March 2, 2021
  • 12:18 pm USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg: “Some Sort of Road Usage Levy Necessary”
  • 12:14 pm AASHTO President Sheehan Testifies Before Senate EPW Committee
  • 12:13 pm Cedric Richmond: Infrastructure Bill is the Next Order of Business
  • 12:10 pm Congressional Members Provide Surface Transportation Reauthorization Outlook
  • 12:08 pm Federal Modal Leaders Stress Synergy, Equity as Key Transportation Priorities

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration kicked off its annual “Click It or Ticket” national seat belt awareness and enforcement campaign November 9. [Above photo via AAA] The agency said its 2020 push combines an $8 million public awareness advertising campaign on television, radio, web, and social media in both English and Spanish that will run from […]

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Although the overall number of Americans planning to travel this Thanksgiving holiday will decline from previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several surveys indicate that a significant amount – up to 50 million – still plan to hit the road the week of November 23. [Above photo by AAA Travel] “Despite COVID-19 concerns, Americans […]

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The House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a hearing on November 18 entitled, “Examining the Surface Transportation Board’s Role in Ensuring a Robust Passenger Rail System.” Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore. – chair of the T&I committee – and Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill, who chairs the T&I subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous […]

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With its first monsoon season under its belt – though it proved a very mild season – the Arizona Department of Transportation said its new dust detection and warning system, which went live in June, is working as designed. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] “It was a mixed blessing,” explained David Locher, resident engineer […]

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Governor Kristi Noem (R) appointed Joel Jundt (seen above) on November 9 to serve as interim secretary of the South Dakota Department of Transportation. He replaces Darin Bergquist, who officially retired on November 13. [Above photo via South Dakota DOT] “Joel is well-respected throughout the transportation industry and will continue moving the department forward during […]

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is setting aside $211 million for its 2020-2021 winter operations cycle – funding to cover the cost of staffing, equipment, and materials required to keep roads free or snow and ice. [Above photo by Virginia DOT] “Our top priority is the safety of those on our roadways,” explained Kevin Gregg, […]

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The Nebraska Department of Transportation, in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Raikes School Design Studio, recently launched a new “self-service” vehicle crash portal that, for the first time, will provide the public the opportunity to dynamically search for crash data anywhere in the state and create a map using that data. [Above photo by […]

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is going ahead with its 2020 Moving Together Conference, now scheduled to be held virtually from November 17 through November 19 – a conference aimed at sharing “relevant transportation highlights” from current pedestrian, bicyclist, and public transportation issues. [Above photo by MassDOT] MassDOT said its conference is open at no cost […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation said it advanced or completed more than 200 road and bridge projects during the 2020 construction season, along with 36 projects enhanced safety at railroad crossings and 15 projects extended or repaired runways or other infrastructure at local airports. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT] The agency also stressed that […]

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The California Department of Transportation seeking 150 volunteers to participate in its ongoing research on a road user charge or RUC – also called also referred to as a vehicle miles traveled or VMT tax or a mileage based user fee or MBUF system – that would serve as an alternative to the state’s motor […]

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