June 14, 2021
  • 10:42 am House T&I Approves 5-Year Surface Transportation Bill After Contentious 17-hour Mark Up
  • 10:40 am Nuria Fernandez Confirmed as FTA Administrator
  • 10:39 am Two-Year Rural Road Test Underway of Automated Shuttle Bus
  • 10:38 am U.S. Air Force Planning Rocket Cargo Delivery Study
  • 10:33 am FAA Issues Final Policy for Airport Solar Projects

The House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unveiled its five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill on June 4. Dubbed the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America or INVEST in America Act, the committee plans to markup the bill on June 9. [Above photo by the […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America are suing the Federal Communications Commission in federal court to stop the agency’s plan to reallocate swaths of the 5.9-gigahertz (GHz) wireless communication spectrum to non-transportation uses. [Above photo by the District of Columbia Circuit Court] ITS America and […]

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The 72-page fiscal year 2022 budget request issued by the Office of Management and Budget on May 28 seeks $88.2 billion for the U.S. Department of Transportation – an increase of $352 million or 0.4 percent over the enacted FY 2021 level, though that number does not include funding proposed by President Biden (seen above) […]

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According to preliminary estimates released June 3 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some 38,680 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2020: the largest projected number of fatalities since 2007, the agency said. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] That spike in traffic fatalities also occurred despite a drop in vehicle miles […]

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An annual survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and construction software provider HCSS found that 60 percent of highway contractors experienced work zone crashes over the past year – despite a decline in vehicular traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [Above photo by WSDOT] “The men and women of the construction industry […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration jointly issued the final environment impact statement or FEIS as well as a record of decision for the Hudson Tunnel Project on May 28 – a key infrastructure component of the $30 billion Gateway Project. The Hudson tunnels, owned by Amtrak, serve as a critical link for the […]

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Brad White (seen above) is set to become the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation on July 1. He replaces Melinda McGrath, who served as the agency’s executive director for nearly 10 years until her retirement on March 31. Jeffrey Altman has been serving as Mississippi DOT’s acting executive director since April 1. […]

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently noted it has awarded more than $1 billion in construction project contracts since January: a sign that “Kentucky’s economy is surging ahead” as the COVID-19 pandemic recedes statewide. [Above photo by the KYTC] “Our transportation system, with thousands of bridges and thousands of miles of roadway, connects our communities, carries […]

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The Kansas Department of Transportation is providing more than $42 million to support 30 transportation projects statewide via the latest round of funding from its Cost Share Program for the spring 2021 construction season. [Above photo by the Kansas DOT] The agency noted that its Cost Share Program – a component of the state’s 10-year […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation released its first Statewide Pedestrian System Plan on May 26 – a plan that provides policy and investment guidance to improve places where people walk across and along Minnesota highways. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT] The plan identifies current priority areas for investments while laying out specific strategies to […]

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