The agency said in a statement that RAISE grant funding applications are due […]

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The Senate confirmed Polly Trottenberg as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation by a vote of 82 to 15 on April 13. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation had approved Trottenberg for that position by a vote of 24 to 4 on March 24. Trottenberg most recently spent seven years as […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration is conducting what the agency calls the “first-of-its-kind” nationwide “disparity study” of small, minority-owned, and woman-owned businesses – seeking to determine whether the playing field is level for firms aspiring to win subcontracts from projects receiving FRA grants. [Above photo by the FRA.] The agency noted that it awarded more than […]

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The Department of the Interior plans to invest $1.6 billion in 2021 to address critical deferred maintenance projects, plus improve transportation and recreation infrastructure in national parks, national wildlife refuges, recreation areas, and at Bureau of Indian Education schools. [Above photo by the Interior Department.] That funding comes from the National Parks and Public Land […]

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