October 26, 2020
  • 12:26 pm AASHTO to Examine Election Impact on Transportation at Annual Meeting
  • 12:25 pm CDC Says Public Transit Passengers, Operators Should Wear Masks
  • 12:17 pm FHWA Awards AID Funds to Seven State DOTs
  • 12:13 pm USDOT: Connected Vehicle Pilot More Complex Than Expected
  • 12:10 pm Expansion in the Works for Nevada Smart Roadway Project
 

Thirty-one transportation projects from 27 state departments of transportation around the country earned regional recognition in the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards competition for providing solutions that increase safety and save lives, make infrastructure more resilient, while improving the quality of life for their communities. [Above photo by the Montana DOT.] “The people who planned, engineered and built these projects […]

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New research by the University of California-Davis Institute for Transportation Studies indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic has had and will continue to have a “profound impact” on how much people move around, their means of transportation, and on who gets to stay at home; trends that will create “long-term shifts” in transportation usage across the […]

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Four federal agencies – the Department of Justice, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Communications Commission – recently issued guidance to help non-federal public and private entities understand the federal laws and regulations that may apply to the use of capabilities to detect and mitigate threats posed by Unmanned […]

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The Mobility Systems Center – operated by the Massachusetts’s Institute of Technology – plans to fund several new research projects to gain “deeper insights” into de-carbonizing the U.S. transportation sector. “Based on input from our Mobility Systems Center members, we have selected an excellent and diverse set of projects to initiate,” explained Randall Field, the […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is awarding more than $97 million in grants via its pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs – funds distributed to states, local communities, tribal entities, universities, and non-profit organizations to support state pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs. [Above photo by Pixbay.] PHMSA said […]

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The Federal Transit Administration recently issued new guidance to increase “flexibility” for transit agencies working with developers to build projects that benefit transit systems and their communities – guidance posted August 14 in a Federal Register notice. [Above photo by the FTA.] “We are committed to supporting transit agencies that pursue joint development projects to […]

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One impact state departments of transportation are feeling from COVID-19 pandemic is the temporary cessation of “traditional” face-to-face public meetings to discuss upcoming transportation projects – with most of such gatherings going virtual. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT.] In this podcast, Steve Olmsted – senior program manager at the Arizona Department of Transportation – […]

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The California Transportation Commission recently allocated more than $1.6 billion to fund a variety of transportation projects across the state, including about $1.3 billion for State Highway Operation and Protection Program projects; a “fix-it-first” program developed by the California Department of Transportation aimed at preserving the condition of the state highway system. [Above photo by Caltrans […]

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Pennsylvania’s State Transportation Commission recently updated the state’s 12-year multimodal investment program; predicting that $64.8 billion will be available to improve roads, bridges, transit systems, airports, and railroads to improve economic opportunities and the quality of life for state residents. [Above photo by PennDOT.] “Investments in transportation are critical for keeping our communities connected to […]

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, and Keep Tennessee Beautiful are joining forces to reduce personal protective equipment or PPE litter during the COVID-19 pandemic, while highlighting the proper ways to dispose of PPE and face masks. [Editor’s note: Keep Tennessee Beautiful is an adjunct service of the University […]

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