June 26, 2022
  • 1:21 pm Biden Endorses Temporary Suspension of Federal Gas Tax
  • 1:17 pm Logistics Report Highlights Freight Infrastructure Needs
  • 12:48 pm NASA Building Air Mobility ‘Information Infrastructure’
  • 12:47 pm FTA Supporting Projects for ‘Underserved Groups’
  • 12:43 pm Tony Tavares Appointed Caltrans Director

Transportation officials, at both the federal and state level, believe equity initiatives in the transportation sector are a way to not only improve access and opportunity for all communities but also address wrongs created by infrastructure projects in the past. [Above photo by AASHTO] That’s the general view shared during a “knowledge session” sponsored by […]

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A demonstration project on MD 367, a two-lane road in Bishopville on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, tested a combination of enforcement, engineering, and public outreach efforts to reduce speeding. [Above photo by IIHS] That project reduced average speeds by 9 percent, alongside a 78 percent reduction in the odds that a vehicle exceeded the speed limit […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published the initial round of data it has collected on autonomous vehicle or AV operations this week. The agency began collecting that data via a Standing General Order or SGO issued in June 2021. [Above photo by NHTSA] The agency issued two reports based on its initial round of AV data analysis […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration recently awarded more than $2 million in grants to 25 projects in 13 states supporting both trespass prevention activities and reducing railroad-related suicides on rail rights-of-way. [Above photo by the MBTA] Those awards represent the largest single funding announcement made in conjunction with the FRA’s National Strategy to Reduce Trespassing, which includes […]

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Governor Pete Ricketts (R) (seen above) and John Selmer, director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation, recently unveiled a new Omaha-based State Operations Center that will serve as a centralized command center to monitor and operate the state’s highway network. [Above photo by the Nebraska Governor’s Office] “The new State Operations Center advances our mission […]

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During a recent tour of the Maine Western Gateways Project overseen by the Maine Department of Transportation, Governor Janet Mills (D) (seen above) highlighted the importance of infrastructure investments in strengthening her state’s rural economy. [Above photo by the Maine Governor’s Office] The $9.2 million Maine Western Gateways Project is Maine DOT’s initiative to revitalize […]

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The Colorado Department of Transportation and Bicycle Colorado are teaming up to install new highway signage that reminds motorists to give bicyclists their fair share of the roadway. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT] Signs reminding drivers of Colorado’s “Three-Foot” law, requiring motorists to give bicyclists at least three feet of space between the widest […]

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) recently named insurance provider GEICO as the new sponsor of the CTDOT Safety Patrol, which also received funds from the Federal Highway Administration. [Above image by GEICO] The CTDOT Safety Patrol provides limited roadside assistance at no charge to drivers in need, including changing flat tires, jump-starting vehicles, and […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has named Malcolm “Mack” Long, director of the Montana Department of Transportation, as chair of its Committee on Construction. [Above photo by AASHTO] Long – appointed Montana DOT’s director in January 2021 – spent his 25-year career in construction; work that encompassed airports, highways, and utilities. […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently issued AASHTOWare Bridge 7.2, the latest version of its core bridge design and rating software platform. [Above image by AASHTO] AASHTOWare – which offers a suite of transportation software products delivered through a collaborative business model with state departments of transportation across the country – […]

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