August 9, 2022
  • 12:34 pm Every State DOT Formally Submits EV Infrastructure Plans
  • 12:32 pm AASHTO Comments on FTA’s ‘Buy America’ Waiver Proposal
  • 11:52 am Video: Implementing Equity in the Transportation Industry
  • 11:50 am Nolen: FAA Seeks to be ‘Gateway, not Hurdle’ for AAM
  • 11:44 am Georgia DOT Advancing Key Mobility Program Projects

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials seeks nominations for its annual awards, including its “President’s Awards,” which honor individuals or teams at state departments of transportation that have performed exemplary service during the year. [Above photo: WSDOT’s Tony Allen (center) receives the Thomas H. MacDonald Memorial Award at the AASHTO 2021 annual […]

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A yearly survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and software firm HCSS found that 64 percent of highway contractors said motor vehicles crashed into their construction work zones during the past year. [Above photo by the Delaware DOT] According to the survey, motorists are in even greater danger from work zone crashes […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently noted in a May 21 letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA – enacted in November 2021 – could create “significant conflicts” within established Highway Safety Plans or HSPs. [Above photo by the […]

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New legislation introduced by Senators Alex Padilla, D-Calif., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., to establish a pilot program to help state, local, and tribal governments prepare for a range of advanced air mobility or AAM operations is getting strong support from state departments of transportation and state aviation officials. [Above graphic by Hyundai] Entitled the “Advanced Aviation […]

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Researchers with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute recently collaborated with the Virginia Department of Transportation and GeoStabilization International to pilot test “smart” work zone technology along U.S. Route 23 in Wise, Virginia. [Above photo by the VTTI] VTTI said this “safety system” for work zones aims to decrease injuries and fatalities for both highway crews and motorists by creating a […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently provided feedback to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding the incorporation of additional advanced driver assistance or ADAS technologies into the agency’s New Car Assessment Program or NCAP. [Above photo by AASHTO] AASHTO noted in its May 21 letter to NHTSA that, historically, it […]

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The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials recently highlighted its Transportation and Civil Engineering or TRAC program for middle and high school students in a new video as a way to attract more young people into the state department of transportation community. [Above photo by AASHTO] “Currently we have about 17 states actively in […]

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Governor Tim Walz (D) formally appointed Nancy Daubenberger (seen above) to serve as the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation on May 24. Daubenberger – a 22-year veteran of the agency – has served as interim commissioner since Margaret Anderson Kelliher stepped down from the position in January. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT] […]

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) jointly submitted an application on May 24 requesting nearly $2 billion in federal funding to make much-needed improvements to the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor that runs through Northern Kentucky and the City of Cincinnati. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] Both governors originally announced […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently activated a new flood-warning system that relies on a network of 400 river and stream gauges to help analyze, map, and communicate in real-time any flood risks to roads, bridges, and culverts. [Above photo by NCDOT] This critical information goes to NCDOT maintenance staff responding to flooded roads […]

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