December 2, 2020
  • 12:50 pm FCC Opens 5.9 GHz Spectrum to Non-Transportation Use
  • 12:43 pm FHWA Issues ER Funds for Brent Spence Bridge Repairs
  • 12:38 pm Sheehan: ‘Transportation Provides Access to Opportunity for all’
  • 12:37 pm AASHTO Passes Resolution Addressing Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • 12:36 pm Incorporating Civil Rights Principles into State DOT Operations
 

The California Department of Transportation and the California Highway Patrol resumed litter removal on state highways as of June 16; cleanup activity that has been limited since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [Above photo by Caltrans.] “Litter increases the risk of fire, pollutes our waterways, threatens wildlife and costs taxpayers millions of dollars to […]

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The Illinois Department of Transportation recently initiated the next phase of its “Life or Death Illinois” multimedia safety campaign; chronicling stories of people who have lost their lives on Illinois roads. Meanwhile, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety – a group spearheaded by the Missouri Department of Transportation – is launching a week-long campaign from June […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is reactivating the popular Providence to Newport Ferry, including weekend service to Bristol, on June 26 but noted that capacity will be limited in accordance with COVID-19 public health protocols. [Above photo by the Rhode Island DOT.] To keep everyone safe, the number of riders on the 149-passenger ferry […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation is investing $5.2 million to nearly double available commercial vehicle parking spaces at its I-40 Meteor Crater Rest Area. Meanwhile, the agency also activated a new dust storm detection system along a 10-mile strip of I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson. [Above photo of truck parking space construction by the Arizona […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is holding an Environmental Justice Virtual Peer Exchange on July 10. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT.] Hosted by the Center for Environmental Excellence at AASHTO, the two-hour virtual peer exchange will be broken up into two panel discussions – one focused on the connection between […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is offering a new series of approximately 15 “mini” publications catalogs, each representing various publication categories and specialized topics. The first to be issued is the Bridges & Structures Publications Catalog, which details the broad spectrum of AASHTO technical standards and guidelines related to the design, […]

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Three new members were elected to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Council on Public Transportation’s  Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program or MTAP steering committee. MTAP helps to bring real-life, practical solutions to transit problems on topics as varied as state funding procedures, transit asset management, financial management, vehicle procurement, rural inter-city […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released a new video to highlight the work of its Committee on Transportation Communications, known as TransComm. Made up of a diverse and dynamic group of communication professionals from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, TransComm’s objective is to promote excellence […]

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