May 16, 2021
  • 1:47 pm Treasury Offers Transportation Spending Guidance for ARP Funds
  • 1:43 pm State DOT CEOs Talk Transportation Equity at Hearing
  • 1:42 pm AASHTO Urges FHWA to Move Forward with MUTCD Revision
  • 1:37 pm FAA Issues Nearly $900M in Airport Improvement Program Grants
  • 1:26 pm State DOT Panel Examines Workforce Recruitment, Retention Issues

State department of transportation crews along the Gulf Coast undertook a variety of storm preparation activity ahead of the arrival of two major hurricanes this week – highlighting the key ways state DOTs protect critical infrastructure and the residents it serves during severe weather events. [Above photo by the Louisiana DOTD.] Crews in Texas, Louisiana, […]

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A recent video produced by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials noted that motorists are beginning to “recognize the value” of having vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems, commonly known as ADAS. Research conducted by the AAA Foundation indicates that if every vehicle was equipped with ADAS and those technologies are “properly […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is providing $400 million in funding to support four transit infrastructure projects in four states – Arizona, Indiana, Missouri, and New Jersey – via its Capital Investment Grants or CIG program. [Above photo by the FTA.] The agency is also providing $99.9 million grant to the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation […]

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A new report from the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association indicates that many of America’s major tolling agencies continue to experience significant revenue impacts due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. [Above photo by the Pennsylvania Turnpike.] “Transportation has seen many catastrophic events in our history, from the 1989 Bay Area Earthquake to [the terrorist attacks […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a notice of funding opportunity on August 25 that provides up to $50 million in grants for commuter rail agencies working to improve safety at railway-highway crossings. The agency said it would accept applications for that grant money through October 26. [Above photo by the NTSB.] The Federal Highway […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration is planning to evaluate technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft or drones, while beefing up funding to universities within its Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems network; a network also known as the Alliance for System Safety of UAS […]

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Missouri Department of Transportation is dealing with a surge in work zone crashes despite decreased traffic volumes due to the COVID-19 pandemic – complicating efforts to return the state’s transportation system and economy back to normal. [Above photo by MoDOT.] The agency said it has already had 39 truck- and trailer-mounted attenuators – giant, crushable […]

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The Illinois Department of Transportation said that the application period for its Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) – open from now until November 2 – will provide $105.6 million to fund biking and walking paths, trails, streetscape beautification work and other improvements designed to encourage safe multimodal travel at the local level. [Above photo by […]

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Georgia recently sold $1.133 billion in two different series of general obligation bonds that will in part fund new transportation projects as a way to help bolster economic growth for the state. [Above photo by the Georgia DOT.] The largest amount of funding from those bond sales provides more than $378 million for local and […]

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On August 26, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officially invited students attending state schools in grades 9-12 to participate in its fourth annual Innovations Challenge competition. The deadline for competition applications is December 18 and regional Innovations Challenge winners will then battle for the state championship, PennDOT said. This agency noted that this year’s its Innovations […]

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