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

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) nominated Marie Therese Dominguez on May 6 to be commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation. Dominguez – a 20-year veteran of the transportation industry, with experience in water and energy infrastructure, safety, and logistics – most recently served as administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration […]

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority launched a free six-month technology pilot program on May 1 called “AccessAI” from Aria; a system that connects blind or low vision users with highly trained sighted agents via a smartphone video mobile application to provide live and on-demand visual information about a user’s surroundings. [Above photo by MBTA.] Aira’s […]

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The District Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C., began testing on May whether “re-purposed timber” gathered from trees removed due to damage can be used to build bike lane barriers “We’ve had a hard time keeping [bike lane] flex posts in place [and] we think there is a role for timber in our product inventory, […]

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Since 1921, some 189 California Department of Transportation employees have died in the line of duty. As part of the annual statewide Workers Memorial – held this year at the State Capitol building in Sacramento – Tamie McGowen, assistant deputy director of public affairs at Caltrans, provided a behind-the-scenes look at the logistics of the […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Shawn Wilson, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, to a two-year term as chair of its Agency Administration Managing Committee. Formerly chair of AASHTO’s Council on Water Transportation, Wilson has served as secretary of the Louisiana DOTD in January 2016. He […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Council on Public Transportation recently published its 37th annual Survey of State Funding of Public Transportation, which offers a snap shot of state-by-state investments in public transit. [Above photo by the Federal Transit Administration.] Available from the AASHTO Store by clicking here, the survey chronicles how […]

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