October 25, 2021
  • 11:58 am AASHTO Survey Details Harm of Short-Term Funding Extensions
  • 11:54 am Senate Appropriations Releases FY 2022 USDOT Funding Bill
  • 11:50 am AASHTO Sends Supply Chain Advice Letter to USDOT
  • 11:47 am President Nominates Leaders for NHTSA, MARAD
  • 11:44 am FAA Launches Airport Design Challenge for K-12 Students

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has officially opened the registration portal for its 2021 Annual Meeting, which it is holding October 26-30 in San Diego. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT] AASHTO’s Annual Meeting brings together experts from the public and private sector to share the latest in industry policy and […]

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Four state departments of transportation won six regional awards on August 18 during the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials virtual video presentation. [Above photo by PennDOT] Those four Northeastern state DOTs – based in Delaware, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania – earned regional recognition for transportation projects that provided safer multi-modal options around […]

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State departments of transportation from across the country are helping State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) and law enforcement agencies step up efforts to reduce drunk and drug-impaired driving ahead of and during the Labor Day holiday. [Above photo by the Colorado State Patrol] To address this persistent and growing highway safety problem, state DOTs, SHSOs, […]

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In this episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast, Kris Gade, Ph.D. – a roadside resource specialist with the Arizona Department of Transportation – discusses Monarch butterfly conservation efforts; a butterfly species that’s experienced a dramatic dip in population over the past few decades. [Above photo via Wikimedia Commons] Once ubiquitous in […]

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Researchers at the University of Windsor are upgrading a network of cameras and sensors on the Canadian side of the Ambassador Bridge as part of a five-year $206,000 project that aims to improve predictions for border traffic volumes while also improving safety. [Above photo via the Canadian Transit Company] If successful, those researchers said they […]

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Brian Ness (seen above), the longest-serving director in the history of the Idaho Transportation Department, plans to retire in the spring of 2022 after 12 years at the helm. [Above photo by the ITD] “I have had the honor of serving you as your director and I am proud of the many accomplishments we have […]

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The Colorado Transportation Commission proposed new transportation pollution reduction planning standards on August 16 that seek to cut greenhouse gas or GHG emissions from the state’s transportation sector while improving statewide air quality and reducing smog. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT] The proposed rule – known as the “Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Planning Standard” – […]

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The New Mexico Department of Transportation recently adopted a five-year pedestrian safety plan that focuses on reducing pedestrian fatalities statewide, making infrastructure improvements, launching informational pedestrian safety campaigns, plus change key policies and procedures. [Above photo by the New Mexico DOT] The agency said plan – formally known as the “New Mexico Pedestrian Safety Action […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is moving closer to adopting a new “reservation system” to help minimize traffic congestion while highway crews make road and bridge repairs. [Above photo by PennDOT] PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission initially began developing the “Lane Reservation System” in 2016, which PennDOT has been shepherding to activation by itself […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation is deploying a truck protection device designed in-house to collect metal debris along highway shoulders before it punctures the tires of the agency’s work vehicles. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] The device – called a “pokey picker upper” by the agency – is a magnet attached via a three-foot […]

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