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

A new nine-page survey conducted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials details the potential state-by-state fallout from short-term federal program and funding extensions on individual state department of transportation programs – including the current one-month extension of highway, highway safety, transit, and passenger rail programs slated to expire on October 31. […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation would receive $90.5 billion in total budgetary resources for fiscal year 2022 – some $3.8 billion more than the FY 2021 enacted level – via one of the nine funding bills issued by the Senate Appropriations Committee on October 18. [Above photo of Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman of the […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sent a 21-page letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation on October 18 containing advice on how to improve the nation’s supply chains and transportation industrial base. [Above photo by the Georgia DOT] “AASHTO believes that the safe and efficient movement of freight by air, highways, […]

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The Biden administration recently nominated Steven Cliff (above left) to be the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Retired Rear Admiral Ann Phillips (above right) to lead the Maritime Administration. Cliff – who has served as NHTSA’s deputy administrator since February – earned a doctorate chemistry from the University of California San […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration Aviation recently kicked of its annual Airport Design Challenge contest for both U.S. and international K-12 students. Registration for this competition officially opens November 1. [Above graphic via the FAA] The FAA said its Airport Design Challenge helps students use the Microsoft game Minecraft to design virtual airports based on guidance from FAA […]

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The Federal Transit Administration recently issued a notice of funding opportunity for $3.5 million worth of fiscal year 2021 grants for projects that improve access to vital services for older adults and people with disabilities, and in low-income communities. Applications for this grant funding is due by December 6. [Above photo by the FTA] FTA said […]

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Following two months of public hearings, the Colorado Department of Transportation has revised its proposed pollution reduction standard originally issued in August. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT] The updated version of the agency’s pollution curbing proposed rule is available for a second phase of public review until November 18, which includes an additional virtual public […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration recently released an 85-page report on how to increase aviation safety in Alaska after a yearlong, sweeping study of safety issues specific to the challenges of flying in Alaska, where more than 80 percent of its communities are accessible only by air. [Above photo by Dave Krause, Alaska DOT&PF] The FAA said it […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation recently began work on a project to bring broadband internet access to more Arizonans by laying fiber-optic conduit along a 46-mile stretch of I-17 from Flagstaff to Sedona. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] The agency noted that its work crews plan to install the fiber-optic conduit in three-mile stretches […]

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If culverts under a busy state road are clogging a creek and preventing fish from migrating, how do you simultaneously replace the culverts, maintain traffic on the road, and protect the fish during construction? [Above photo by WSDOT] This riddle proved a real-life challenge for the Washington State Department of Transportation, which came up with […]

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