May 8, 2021
  • 11:08 am Trottenberg, Sununu Headline AASHTO Spring Meeting
  • 11:06 am Bill Seeks $500M Yearly for Railroad Crossing Safety
  • 11:01 am Senators Unveil $73B ‘Clean Transit for America’ Plan
  • 10:58 am TSA Extends Facemask Mandate to September 13
  • 10:52 am Video Celebrates Asian-American/Pacific Islander Month

To support “the fastest pace of economic growth in this country in nearly four decades” and help America compete better against “China and other countries to win the 21st Century,” President Joe Biden (seen above) re-emphasized his call for beefed up infrastructure investments. [Above photo via the White House] “Throughout our history, public investments and […]

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Jim Tymon (seen above) – executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – discussed the need for significant investment in U.S. infrastructure during an interview this week on C-SPAN’s public affairs program Washington Journal. “We’ve clearly been underinvesting in infrastructure for a number of years,” he explained. “Meanwhile, state and […]

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Reducing the amount of wireless communication spectrum available to vehicle-to-everything or V2X technology “seriously undermines” efforts to reduce the number of annual traffic injuries and fatalities occurring on U.S. roadways while also short-circuiting efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve transportation equity. [Above image by NHTSA] That is the argument the American Association of […]

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The Federal Highway Administration and state departments of transportation across the country participated in a variety of events designed to support National Work Zone Awareness Week, held April 26-30. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] The FHWA noted that 842 people died in highway work zone crashes in 2019 – the most recent year for […]

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Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., (above at left) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., (above at right) reintroduced four bills on April 26 designed to improve automotive and traffic safety across the United States – bills they want included in an infrastructure funding package and surface transportation reauthorization legislation. “Every year on average, over 36,000 people are […]

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Legislation recently proposed by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works would seek to “reconnect and revitalize” areas harmed by the construction of the Interstate Highway System over the past six decades. [Above photo by the Massachusetts DOT] Dubbed the “Reconnecting Communities Act,” Sen. Carper’s bill would establish […]

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The Federal Highway Administration issued a guidance document on April 27 to provide “clarification” to both its division offices and state departments of transportation on leveraging highway right-of-way or ROW for “certain uses” such as climate change, equitable communications access, and energy reliability. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT] The agency added that its guidance […]

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According to data compiled by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, people who use both alcohol and marijuana are some of the most dangerous drivers on the road – significantly more likely to speed, text, intentionally run red lights, and drive aggressively compared to those who do not. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT] The […]

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In conjunction with the recent “Leaders Summit on Climate,” President Joe Biden (seen above) launched the U.S. Trade and Development Agency’s Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure – an initiative between U.S. industry groups and key federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, to deliver clean energy and transportation solutions to emerging markets around the […]

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The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration plans withdraw its portions of the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient or SAFE I rule established in March 2020 that prevents states – especially California – from issuing their own greenhouse gas or GHG emissions standards and zero-emissions vehicle mandates. [Above photo by NHTSA] The agency said in a statement that […]

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