October 28, 2021
  • 1:12 am FHWA: Highway Trust Fund Should be Solvent into 2022
  • 1:09 am Panel: State DOTs Key to Improving Freight Connectivity
  • 1:04 am AASHTO’s Active Transportation Council Building “Research Roadmap”
  • 11:58 am AASHTO Survey Details Harm of Short-Term Funding Extensions
  • 11:54 am Senate Appropriations Releases FY 2022 USDOT Funding Bill

The House of Representatives delayed a vote on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate on August 10 twice this week as factions of the Democratic Party fought over legislative and funding priorities involving the much larger reconciliation bill covering social programs. However, late on October 1, the House passed a 30-day surface […]

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The Governors Highway Safety Association recently highlighted the steps state agencies are taking to combat a spike in pedestrian fatalities in recent years – a spike that took a further upswing during the COVID-19 pandemic. [Above photo by the NCDOT] “We must do more to address the safety of our most vulnerable road users by […]

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A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office encourages the Federal Highway Administration to share more corrosion-control “best practices” with state departments of transportation and other agencies responsible for bridge maintenance. [Above photo by the Wyoming DOT] GAO said it interviewed FHWA, five state DOTs in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Rhode Island, and Wyoming, plus […]

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New research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicates many motorists may not fully grasp the danger districted driving poses to roadside workers – danger heightened if motorists do not obey “Move Over” laws. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT] AAA Foundation’s research found that 42 percent thought non-compliance with “Move Over” laws was […]

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The Transportation Research Board named Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. (seen above at right) – CEO of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority – and Shawn Wilson (above at left), secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, as chair and vice chair, respectively, of TRB’s 2022 executive committee. Their terms begin in January 2022. TRB also […]

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As part of an effort aimed at making aviation more sustainable, NASA transferred findings from an aviation management project to the Federal Aviation Administration for nationwide implementation, the two agencies announced at a media briefing Tuesday. [Above graphic by NASA] Over the past six years, NASA’s Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 or ATD-2 project demonstrated the […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently noted that overall fatalities, injuries, and crashes decreased at 26 roundabouts at 23 locations statewide over the last 20 years. [Above photo by PennDOT] PennDOT recently reviewed data for 26 roundabouts located at intersections on state routes on state routes that were previously controlled by stop signs or traffic […]

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On September 22, the Transportation Review Advisory Council or TRAC provided final approval to the annual list of projects to receive funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Major New Capacity Program over the next four years – a program that includes more than $292 million in new funding commitments. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] “Our economy depends […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation and the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts or GACD are planning to install 15 pollinator habitat sites in designated locations as part of a joint effort to educate state residents about the important role “pollinators” such as bees, butterflies, and other insects play in Georgia’s agricultural sector. [Above photo by […]

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The MITRE Engenuity Open Generation 5G Consortium plans to test 5G-equipped aerial drones along New York State 50-mile unmanned aircraft systems or UAS corridor between the cities of Syracuse and Rome. [Above photo by the New York Governor’s Office] New York-based nonprofit NUAIR, which manages that UAS corridor, will help the consortium establish an “experimentation hub” offering […]

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