September 22, 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

A group of five key Republican senators unveiled a five-year, $568 billion infrastructure investment framework on April 22 to serve as an alternative to the $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan proposed by President Biden on March 31. Those five senators are Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., ranking member on the Environment and Public Works Committee; Roger Wicker, […]

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A letter sent to Congressional leaders on April 21 spearheaded by the Associated General Contractors of America backs up the recent call by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials to address the $756 billion highway and bridge investment backlog facing the United States. [Above photo by the West Virginia DOT] “We urge […]

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The governors of 12 states – California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington – recently signed a joint letter urging the Biden Administration to establish national zero emission vehicle standards. [Above photo via the Massachusetts Governor’s Office.] They also urged the administration to leverage the […]

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., and Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., introduced the “Rebuilding Stronger Infrastructure Act” on April 20 to ensure that resilience improvements are eligible for federal funding, while requiring the Federal Highway Administration to provide states with the guidance and tools needed to rebuild infrastructure with more resiliency. [Above photo by the Wisconsin DOT] […]

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Founded 51 years ago, Earth Day is now a global celebration that is raising public awareness and support for the protection of the environment. One of the objectives of this annual worldwide campaign is to get everyone to play a role – no matter what they do or where they live and work. A recent […]

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Rep. Greg Pence, R-Ind., recently introduced legislation that seeks to codify the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success or ROUTES Initiative introduced nearly two years ago by the U.S. Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the Indiana DOT] “Indiana is the ‘Crossroads of America’ – we see billions in commerce come through our […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration noted on April 21 that two new final rules governing drone operations are now in effect: one requiring remote identification of drones, while the other allows operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions. [Above photo by Caltrans] “Today’s rules are an important first step […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is making some $10 million in competitive grant available through its Transit-Oriented Development or TOD pilot program via a new notice of funding opportunity. The deadline for applications is June 21. [Above photo via the FTA] The agency said those funds would support “comprehensive planning efforts “to help connect communities, improve […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is appointing a chief science officer – the first in more than  40 years – and it is taking other steps to comply with two climate change-focused initiatives issued by President Biden in January. The first is an executive order aimed at protecting public health and the environment, while the […]

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The National Roadway Safety Awards is a biennial competition sponsored by Federal Highway Administration and the Roadway Safety Foundation or RSF to recognize roadway safety achievements that move the United States towards zero deaths and serious injuries on the Nation’s roadways. The deadline to submit an application for the 2021 contest is May 28. To […]

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