October 19, 2021
  • 11:59 pm Federal, State Agencies Ramping Up Pedestrian Safety Efforts
  • 11:55 pm AASHTO Issues Connected, Automated Vehicle Policy Paper
  • 11:52 pm New Research Seeks to Improve Drone Navigation Capability
  • 11:48 pm Canadian Transit Agencies Test Anti-Bacterial Copper Coatings
  • 11:43 pm Illinois DOT Highway Worker Rescues Trapped Truck Driver

Editor’s note: The full list of Appropriations earmarks for THUD bill is available by clicking here. The House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies or THUD passed by voice vote a $163 billion fiscal year 2022 THUD funding bill on July 12. That legislation funds all the agencies […]

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On July 14, the Northeast Corridor Commission released CONNECT NEC 2035 – a $117 billion 15-year multi-agency action plan to renew the Northeastern U.S. rail corridor. [Above photo by Amtrak] The plan – known as C35 – involves Northeastern state governments and state departments of transportation, the federal government, eight commuter rail agencies, and Amtrak […]

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Transportation consulting firm StreetLight Data recently released a comprehensive analysis of U.S. states and communities most at risk during an evacuation. [Above photo by Caltrans] Building on earlier research, which focused on the top 100 at-risk communities, the new report includes an analysis of more than 670 communities across the country – research intended to help […]

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A recent report by the Mineta Transportation Institute indicates that the demands outlined in cybersecurity-focused executive orders or EOs issued by President Biden may create “sourcing limitations” for transit operators trying to comply with them. [Above photo by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority] The MTI said the recent cyberattacks against the Bay Area Rapid Transit or BART system […]

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The most recent forecast released by the Energy Information Administration indicates that fuel prices should remain elevated for the rest of 2021 and into 2022, though oil prices should start to decline in 2022. [Above photo via ExxonMobil] The EIA cautioned in the July update to its Short-Term Energy Outlook that its forecast remains “subject […]

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Federal Aviation Administration recently activated a system that can track space launches and reentries in near-real time through the National Airspace System. The agency said this new capability increases safety for all airspace users and helps it more efficiently managing air traffic during space operations. [Above photo by Pat Corkery/United Launch Alliance] The FAA said its […]

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Governor Laura Kelly (D) noted on July 9 that Kansas plans to provide $776 million to 24 statewide highway projects as part of a transportation infrastructure investment plan originally unveiled in 2020. [Above photo by the Kansas DOT] “Expanding and modernizing our highways will enhance accessibility and road safety to recruit new businesses and families […]

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Climate change is causing “real, costly impacts” to the nation’s transportation infrastructure, according to Margaret Anderson Kelliher (seen above), commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. [Above image via Select Committee on Climate Crisis broadcast] Anderson Kelliher – who also serves as chair of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on the […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation recently helped open the new 54-mile-long Quaker Heritage Scenic Byway that seeks to foster a “new awareness” of cultural and historical diversity in rural southwest Ohio with stops along the way telling the story of Quakers who migrated to the region from the late 18th to the late 20th centuries. [Above photo via […]

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In this episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast, Matthew Quirey (seen above) – a  landscape design and research fellow with The Ray – explains how roadside landscapes, more often termed the “right-of-way,” are now being viewed as “habitat assets” instead of maintenance burdens among state departments of transportation. [Above photo via […]

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