December 8, 2021
  • 12:44 pm Governors, State DOT CEOs Talk Infrastructure at Summit
  • 12:41 pm Federal Modal Leaders Detail IIJA Priorities at Summit
  • 12:37 pm AASHTO Names Lee Deputy Director-Chief Policy Officer
  • 12:36 pm AASHTO Comments on CEQ’s Proposed NEPA Changes
  • 12:34 pm Congress Passes CR to Fund Federal Government

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, an equal opportunity employer, seeks to hire up to two full-time deputy directors to work directly with its executive director at its headquarters in Washington, DC. AASHTO’s deputy directors would collaborate with the executive director in overseeing the successful management of the association, helping plan, organize, […]

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An 81-page analysis of the $1.2 trillion “Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act” or IIJA passed by the Senate on August 10 and now winding its way through the House of Representatives finds it aligns with key principles espoused by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. [Editor’s note: the House’s Ways and Means […]

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Seven state departments of transportation in Arizona, California, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, and Utah earned regional recognition in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards competition for projects providing safer access to kids walking to school, removing a highway to reconnect a community, and creating a better way to inform motorists about weather events to […]

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Jennifer Homendy, the new chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, recently called upon the industry to “embrace a new way, a new approach, a new vision” to eliminate roadway fatalities and injuries; an approached focused on safety rather than the most efficient way to move people and goods. [Above photo by the NTSB] Delivering […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is making $25 million in American Rescue Plan funding available via a notice of funding opportunity or NOFO to help public transportation agencies restore services suspended during the past year and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application deadline for this funding is November 15. [Above photo by the Missouri […]

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The California Department of Transportation and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are helping Metrolink – Southern California’s commuter rail system – pilot test new detection technology to ensure the safe and rapid slowing and stopping of trains in the event of an earthquake. [Above photo by Metrolink] The Earthquake Early Warning System uses data from […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is funding a research project undertaken by North Carolina State University to study steel girders from the now-demolished Herbert C. Bonner Bridge to help improve designs for such structures in the future. [Above photo by the NCDOT] Those girders are undergoing stress tests at the university’s Constructed Facilities Lab […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) are teaming up again to establish a new distracted driving safety corridor along 12-mile stretch of State Route 161/State Route 37 between New Albany and Granville in central Ohio’s Licking County. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] The first such safety corridor launched by the […]

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In 2020, the Colorado Department of Transportation introduced its “Revitalizing Main Streets” grant program to support infrastructure projects that provide open spaces for mobility, community activities, and economic development in areas in or adjacent to downtown areas statewide in the wake of the COVID-19 emergency. [Above photo via Wikipedia Commons] That program works hand-in-glove with […]

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Office of Highway Safety has launched a new campaign to raise awareness about a new statewide pedestrian safety law that goes into effect on October 1. [Above photo of Asylum Street in Hartford, CT, via Wikimedia Commons] Dubbed the Pedestrian Rules campaign, it seeks to educate residents about how that new pedestrian […]

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