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

Briefings held by the leadership of the U.S. Department of Transportation on November 8 and 9 outlined the key priorities the agency intends to focus on once President Biden signs the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” or IIJA into law, expected to occur on November 15. Pete Buttigieg (seen above), USDOT secretary, noted in a […]

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Seven organizations representing state and local governments sent a letter to Congressional leadership on November 8 backing a bill passed by the Senate in October that would provide greater flexibility in spending American Rescue Plan or ARP funds – especially on infrastructure projects. That bill – entitled the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, […]

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A number of state departments of transportation across the country supported a national campaign to mark Crash Responder Safety Week November 8-14. [Above image via the Nevada DOT] Crash Responder Safety Week is a national effort to both protect responders who are at the scene of highway crashes and remind the public of their responsibility […]

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The House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on November 4 to identify cybersecurity challenges facing the nation’s critical infrastructure and transportation systems, along with possible solutions. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT] “When it comes to the nation’s critical infrastructure and transportation networks—pipelines that fuel our economy, water and wastewater treatment […]

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Airports and roads may seem jam packed in late November this year as AAA predicts 53.4 million people to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday – an increase of 13 percent compared to 2020. The group projects that 48.3 million of them will travel via the nation’s roadways to and from their holiday destinations. [Above photo […]

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A bill passed on November 4 by the House of Representatives seeks to form an “interagency working group” to help further the growth of advanced air mobility or AAM: an emerging sector of the aviation industry that uses “specialized vehicles” to transport people and cargo between places previously not served by aviation, including both urban […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation is making final changes to Opportunity Corridor Boulevard Project in Cleveland; an undertaking specifically designed to revitalize the neighborhood between I-490 and University Circle once known as the “Forgotten Triangle” due to the lack of economic activity. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT] The agency said the purpose of the […]

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation held a groundbreaking ceremony for its Carolina Crossroads interstate improvement project on November 8. [Above photo by SCDOT] The five-phase $1.7 billion infrastructure project will build 43 new bridges, reconstruct seven interchanges, and improve capacity in a 14-mile stretch of Interstates 20, 26, and 126 in the Midlands over […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation said it advanced or completed 261 road and bridge projects during the 2021 construction season, which included work on pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT] “This year’s construction program delivered new bridges and smoother roads, and improved designs to create better connections and mobility for people […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania State Police, and Pennsylvania Department of Education recently released the results of “Operation Safe Stop,” an annual school bus enforcement and education initiative held on October 20 this year. [Above photo via Wikimedia Commons] This enforcement campaign – held in conjunction with local and state police departments, school districts, […]

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