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

A hearing held on April 27 by the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure examined construction workforce issues within the surface transportation sector. [Above photo by AASHTO] That hearing – held by the House T&I Subcommittee on Highways and Transit – featured testimony from state department of transportation leaders from Colorado and North […]

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Around the country, state departments of transportation conducted or participated in a variety of pollution mitigation efforts on April 22 in honor of Earth Day. [Above photo by KTRB] Some 30 employees with the Tennessee Department of Transportation helped clean up areas around Chickamauga Lake along the Tennessee River. The event – sponsored by the […]

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A new report compiled by The Ray and Geotab Inc. seeks to help state and local governments determine the optimal locations and design parameters for electric vehicle or EV charging stations for both passenger and freight vehicles. [Above photo by the Maine DOT] The basis of the report comes from analysis of vehicle telematics data […]

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A “knowledge session” sponsored by AECOM during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2022 Washington Briefing on March 2 discussed how  state departments of transportation could use funds from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA to improve the nation’s transportation systems. [Above photo by AASHTO] Shailen Bhatt, AECOM […]

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Additional funding from the Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh allowed Operation Lifesaver Inc. or OLI – in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration – to recently issue extra grants for rail safety activities in additional states, with 14 states overall receiving $245,525 in combined grant funds. [Above photo via the FRA] OLI awarded some $200,000 in […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration launched broad “net-zero” greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction efforts for their respective industries on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. [Above image via the FAA] FAA and U.S. airports initiated an overarching “Airport Climate Challenge” to help achieve the Biden administration’s goal of net-zero emissions by […]

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The New York State Department of Transportation will oversee a $157 million investment in pavement renewal projects taking place on some of the busiest roads on Long Island this spring and summer. [Above photo by the NYSDOT] Those projects are part of the $1 billion “Operation Pave Our Potholes” program created by Governor Kathy Hochul […]

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently began a major dredging project in Sloop Channel, NC, on behalf of the North Carolina Department of Transportation – a shipping channel located just outside the agency’s ferry division Ocracoke-South Dock Terminal. [Above photo by NCDOT] “Getting this urgent dredging operation underway has been a top priority for […]

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A collection of state departments of transportation across the country recently issued funds or opened the application process for grants to support a variety of local safety, transit, mobility, and “transportation alternatives” or TA endeavors, ones usually related to bicycle and pedestrian projects. [Above photo by the Illinois DOT] Governor Tom Wolf (D) recently approved […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation recently issued $30.1 million in Local Freight Impact Fund grants to support 25 projects that will help counties and municipalities improve large truck traffic safety. [Above photo by the New Jersey DOT] This is the fifth year the agency has issued grants via the Local Freight Impact Fund, a competitive […]

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