December 9, 2022
  • 1:12 pm Senate Committee Approves Bhatt FHWA Nomination
  • 1:10 pm AASHTO Urges Congress to Pass Full Appropriations Bill
  • 1:08 pm Addressing Transportation Insecurity through Equity
  • 1:04 pm Where State DOTs, Broadband, and Infrastructure Meet
  • 1:00 pm EPW Hearing Highlights IIJA Benefits, Challenges

On November 4, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued notifications regarding the expiration of the 180-day “Buy America” waiver for construction materials and proposals for two waivers: one for ‘de minimis’ costs, small grants, and minor components and one for certain contracts and solicitations. [Above photo by USDOT] Those waivers relate to President Biden’s Executive Order […]

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With vote tallies nationwide still ongoing in the wake of the November 8 election, the Republican party could attain a narrow in the House of Representatives, though that result is not final. Meanwhile Democrats should retain control of the Senate. [Above photo by AASHTO] Apart from overall Congressional control, however, the outcome of several races […]

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Dr. Shawn Wilson (seen above) – secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development – remains committed to integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion or DEI principles into the transportation sector and recently urged fellow state department of transportation leaders to stay committed to that vision as well. [Above photo by AASHTO] As reflected in […]

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An effort to draft a “cohesive national transportation vision” for the United States received approval to proceed during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2022 Annual Meeting in Orlando. [Above photo by AASHTO] Julie Lorenz (seen above), secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation, led the effort to create a national “framework” […]

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Members of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently adopted a guidebook and approved the creation of a technical service program or TSP to foster development of Transportation Systems Management and Operations or TSMO strategies. [Above image by AASHTO] At the organization’s 2022 Annual Meeting in Orlando, attending members voted to adopt […]

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Dr. Calvin Mackie (seen above), president and CEO of the nonprofit firm STEM NOLA, provided the general session keynote address at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. [Above photo by AASHTO] During his speech, he called on attendees to make a difference in their communities through transportation. “Engineers […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation is working to bring broadband internet access to more of southern Arizona by laying 63 miles of fiber-optic conduit along I-19 from Tucson to Nogales. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] The $15 million project began in September and involves crews laying fiber-optic cable along the agency’s right-of-way on I-19. […]

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Governor Mike DeWine (R) and the Ohio Department of Transportation recently detailed the specifics of $121 million in new statewide traffic safety projects, including the installation of some 24 roundabouts in numerous Ohio counties. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] Overall, that funding will support project development, right-of-way, and construction of 50 projects in 32 counties across […]

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation recently launched CTroads.org; an interactive system to help get road users, drivers, and passengers to their destination safely and efficiently, the agency said. [Above image by the Connecticut DOT] The Connecticut DOT said CTroads is the new name for CT Travel Smart, an online traffic map for real-time travel information that originally […]

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently began helping disburse more than $2.2 million in grants to improve railroad crossings in 11 counties statewide. [Above photo by KYTC] “Railroads are an essential part of Kentucky’s transportation system, reaching every corner of the commonwealth,” noted Governor Andy Beshear (D) in a statement. “The projects being accomplished with the […]

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