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 U.S. Department of the Treasury outlined specific transportation-related rules regarding the disbursement of $350 billion in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds – money provided through the American Rescue Plan or ARP legislation passed in early March – to state, local, territorial, and tribal governments. [Above photo of Treasury Department headquarters by Matt Robinson] […]

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Toks Omishakin (above at left) – director of the California Department of Transportation – and William Panos (above at right), director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation, highlighted the ways state departments of transportation are incorporating equity into their infrastructure programs during a May 11 hearing on Capitol Hill. Both virtually joined the hearing […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials urged the Federal Highway Administration to move forward with its proposed update to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices or MUTCD, despite calls to re-start the revision process. [Above photo collage by the American Traffic Safety Services Association.] “It has been over 10 years since […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration recently awarded more than $898.9 million to support 488 infrastructure and safety grants to 447 airports in 49 states and American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico. [Above photo of Chicago Rockford Airport] That funding – issued via the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program or AIP – also includes $113.5 million in American Rescue […]

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Creating new opportunities for advancement and on-the-job learning for both current and newly recruited employees, along with providing more work-life balance, are becoming key workforce strategies for state departments of transportation now and in the future. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] Furthermore, a panel discussion held during the 2021 virtual spring meeting of the […]

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Flexible yet stable long-term funding for infrastructure investment must exist in tandem with the ability to explain how such projects ultimately benefit their communities. [In above photo clockwise from top left corner: Shawn Wilson; Eileen Velez-Vega, Victoria Sheehan; Tim Gatz] Those were two of the key issues outlined by a panel discussion held May 11 […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials signed a memorandum of understanding or MOU with the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials on May 13 during AASHTO’s virtual spring meeting. [In photo above Tara McDaniel, COMTO’s CEO and interim president is at left, while Victoria Sheehan, AASHTO’s president, is at right.] The MOU is […]

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One of the knowledge sessions during the 2021 virtual spring meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials focused on the need for strategic infrastructure investments to ensure sustained access and mobility for people and goods during a crisis. [Above photo by the NYSDOT] Several state department of transportation executives provided some […]

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In nearly every nation, conventional rail service is the foundation for the development of successful high-speed rail service, argued William Flynn (seen above), chief executive officer for Amtrak, during a House of Representatives hearing on May 6. [Above photo by Amtrak] Furthermore, improvement or initiation of conventional rail service can occur much more quickly than […]

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Data compiled and analyzed for AAA Travel by INRIX indicates a “significant rebound” in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend versus the same weekend in 2020. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] From May 27 through May 31, AAA expects more than 37 million people to travel 50 miles […]

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