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

Two state department of transportation chief executives shared their insights during a virtual “Accelerating Infrastructure Summit” hosted by the White House on October 13. [Pictured above left to right: USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Louisiana DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson; WSDOT Secretary Roger Millar; Mitch Landrieu, senior advisor to President Biden for infrastructure coordination. Photo by AASHTO.] […]

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On October 11, six state department of transportation chief executives signed a national pledge at a ceremony in the nation’s capital as part of their commitment to expand equity opportunities in the infrastructure sector. [Above image by AASHTO] Those state DOTs – representing California, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, and Michigan – pledged […]

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In a letter sent to the Federal Highway Administration on October 13, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials acknowledged that “consensus support” is lacking for the greenhouse gas or GHG reduction framework proposed by the FHWA in July. [Above photo by Oregon DOT] AASHTO stressed that all states recognize and are addressing […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials will hold its 2022 annual meeting in Orlando from October 19 through 23. To register for the meeting, click here. [Above image by AASHTO] Pete Buttigieg, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, will make a special address at the meeting on October 21. He’ll discuss […]

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The Federal Highway Administration, along with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, recently made $1 billion in grants available over the next five years via a new “fish passage” program established by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA enacted in November 2021. [Above photo […]

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The Federal Highway Administration recently issued $18.4 million in “planning grants” as part of the first round of awards from its new Bridge Investment Program, created by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act enacted in November 2021. [Above photo by South Carolina DOT] Those early planning grants, going to 23 projects in 23 […]

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The Federal Highway Administration recently released $59.9 billion in fiscal year 2023 apportionments from the Highway Trust Fund for 12 formula programs to support critical infrastructure investments, including roads, bridges and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements. [Above photo by the Michigan DOT] States will be able to access a portion of these dollars […]

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The Federal Transit Administration plans to offer $600 million worth of competitive grants this year to replace aging railcars on subway systems as well as commuter and light rail networks, improving reliability, safety, and accessibility on the nation’s rail transit systems. The deadline for grant applications is January 5, 2023, the agency said. [Above photo by […]

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Governor Doug Burgum (R) has appointed Ron Henke (seen above) to be the director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation. Henke, currently the agency’s deputy director of engineering, has been serving as North Dakota DOT’s interim director since September 9. [Above photo by the North Dakota DOT] “Ron Henke has proven himself to be […]

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently helped establish a new website highlighting more than 100 prehistoric and historic archaeological sites across the state’s 64 counties. [Above photo by the Kentucky Heritage Council] KYTC launched the new website – Discover Kentucky Archaeology – in collaboration with the Kentucky Heritage Council-State Historic Preservation Office, an agency of the Kentucky […]

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