February 3, 2023
  • 1:19 pm AASHTO Joins “First Movers” Roadway Safety Partnership
  • 1:15 pm FRA to Expand Passenger Rail Grant Amount
  • 1:10 pm Amtrak: Entering ‘Exciting Time’ for Passenger Rail
  • 1:08 pm AASHTO Asks FMCSA for Emergency Exemption Clarifications
  • 1:05 pm ETAP Podcast: NYSDOT Details Transportation Resilience Efforts

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently released the 42nd edition of its “Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing, and AASHTO Provisional Standards,” commonly referred to as the “Materials Standards” publication. [Above image by AASHTO] Developed by the organization’s Committee on Materials and Pavements, the Materials Standards guide […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation and Department of Energy announced on August 2 that all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico submitted electric vehicle or EV infrastructure deployment plans required to unlock the first round of $5 billion in formula funding provided through the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently commented on a request for information issued by the Federal Transit Administration on July 19 regarding a waiver of “Buy America” rules for passenger vans and minivans used in vanpool programs. [Above photo by WSDOT] FTA is proposing a partial general non-availability waiver of limited […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials hosted a knowledge session at its 2022 Spring Meeting regarding the best way to implement equity policies in the transportation industry. [Above image via AASHTO and TxDOT] AASHTO’s Transportation TV covered a panel discussion held as part of that session, moderated by Diana Mendez, HTNB’s corporate […]

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Billy Nolen (seen above at podium), acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, noted at a White House summit on Advanced Air Mobility or AAM that his agency “aims to be a gateway, not a hurdle” to this new form of aviation service. [Above photo by the FAA] In his remarks at the summit, Nolen […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation said it has advanced four key projects on I-285 and State Route or SR 400 in support of its Major Mobility Investment Program or MMIP, which represents critical investments in the state’s roadway transportation network to meet regional needs and deliver positive results to motorists and transit users alike. [Above […]

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The Colorado Department of Transportation recently completed the state’s newest wildlife overpass and underpass on U.S. Highway 160 in the southwestern part of the state, celebrating the accomplishment with a ribbon-cutting event. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT] The agency said this wildlife mitigation project would enhance safety for this section of the highway by […]

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Several state departments of transportation across the country recently made funds available to support local transportation projects. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT] The Minnesota Department of Transportation made $250 million in “Corridors of Commerce” funding available on August 1 to support local transportation projects directed by city, country, tribal government, and other qualified organizations. […]

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What does a transportation chief do when a group of self-described tree-huggers publicly expresses unhappiness that your highway project will wipe out a grove of oak trees the group planted decades ago? [Above photo by the Louisiana DOTD] If you are Dr. Shawn Wilson, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, you recognize […]

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation recently awarded $5.5 million in grants to 16 communities as part of the first round of its fiscal year 2023 Complete Streets funding program. [Above photo by MassDOT] Those grants help municipalities fund local multimodal infrastructure projects that improve travel for bicyclists, pedestrians, public transit users, and people using other […]

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