August 4, 2020
  • 1:15 pm COVID-19 Relief Stalls, House Passes THUD Appropriations
  • 1:12 pm USDOT Unveils Accessibility Plan as Part of ADA’s 30th Anniversary
  • 1:08 pm Roadmap Released for Revamping Transportation Financial Statistics
  • 1:03 pm FHWA Issues DBE Grants for Highway Contract Help
  • 12:59 pm FAA Issues $273M in AIP, CARES Act Funds
 

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) (seen above, touring the newly-opened Kosciuszko Bridge) said during a Labor Day Parade press event on September 7 that he will advance legislation to make the “New York Buy American” Act permanent; a law that requires all structural steel and iron used in all state road and bridge construction projects with […]

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is providing $75 million through its Multimodal Local Supplement grant program to provide municipal and tribal governments with the “flexibility and funding” for addressing a range of local-level transportation needs. “The MLS program gives counties, towns, villages, and cities the opportunity to apply to fund multimodal projects that will provide significant economic […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be accepting applications via Multimodal Transportation Fund through November 8 to fund roadway, bridge, and transit projects, along with park and ride facilities, sidewalk, crosswalk safety improvements, and bicycle lanes. “The Multimodal Transportation Fund creates opportunities for local projects that may have otherwise had difficulty moving forward,” PennDOT Secretary […]

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Caring for the Caldecott Tunnel that provides a critical link for State Route 24 between Oakland and Orinda in Alameda and Contra Costa counties requires nearly round-the-clock work. In the video below, the California Department of Transportation provides a behind-the-scenes look at the maintenance operations occurring at night in the tunnel – including cleaning and […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed retired Major General Luke Reiner – tapped to be director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation on February 20 – to serve a two-year term as chair of its Special Committee on Freight. [Above photo by First Lt. Christian Venhuizen, Wyoming National Guard.] Reiner […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, an equal opportunity employer, is currently seeking to hire a program manager for technical and policy activities related to freight transportation at its Washington, D.C., headquarters. Under the supervision of AASHTO’s program director for multimodal transportation, the program manager for freight monitors, gathers, synthesizes, and communicates […]

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The BATIC Institute: An AASHTO Center for Excellence will host an hour-long webinar on September 18 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST exploring how state departments of transportation are using advance construction or AC funding techniques to assist them in moving programs or specific projects forward. [The video below from the Federal Highway Administration explains how the advance […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials released interim 2020 revisions for the Fourth Edition of its AASHTO LRFD Bridge Construction Specifications. The revisions provide more information on Ultrasonic Impact Treatment or UIT systems, soil nails, and static stand-wedge performance tests to reflect current research. That includes revised information on horizontal drains and […]

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