May 27, 2022
  • 11:51 am Work Zone Incursions Increase for Highway Contractors
  • 11:49 am AASHTO Highlights Conflicting Safety Provisions in IIJA
  • 11:46 am State DOTs Providing Support for AAIM Act
  • 11:42 am Virginia Tech Testing Work Zone Safety System
  • 11:39 am AASHTO Provides NHTSA with ADAS Feedback

Norman Yoshio Mineta (seen above at left), the first Asian-American to hold a cabinet-level post, passed away at age 90 on May 3. [Above photo via the National Archives] A member of the Democratic Party who served as commerce secretary under President Bill Clinton and as transportation secretary under President George W. Bush, Mineta was […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg (seen above) sketched out his agency’s “top priorities” in relation to proposed fiscal year 2023 spending in testimony before two different Senate committees over the past two weeks. Before the Senate Committee on Appropriations on April 28, Buttigieg highlighted seven key FY 2023 USDOT spending priorities. “Safety remains […]

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Over the past two weeks, state departments of transportation in different parts of the country held memorial ceremonies to honor workers who died in the line of duty. [Above photo by Caltrans] The California Department of Transportation held its 32nd Annual Workers Memorial on April 28 to remember and honor the 189 public servants who have […]

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In this episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast, Leslie Aguayo and Jeff Allen discuss the need for ensuring “equitable access” to a national electric vehicle or EV charging network – especially for those without access to regular charging at home, people who live in apartments, and rideshare drivers who will need […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently released a video of the group’s Council on Rail Transportation legislative meeting, held in March. Amit Bose, administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, and Stephen Gardner, Amtrak’s president and chief executive officer, were featured speakers at that meeting, held in Washington D.C. In opening remarks, […]

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Automaker General Motors and technology firm INRIX recently joined forces to develop a cloud-based analytics application called “Safety View” that provides transportation officials with critical insights using crash, vehicle, vulnerable road user or VRU information plus data from the U.S. Census to help prioritize and measure the effectiveness of roadway safety projects and their impact […]

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A 19-page report issued by the American Lung Association in March claims that making a wholesale shift to electric vehicles or EVs would generate more than $1.2 trillion in health benefits and $1.7 trillion in additional climate benefits for the United States by 2050. [Above photo by Connecticut DOT] “The transportation sector is a leading […]

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Federal Aviation Administration has started investing the first $1 billion of $5 billion in funding provided by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA – enacted in November 2021 – into the country’s air traffic control or ATC system. That funding will support, repair, or replace hundreds of buildings and pieces of […]

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Governor Bill Lee (R) has appointed Deputy Governor Butch Eley (seen above at right with Gov. Lee at left) to serve as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Transportation in addition to Eley’s current duties. [Above photo via the Tennessee Governor’s Office] Eley replaces former Commissioner Clay Bright, who Gov. Lee appointed as the CEO […]

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Michael Sandoval (seen above), secretary of the New Mexico Department of Transportation since 2019, retired effective May 1 after serving 27 years in state government. [Above image via the New Mexico DOT] The agency said Deputy Secretary Justin Reese would serve as acting secretary while the administration Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) conducts a comprehensive […]

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