October 28, 2021
  • 1:12 am FHWA: Highway Trust Fund Should be Solvent into 2022
  • 1:09 am Panel: State DOTs Key to Improving Freight Connectivity
  • 1:04 am AASHTO’s Active Transportation Council Building “Research Roadmap”
  • 11:58 am AASHTO Survey Details Harm of Short-Term Funding Extensions
  • 11:54 am Senate Appropriations Releases FY 2022 USDOT Funding Bill

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation began resuming highway and bridge construction projects on May 1 in accordance with guidance issued by Governor Tom Wolf (D) on April 23. [Above photo via the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office.] PennDOT road and bridge construction projects will restart with limited exceptions based on “project-specific factors,” the agency said, including location […]

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The California State Transportation Agency, the City of Sacramento, and the Sacramento Regional Transit District or SacRT are teaming up to turn 10 transit buses into free wireless “super-hotspots” in local communities that only have limited high-speed internet access. [Above photo by the California State Transportation Agency.] This 60-day proof of concept – designed to […]

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May is Work Zone Safety Month in Oregon and the Oregon Department of Transportation is launching a public awareness campaign to highlight it; especially as seasonal highway construction ramps up across the state. [Above photo by the Oregon DOT.] The agency said in a statement that Oregon experienced an average of 331 work zone crashes […]

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The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety – a division of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet – and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are launching a “share the road” campaign in recognition of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. KYTC noted that in 2018, there were 1,501 crashes involving motorcycles in Kentucky – resulting in 322 […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently unveiled its 38th Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation, which provides a snapshot of state-by-state public transportation investments as well as how state departments of transportation utilize funding and tax mechanisms to support both transit operations and capital projects. [Above photo by the Missouri […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently released the 9th edition of its LRFD Bridge Design Specifications guide, which employs the load and resistance factor design or LRFD methodology in the design, evaluation, and rehabilitation of bridges. AASHTO noted that this 9th edition replaces the 8th edition – published in 2017 – […]

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