June 25, 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 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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