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
 

Legislation introduced in the Senate on July 27 to provide $1 trillion worth of further COVID-19 relief funding is getting little traction ahead of the chamber’s August recess. Meanwhile, the House of Representations passed a package of six appropriations bill or “minibus” on July 31 by a vote of 217 to 197 that would provide […]

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The Americans with Disabilities Act, known simply as the ADA, turned 30 years old on July 26 – a civil rights law that has profoundly affected how many state departments of transportation approach mobility issues. [Above photo by the Maryland Transit Administration.] As part of a virtual event celebrating the ADA’s 30th anniversary on July […]

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A new report compiled by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) to help the Bureau of Transportation Statistics seeks to help improve that agency’s publication of revenue, expenditure, and other financial statistics relevant to transportation decision makers. [Above photo by Missouri DOT.] NAPA began work on this report in October 2019 and conducted a […]

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The Federal Highway Administration issued $11.2 million in grants from the Fiscal Year 2019 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Supportive Services (DBE/SS) program to help eligible operations compete for federal highway contracts in 47 states, as well as the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT.] The agency noted that DBEs are defined […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration awarded more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Palau, and Puerto Rico on July 28. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT.] The total includes just over $242 million from the agency’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is making $225 million available through its Expedited Project Delivery or EPD pilot program, that supports efforts to streamline the delivery of new transit infrastructure. A notice of funding opportunity is making $100 million of that grant funding immediately available for allocation. [Above photo by NJ Transit.] “By encouraging innovative partnerships and […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation recently issued two new documents: A toolkit to support the agency’s Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success or ROUTES Initiative, introduced in 2019, and Pathways to the Future of Transportation; a policy document developed by its Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology or NETT Council that will serve as a “roadmap” […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is disbursing approximately $47.5 million in grants to 12 projects in 12 states via its Passenger Ferry Grant Program to improve access, safety, and reliability of ferries. That pool of grant money includes $30 million in fiscal year 2020 funding along with $17.5 million in FY 2019 funds. [Above photo by […]

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The Virginia Department of Transportation recently launched a new website at Improve81.org that provides details on projects that are underway and planned as part of the state’s $2 billion Interstate 81 corridor improvement program. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] That website aims to help educate the general public on the benefits of the 64 funded […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation activated its annual online Highway Safety Survey on July 27 – found at www.PennDOT.gov/Safety. [Above photo by the Pennsylvania State Police.] The survey – which aims to gather motorist input on traffic safety and driving behaviors – takes roughly five minutes to complete and will be available on PennDOT’s website through […]

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