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

Making “resilience analysis” a cornerstone of the infrastructure decision-making process is becoming a key focal point for state departments of transportation and federal transportation agencies alike. [Above photo by AASHTO] That is the view espoused by a panel of state DOT and federal agency executives convened during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration issued more than $368 million in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements or CRISI grants on June 2 to 46 projects in 32 states and the District of Columbia. [Left to right in above photo: Gov. Roy Cooper (D), FRA Administrator Amit Bose, NCDOT Sec. Eric Boyette. Photo by NCDOT.] The […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently helped the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and Federal Highway Administration update, improve, and re-release an emergency declarations website for commercial trucking operators. [Above photo by CVSA] During an emergency, moving relief supplies efficiently to an affected area may require shippers to route through multiple jurisdictions. […]

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In this episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast, April Rai (seen above) – president and CEO of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials or COMTO) – provides an overview of efforts to promote equity in the transportation sector. [Above photo by COMTO] Though equity in transportation has become a major topic […]

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The Senate on May 26 confirmed Steven Cliff (seen above) to serve as administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. [Above photo via NHTSA] The Senate confirmed Cliff – nominated by the Biden administration in October 2021 to head up NHTSA – by consent without objections or a formal roll call vote, according to […]

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The Federal Transit Administration recently made roughly $13 million in grants available through a notice of funding opportunity issued May 26 via its Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning pilot program. Applications for this round of TOD grant funding are due by July 25. [Above photo by the FTA] The agency said its TOD pilot program seeks to […]

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The Nevada Department of Transportation hosted a special “kickoff event” for the $305 million I-15/Tropicana Interchange construction project on May 31 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas – a project expected to finish up in 2024. [Above photo by Nevada DOT] Kristina Swallow, director of the Nevada DOT, spoke at the event, as did Governor […]

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Several state departments of transportation recently achieved milestones in their efforts to establish more electric vehicle (EV) charging locations along highways in their respective regions. [Above photo by the Oregon DOT] Governor Kate Brown (D) (seen above) recently helped the Oregon Department of Transportation celebrate the completion of crucial Phase 1 EV charging upgrades to […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau recently provided a low-interest, long-term loan of $41.6 million to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to help the agency finance 49 percent of the $86 million in eligible costs for its Rural Two-Lane Advancement And Management Plan, known as RAAMP. [Above photo by the Oklahoma DOT] The […]

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Thousands of Adopt a Highway volunteers picked up more than 29,500 bags of trash from highway ditches in 2021, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT] Across Minnesota, over 1,500 Adopt a Highway groups volunteered more than 70,000 hours collectively in 2021, with 830 roadway sections currently available for […]

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