October 30, 2020
  • 12:26 pm AASHTO to Examine Election Impact on Transportation at Annual Meeting
  • 12:25 pm CDC Says Public Transit Passengers, Operators Should Wear Masks
  • 12:17 pm FHWA Awards AID Funds to Seven State DOTs
  • 12:13 pm USDOT: Connected Vehicle Pilot More Complex Than Expected
  • 12:10 pm Expansion in the Works for Nevada Smart Roadway Project
 

After a marathon two-day markup session, the House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee passed its $494 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill on June 18 by a party-line vote of 35 to 25. Altogether 34 Republican amendments and 23 Democratic amendments to the bill – entitled Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and […]

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While a new survey by the Associated General Contractors of America, along with data from construction technology firm Procore, indicates that overall construction activity is returning to pre-COVID-19 levels in many parts of the country, many transportation infrastructure projects are being delayed or cancelled outright due to declines in state revenues caused by the pandemic. [Above photo by the […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation noted on June 18 that it plans to issue $906 million to fund 20 projects in 20 states via its Infrastructure for Rebuilding America or INFRA discretionary grant program; funds being funneled largely through state departments of transportation. [Above photo by the USDOT.] USDOT said in a statement that applications […]

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In testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on June 16, Joel Szabat (seen above) – nominee for Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy at U.S. Department of Transportation – highlighted key current and future focus areas for the agency. Those “focus areas” include autonomous vehicle testing and the preservation of the […]

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The Federal Highway Administration issued $43.3 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment or ATCMTD grants to 10 states for “forward-looking technology” projects that use feature real-time traveler information, vehicle communications technologies, artificial intelligence, and bicycle-pedestrian safety systems. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT.] Established by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation or FAST Act, the […]

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The U.S. Maritime Administration is disbursing $9.5 million in grants to eight marine highways projects via its America’s Marine Highway Program or AMHP. Those grants will help support the enhancement of navigable waterways and expands existing waterborne freight services in 10 states along with American Samoa. [Above photo via MARAD.] The agency said its AMHP […]

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The Federal Highway Administration issued a notice of funding opportunity on June 18 for $2.4 million in Work Zone Data Exchange or WZDx grants to promote the development of shared data feeds on work zones across America’s states and localities. [Above photo by the Louisiana DOTD.] The agency said information from those data feeds would […]

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The Transportation Research Board is accepting entries for its 14th annual “Communicating Concepts with John and Jane Q. Public” competition to highlight successful crisis communication outreach programs dealing with natural disasters to the recent COVID-19 pandemic. [Above photo by TRB.] Key questions to be addressed in this year’s competition include: How have transportation providers prepared […]

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The Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington State Department of Transportation appointed Greg Johnson (seen above) to be the program administrator of their joint interstate bridge replacement program office, which will oversee replacement of the aging I-5 highway bridge spanning the Columbia River; part of a bi-state effort launched in November 2019. Johnson – selected from a […]

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DriveOhio, an initiative of the Ohio Department of Transportation, is partnering with Nexar to test its CityStream roadway monitoring technology to improve highway work zone safety; a pilot project that will run through August along the state’s 33 smart mobility corridors. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT.] Nexar said in a blog post that its […]

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