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 the 2021 Committee on Transportation Communications – or TransComm – Annual Meeting. The event will be held virtually September 21 through 23. TransComm is comprised of state department of transportation communications and marketing professionals from all the 50 states, […]

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The Federal Highway Administration held a briefing for state departments of transportation on August 26 regarding its contingency plans for an impending Highway Trust Fund cash flow shortfall due to a continuous and structural cash flow deficit since 2008. Further complicating HTF cash flow forecasts is the unusual receipt and outlay patterns created by the […]

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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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The Transportation Security Administration is extending its facemask mandate across all transportation networks throughout the United States – including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems – through January 18, 2022. [Above photo by the TSA] TSA initially implemented its transportation facemask requirement on February 1 and […]

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The Electrification Coalition and Atlas Public Policy released a report on August 18 that claims that electric-powered models could replace 97 percent of “conventional” diesel- and gasoline-powered buses and light-duty vehicles operated by the federal government by 2030 at a cost-savings to taxpayers – with up to 40 percent replaced with the same cost savings […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration recently awarded more than $766 million in grants to help fund projects at 279 airports in 44 states plus Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. [Above photo by the FAA] That funding is part the fifth round of fiscal year 2021 Airport Improvement Program and the agency said, due in part to $100 […]

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The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) recently designated six new Marine Highway Projects and a new Marine Highway Route, adding them to the America’s Marine Highway Program or AMHP, which encourages the use of navigable waterways for the movement of freight and people as an alternative to land-based transportation. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT] Since its inception in 2007, the AMHP has awarded over $40 million worth of grants […]

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A newly passed state law is requiring the Illinois Department of Transportation to establish and implement a performance program to improve the “efficiency and effectiveness” of the state’s transportation system. [Above photo by the Illinois DOT] The new law also requires the agency to develop a statewide highway system asset management plan with the goal […]

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The Michigan Department of Transportation and Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification are joining forces with Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network or AVIN and Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation to begin a “multi-year effort” to deploy “smarter and greener” cross-border transportation technologies. [Above photo by the Michigan DOT] As part of the effort, the Michigan […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau recently issued a $605.33 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act or TIFIA direct loan to the Grand Parkway Transportation Corporation to help complete segments H&I of the Grand Parkway project. [Above photo by GPI] The Grand Parkway project – begun in the 1960s – encompasses a […]

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