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 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – an equal-opportunity employer – is recruiting for several open positions at the organization’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. [Above image by AASHTO] Please visit the AASHTO Jobs Portal for more information about the following positions or click on the highlighted links: Staff Accountant: Applications accepted through October […]

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A growing shortage of small buses is creating a “burgeoning crisis” in the small bus industry that threatens the ongoing operations of rural, small-city, paratransit and nonemergency medical transportation providers across the nation. [Above photo by TxDOT] That’s the warning delivered by the Community Transportation Association of America, the American Public Transportation Association, and the […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that it is increasing the loan limit under its Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act or TIFIA credit program specifically for transit and Transit-oriented Development or TOD projects. [Above photo by FTA] This new initiative, “TIFIA 49,” allows borrowing up to 49 percent of eligible project costs specifically […]

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On October 11, six state department of transportation chief executives will sign a national “Equity in Infrastructure Pledge” or EIP at a ceremony in the nation’s capital [Above image by the Michigan DOT] Those state DOTs – representing California, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, and Michigan – will pledge to create opportunities for […]

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The White House is hosting a virtual “Accelerating Infrastructure Summit” on October 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and several key state department of transportation leaders will be participating. To register, click here. [Above photo by the White House] The summit will address resources made available by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act […]

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This episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast interviews Yassmin Gramian and Natasha Fackler, secretary and infrastructure implementation coordinator for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, respectively, about the state’s new anti-littering program. [Above photo by PennDOT] PennDOT helped launch the new program – formally entitled “PA Fights Dirty: Every Litter Bit Matters” […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation recently issued a new “handbook” for states that provides best practices for designing and constructing new truck parking facilities along the nation’s interstate system. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] “I’ve heard from countless truckers across the country about how the shortage of truck parking costs them time and money, […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration recently awarded over $4 million to support three state department of transportation projects in two states; projects aimed at upgrading and safeguarding railroad infrastructure. [Above photo by the Alaska DOT&PF] Those funds come through the FRA’s Special Transportation Circumstances program, which provides direct grants to states that lack intercity passenger rail […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation recently outlined key criteria that will guide disbursement of the $30 million available via its new “Thriving Communities” program, overseen in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. [Above photo by the USDOT] USDOT and HUD issued both a call for letters of interest from community leaders […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently released a video detailing the extreme weather response tactics developed by the Texas Department of Transportation. [Above photo by AASHTO] AASHTO’s Transportation TV interviewed Marc Williams, TxDOT executive director, as part of its “2 Minute State DOT Update” video news series that illustrates how state […]

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