June 30, 2022
  • 1:21 pm Biden Endorses Temporary Suspension of Federal Gas Tax
  • 1:17 pm Logistics Report Highlights Freight Infrastructure Needs
  • 12:48 pm NASA Building Air Mobility ‘Information Infrastructure’
  • 12:47 pm FTA Supporting Projects for ‘Underserved Groups’
  • 12:43 pm Tony Tavares Appointed Caltrans Director

Unable to work out their differences regarding passage of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure measure alongside a now-reduced $1.75 trillion domestic funding bill, the House of Representatives had to pass another short-term extension of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation or FAST on October 28. The House passed that extension – this one lasting through December 3 […]

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The recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report highlighting a record-setting spike in crash fatalities over the first six months of 2021 is serving as a “call to arms” for Pete Buttigieg, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. He explained during a speech to attendees at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation […]

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A community-inspired multimodal improvement project that vastly improved safety and travel options in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a critical traffic interchange redesign and replacement project in Kansas City, Kansas, were selected as the top prize winners in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s $101.6 million Reconstruction of Salem Parkway […]

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Selma Hepp (seen above) – executive of research and insights and deputy chief economist for housing market data provider CoreLogic – recently explained how shifts in the housing market in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic could impact transportation planning in the near future. Speaking at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual […]

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Several state department of transportation executives recently shared insights into how their agencies are advancing equity through infrastructure projects during a knowledge session at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual meeting in San Diego. “I think we as leaders have to strive for a diverse workforce and get diverse opinions. When […]

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Due to several “true-ups” – the reconciling or matching two and more than two accounts’ balances – paid into the Highway Trust Fund by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the HTF should be solvent well into 2022, according to a Federal Highway Administration presentation at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials […]

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Since supply chains serve as the “lifeblood” of America, state departments of transportation are being called upon to expand their role in improving freight connectivity across the country. “One of the things we always talked about in the military is that while you can never win a war with logistics, you can certainly lose a […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Council on Active Transportation is planning to implement a “research roadmap” finalized in July to “prioritize and categorize” state DOT pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure investments in the near future. [Council Chair Toks Omishakin, director of the California Department of Transportation, is second from left in above […]

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The Senate passed a bill on October 19 to make several categories of infrastructure investments and disaster relief eligible for unspent COVID-19 relief dollars. The legislation also extends the deadline to utilize relief funding if budgeted for eligible infrastructure projects. [Above photo Sen. John Cornyn by Gage Skidmore] That bill – entitled the State, Local, […]

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Mesa Air Group – the parent company of Mesa Airlines – recently ordered four drones from aerospace technology company Flirtey, with an option to order an additional 500 unit. Mesa said in a statement that this agreement makes it the first scheduled airline to launch a drone delivery service in the United States. [Above photo […]

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