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

After working through more than 200 proposed amendments to a proposed five-year, $548 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill dubbed the INVEST in America Act, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the measure 38-26, with only two Republicans votes in support. House leaders quickly announced the bill will be considered by the full House during […]

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Nuria Fernandez was confirmed by the Senate this week by voice vote to serve as administrator of the Federal Transit Administration, where she has been serving as FTA’s acting administrator since her appointment as deputy secretary on January 20. Fernandez previously served as the general manager and CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, along […]

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The Automated Driving Systems (ADS) for Rural America project recently deployed a Ford Transit 350HD automated shuttle bus for a two-year journey traversing a 47-mile loop of Midwestern roadways – part of an effort to help “train” automated driving software to operate on rural roads. [Above photo by the University of Iowa] The University of […]

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As part of its Rocket Cargo Vanguard program, the U.S. Air Force has assigned its Air Force Research Laboratory or AFRL to determine the viability and practicality of using large commercial rockets for handling global logistics delivery needs for the U.S. Department of Defense. [Above graphic via the U.S. Air Force] AFRL will research and develop the […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration recently published a final policy aimed at ensuring that airport solar projects do not create hazardous glare for air traffic control personnel and aircraft pilots. [Above photo by the Chattanooga Airport] FAA said in a statement that its policy applies to proposed solar energy systems at “federally obligated airports” with control towers – a designation […]

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The Federal Transit Administration recently made $10 million worth of fiscal year 2021 grant funding available via a notice of funding opportunity on May 27 to support transit services for American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages in rural areas. [Above photo by Hualapai Transit] FTA noted that those grants – available through the Tribal Transit […]

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Bill Panos (seen above), director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation, is the new president of the Western Association of State Highway Transportation Officials or WASHTO. [Above photo by the North Dakota DOT] Panos, who previously served as WASHTO vice president, took over as president of the organization on June 1. He replaces James […]

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The new “Florida Leads” $101.5 billion state budget signed by Governor Ron DeSantis (R) (seen above) on June 2 for fiscal year 2021-2022 provides a total of $10.3 billion to the Florida Department of Transportation. [Above photo via the Florida Governor’s Office] That $10.3 billion includes $9.44 billion for the State Transportation Work Program, which […]

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A University of Arkansas geotechnical engineer is collaborating with the Arkansas Department of Transportation to map subsurface conditions before road construction begins to identify issues early and help keep highway construction projects on track and on budget. [Pictured in above photo: Clint Wood, center right, and civil engineering graduate students Landon Woodfield, left, Salman Rahimi, […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to relocate a rare and endangered species of cactus growing near the Pinto Creek bridge replacement project along U.S. 60 near Globe-Miami; a project now expected to wrap up 2022. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] Initiated in 2018, this relocation effort is the latest step in a long-term partnership […]

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