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 U.S. Maritime Administration – known as MARAD – recently disbursed more than $703 million to fund 41 projects in 22 states and one U.S. territory via its Port Infrastructure Development Program or PIDP. [Above photo by the Jacksonville Port Authority] That funding aims to boost port capacity and resilience, make freight operations more efficient, […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently provided feedback to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding its notice of proposed rulemaking issued on September 15, entitled “Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Program.” [Above photo by AASHTO] NHTSA proposed in its NPRM to revise performance management measurements where state highway […]

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A panel of state department of transportation and Federal Highway Administration leaders recently discussed some of the lessons learned from hurricane recovery efforts undertaken by Florida and Puerto Rico. [Above photo by AASHTO] Eileen Vélez-Vega (above at right), the first female secretary of Puerto Rico’s Department of Transportation and Public Works, joined Jared Perdue (above […]

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This episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast interviews Laura Rogers (seen above), deputy director of The Ray, to examine the future of roadways in America. [Above photo via The Ray] Founded in 2014, The Ray is a Georgia-based corporate venture devoted to roadway technology testing and collaborates with a number of […]

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation is moving forward on two fronts to transform plastic water bottles from beach-littering rubbish to recycled road material. [Above photo by the Hawaii DOT] Engineers are testing an asphalt mix with recycled plastic polymer on a 1.2-mile road segment in Honolulu to see how well it holds up in Hawaii’s […]

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Amtrak are making the seven-days-a-week “Valley Flyer” passenger rail service linking Western Massachusetts, central Connecticut, and New York City a permanent part of Amtrak’s network. [Above photo by MassDOT] MassDOT initially pilot-tested its “Valley Flyer” passenger rail service in August 2019. The agency reduced that service during the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OHSP) and Ohio Department of Transportation are leading an effort between multiple state agencies and private sector businesses to make Ohio school buses more visible to other motorists and safer for the 1.6 million students transported on them. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] The OSHP, the Ohio DOT, and […]

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The New York State Department of Transportation is ahead of schedule on its $71.4 million project within the 12-mile State Route 347 corridor in the towns of Smithtown and Brookhaven; expanding the roadway’s travel lanes while improving accommodations for bicyclists, pedestrians, and buses. [Above image via NYSDOT] NYSDOT added that this specific project – which […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently hosted a training session for state, federal, and local law enforcement agencies on how to respond effectively to an emergency aboard a state ferry. [Above photo by NCDOT] The training included a simulation of law enforcement and emergency response to an active shooter incident on board a ferry […]

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To mark the five-year anniversary of the $2.8 billion ‘Roads to Prosperity’ highway and bridge construction and maintenance program, two state agencies are creating a “cultural exhibit” to highlight the 1,263 projects funded by the program to date. [Above photo by WVDOT] The West Virginia Department of Transportation and West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, […]

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