December 3, 2021
  • 6:37 pm AASHTO Names Lee Deputy Director-Chief Policy Officer
  • 8:59 am Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill, Outlines Implementation Priorities
  • 8:58 am AASHTO Prepping IIJA Framework for State DOTs
  • 8:43 am Video: 2021 America’s Transportation Awards Winners
  • 8:40 am USDOT, State DOTs Tout IIJA Investment Opportunities

The U.S. Maritime Administration recently issued $19.6 million worth of funding to 31 small shipyards in 15 states through its Small Shipyard Grant Program. [Above photo via MARAD] The agency said those funds would help awardees modernize, increase productivity, and expand local employment opportunities while competing in the global marketplace. MARAD added that its Small […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration officially made more than $1.69 billion available to Amtrak on April 27 to provide relief from the impacts of COVID-19 to the company’s business operations, workforce, and state funding partners. [Above photo by Amtrak] FRA said in a statement that funding comes from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, signed into […]

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Governor Charlie Baker (R) (seen above) refiled legislation on April 26 to foster road safety improvements across Massachusetts – a bill that includes a primary seatbelt law along with more protections for bicyclists and pedestrians. The governor also refiled separate legislation that seeks to both beef up oversight of rideshare companies and secure more transportation […]

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In an attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation and select Michigan airports, plans to launch a “Travel Points Testing” program this spring – bringing COVID-19 antigen testing to locations with high volumes of travel. [Above photo by the Michigan […]

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The Essential Worker Cross-Border Vaccination Initiative – launched jointly by North Dakota’s state government and the Manitoba provincial government on April 22 – is relying on rest areas managed by the North Dakota Department of Transportation to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to Manitoba-based truck drivers transporting goods to and from the United States. [Above photo by […]

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation released its annual three-year transportation construction program update on April 28; a plan that earmarks some $2.6 billion in infrastructure investments for 68 individual project phases in 45 counties across the state. [Above photo by the Tennessee DOT] The program supports the very first executive order issued by Governor Bill […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation is joining forces with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Ohio Department of Natural Resources to conduct a statewide anti-litter campaign. [Above image via the Ohio DOT] The campaign – called “A Little Litter is a Big Problem” – aims to show state residents the negative impact litter has on […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is conducting a survey for the state’s Highly Automated Vehicle or HAV Advisory Committee designed to “gain an understanding” of the perceptions and knowledge of automated vehicles among state residents. [Above photo by PennDOT.] The HAV Advisory Committee – established by Act 117 of 2018 – is a partnership between public and […]

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Registration closes May 21 for one of two programs within its new leadership development series unveiled by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials last year; programs 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 […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently released its “Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation” Final Report 2021,” which provides a snapshot of state-by-state investment in public transportation from federal, state, and local funding sources. [Above photo by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.] Based on fiscal year 2019 data, the report […]

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