August 9, 2022
  • 12:34 pm Every State DOT Formally Submits EV Infrastructure Plans
  • 12:32 pm AASHTO Comments on FTA’s ‘Buy America’ Waiver Proposal
  • 11:52 am Video: Implementing Equity in the Transportation Industry
  • 11:50 am Nolen: FAA Seeks to be ‘Gateway, not Hurdle’ for AAM
  • 11:44 am Georgia DOT Advancing Key Mobility Program Projects

The Michigan Department of Transportation is creating a new executive-level position to help the agency incorporate equity and inclusion in all aspects of its business. [Above photo by the Michigan DOT] As a result, the Michigan DOT is posting a job opening for the new position of chief culture, equity, and inclusion officer or CCEIO […]

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Governor Doug Burgum (R) signed into law a $680 million bonding package on April 21 to support infrastructure upgrades across North Dakota including flood control, roads, bridges, water projects and an agricultural facility – money will come from the state’s “Legacy Fund” earnings, generated from oil and natural gas leases. [Above photo by the North […]

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An archaeology team led by the Maryland State Highway Administration – a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation – recently helped discover a historic homesite once owned by the father of famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who helped slaves escape north via the Underground Railroad. [Above photo by the Maryland DOT] The agency’s team discovered […]

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A pair of new exhibits at the Tennessee Aquarium funded by the grants from the Tennessee Department of Transportation illustrate how microplastics and other roadside trash can negatively affect the health of the ocean as well as rivers, lakes, and streams. [Above photo by the Tennessee Aquarium] The new exhibits – housed in the Aquarium’s […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation and the National Park Service recently began a three-month pilot test of a self-driving shuttle bus at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills. [Above photo by the NCDOT] Known officially as the Connected Autonomous Shuttle Supporting Innovation or CASSI, the vehicle – leased from EasyMile – […]

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is beginning to allocate the approximately $216 received by the state for road and infrastructure projects from the $1.4 trillion 2020 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act or CRRRSAA passed in December 2020. [Above photo by the Louisiana DOTD] Governor John Bel Edwards (D) noted in a […]

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The Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority are working together to update the “Drive Oklahoma” mobile application and companion website – offering enhanced navigation tools and better options for checking traffic on interstates, highways, plus state roads and turnpikes before venturing out. [Above image by the Oklahoma DOT] Those updates also include real-time […]

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is overseeing the investment of more than $2 billion in 1,300 road construction projects and preventative maintenance activities in 2021 to continue fostering economic efficiency and quality of life improvements for citizens statewide. [Above photo by the Indiana DOT] That program includes a “renewed focused” on improving work zone safety, […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Patrick McKenna (seen above at podium, with Missouri Governor Mike Parsons in background), executive director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, to serve a two-year term as chair of the organization’s Committee on Safety. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT] McKenna also served as […]

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The third webinar in the “Changing the TIDE in Transportation” series – with “TIDE” standing for “Transparency, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity” – will take place April 28 and will discuss how to create a “supportive environment” within the transportation research community. Register for that webinar by clicking here. The Council of University Transportation Centers hosts […]

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