October 1, 2020
  • 12:12 pm House’s Continuing Resolution Would Extend FAST Act
  • 12:11 pm The Transportation Law Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • 12:05 pm ASCE: Nation’s Surface Transportation Faces $5T Investment Gap
  • 11:56 am House Hearing Examines Reauthorization of USDOT’s DBE Program
  • 11:47 am FHWA Supporting Seven Innovations Via EDC Program
 

The expansion of e-commerce activity is changing delivery methods and freight patterns, which is adding “complexity” to the design of transportation networks, according to Leslie Richards, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. “Freight transportation is a major public policy issue and one that is becoming more visible to the general public,” she noted in […]

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The economic impact of Trump administration tariffs imposed on a number of goods, but especially steel and aluminum, continues to generate growing concern – especially regarding the cost of infrastructure projects. The American Institute for International Steel, for example, noted that U.S. steel-using manufacturers are encountering product price increases of 50 percent or more and […]

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This week, March 23-27, is National Work Zone Awareness Week, a time when national and state transportation agencies and associations try to spur greater attention to driving safely through highway work areas. That may sound simple, but it clearly isn’t. About 600 people die each year from roadway crashes in work zones, when high-speed vehicles […]

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Earlier this month, the Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials finalized an agreement for a project that provides local and tribal transportation professionals, through funding from FHWA, with access to 120 courses available AASHTO Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council or “TC3” library. According to FHWA, access to the training […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is launching a completely revamped version of its 13 year-old transportation jobs web portal on July 1; a portal available to AASHTO members as well as other transportation-related organizations and companies. Since 2005, AASHTO has offered its members and job seekers the opportunity to advertise and […]

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao joined K. Jane Williams – acting administrator for the Federal Transit Administration – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker plus other state local officials at a June 25 ceremony to officially release $225 million in federal grant money for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line Extension or “GLX” light rail project. The […]

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The Iowa Department of Transportation officially presented a “first draft” of a proposed five-year funding plan back on May 8 that aims for “multimodal transportation system” investments including aviation, public transit, railroads, trails, and highways. Some $3.4 billion of that plan is earmarked just for highway needs, the agency said. The Fiscal Year 2019-2023 Iowa […]

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Across the nation, a number of states are suddenly grappling with a tougher funding outlook for transportation infrastructure. In Alaska, newly installed Gov. Bill Walker ordered state agencies to halt all discretionary spending on some big-ticket transportation and other infrastructure projects, as he tries to close a yawning budget gap amid a collapse in oil prices that provide […]

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“Same song, second verse,” said Scott Bennett, director of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, as he announced cuts in the agency’s 2015 list of infrastructure project bids due to another round of uncertainty about federal funding. Bennett said Arkansas had to delay 15 highway projects in 2014 that were worth $70 million, because the state could not count […]

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