November 28, 2022
  • 12:10 pm AASHTO Files ‘Buy America’ Waiver Comments with USDOT
  • 12:06 pm Video: AASHTO’s Jim Tymon Talks IIJA Implementation
  • 12:00 pm States DOTs, USDOT Highlight Crash Responder Safety Week
  • 11:55 am FRA Issues ‘Priority’ Rail Project List for Northeast Corridor
  • 11:52 am AASHTO Offers Feedback on Vulnerable Road Users

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sent a 13-page letter to the Federal Highway Administration on August 20 providing feedback on the agency’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure or NEVI formula program proposed rulemaking, issued back in June. [Above photo by Arizona DOT] The group noted that AASHTO and state DOTs “readily support” […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has released a list of 39 programs across its five operating administrations that comply with the Justice40 Initiative, which aims to deliver 40 percent of the overall benefits of climate, clean energy, and related investments to “disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, overburdened, and underserved.” [Above photo by the USDOT] Established […]

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A new paper by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety argues that state laws prohibiting motorists from holding or using a cell phone or similar electronic device while on a public road can reduce rear-end crashes. [Above photo via Wikimedia Commons] In general, IIHS said states have taken two approaches to deal with the expanded […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration recently awarded $2.7 million to five universities to support research on how drones can assist in disaster preparedness and in emergencies. [Above image via the FAA] The research will explore the use of drones in providing effective and efficient responses to different natural and human-made disasters. It will address coordination procedures […]

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The Florida Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Florida Transportation Builders Association and one.network, recently activated a one-year statewide technology pilot program to test a new Lane Closure Notification System or LCNS. [Above image via the Florida DOT] This LCNS pilot test began in early June, with a statewide rollout to over 500 highway […]

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Missouri and Maine are the latest states taking steps to improve the flow of funds to local transportation projects. [Above photo by MoDOT] For example, the Missouri General Assembly – during its previous legislative session – appropriated $75 million to the Missouri Department of Transportation and Missouri Department of Economic Development to fund the local […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation is playing a key role in developing technology to keep airspace safe for both “manned” and “unmanned” aircraft, while also establishing an advanced air mobility or AAM framework for autonomous aircraft operation statewide. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] At low altitudes, detecting air traffic – including unmanned drones – […]

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Governor Kevin Stitt (R) of Oklahoma (seen above at right) and Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) of Arkansas (seen above at left) recently held a joint press event to highlight their efforts to make the Oklahoma-Arkansas region a national hub for advanced mobility technology development. [Above photo by the Oklahoma Governor’s Office] Their collaborative effort seeks […]

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The California Department of Transportation recently launched a new push notification feature on its QuickMap mobile application that allows motorists to receive real-time notifications automatically about nearby road closures, emergencies, and other traffic updates. [Above image via Caltrans] “With this new QuickMap upgrade, Californians now can receive instant traffic notifications based on their location,” explained […]

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation recently activated a new online survey to kick off the second phase of public engagement for its 2050 Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan, entitled “Beyond Mobility.” [Above image via MassDOT] “This second phase of public engagement … will be critical in helping MassDOT understand the transportation priorities of community members […]

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