February 7, 2023
  • 1:19 pm AASHTO Joins “First Movers” Roadway Safety Partnership
  • 1:15 pm FRA to Expand Passenger Rail Grant Amount
  • 1:10 pm Amtrak: Entering ‘Exciting Time’ for Passenger Rail
  • 1:08 pm AASHTO Asks FMCSA for Emergency Exemption Clarifications
  • 1:05 pm ETAP Podcast: NYSDOT Details Transportation Resilience Efforts

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on September 21 to hear from states and localities regarding ongoing implementation efforts related to the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA, enacted in November 2021. [Above photo by AASHTO] Nicole Majeski, secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation, and Jimmy Wriston, […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration projected a 4.9 percent decline in motor vehicle crash fatalities for the second quarter of 2022 compared to the same quarter in 2021. However, the agency noted that its early estimates indicated traffic fatalities for the first six months of 2022 increased 0.5 percent compared to the same period […]

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The U.S. Departments of Energy, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Environmental Protection Agency recently signed a memorandum of understanding or MOU to reduce greenhouse gas or GHG emissions associated with the transportation sector while concurrently ensuring “resilient and accessible mobility options” for all Americans. [Above photo by USDOT] The MOU commits the agencies to […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is joining with the Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce to focus on the needs of small and disadvantaged businesses, helping them access resources they need to succeed. [Above photo by USDOT] Specifically, USDOT’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization or OSDBU will coordinate with SBA […]

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Jennifer Homendy, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, recently touted the immense safety benefits offered by vehicle-to-everything or V2X technology, vigorously calling for immediate widespread deployment of that technology. [Above photo by NTSB] “The hardest part is telling the families that their tragedy was preventable with technology that we have, but we’re just not […]

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Across the country, state departments of transportation are engaging in a wide range of efforts to promote railroad safety as part of the annual Rail Safety Week outreach campaign, held this year across North America September 19-25 and sponsored by Operation Lifesaver Inc., Operation Lifesaver Canada, and the Mexican Association of Railroads. [Above photo by […]

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The U.S. Maritime Administration – known as MARAD – recently launched a 16-month study exploring low carbon options for shipping on the Great Lakes. [Above photo by Michigan DOT] The study, led by the International Council on Clean Transportation in partnership with the American Bureau of Shipping and the Conference of Great Lakes and St. […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for two programs that, in total, will make some $160 million available annually for the next five years for projects that use technology to improve the nation’s transportation infrastructure while also making communities safer. [Above photo by the USDOT] The first is the new Strengthening Mobility […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently released a video highlighting how the Hawaii Department of Transportation incorporates resiliency into its infrastructure strategy. [Above image via AASHTO] AASHTO’s Transportation TV interviewed Edwin Sniffen, Hawaii DOT deputy director for highways, as part of its “2 Minute State DOT Update” video news series that […]

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The latest data compiled by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation indicates that motor vehicle fatalities, injuries, and crashes decreased overall after the installation of 36 roundabouts at 33 intersections statewide. [Above photo by PennDOT] PennDOT based its analysis on at least three years of crash data from roundabouts on state routes at intersections that were […]

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