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 Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works approved the nomination of Shailen Bhatt (seen above) to be the next administrator of the Federal Highway Administration by voice vote during a committee business meeting on November 29. Bhatt’s nomination now awaits a vote by the full Senate between now and the end of 2022. [Above […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging “expeditious passage” of a full-year Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies or THUD appropriations bill for fiscal year 2023 prior to the expiration of the current Continuing Resolution or CR funding measure on December 16. [Above […]

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To improve the ability of people to move from point A to point B in the United States, addressing societal inequities in transportation must come first. That is according to a panel of state department of transportation experts who participated in a knowledge session at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2022 […]

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State departments of transportation have a “big role to play” in the ongoing nationwide deployment of broadband internet service – especially in rural parts of the country. The question state DOTs must answer, however, is finding out how to coordinate such deployments with federal, local, and private sector stakeholders most effectively when it involves highway […]

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A slate of private sector witnesses highlighted the benefits and challenges encountered during the implementation of the now year-old $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act or IIJA during a Senate hearing on November 30. [Above photo by AASHTO] “America’s network of roads and bridges is the foundation of the U.S. economy, delivering the national […]

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The Federal Highway Administration has signed cooperative agreements re-establishing regional Tribal Technical Assistance Program or TTAP centers to help tribal communities access several avenues of federal transportation funding, including the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA enacted in November 2021. [Above image by FHWA] FHWA said its shift from a centralized technical assistance model – […]

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Arkansas has joined the U.S. Bicycle Route System or USBRS with the designation of its first U.S. Bicycle Route, while Tennessee has designated a second route, according to the Adventure Cycling Association. [Above photo by Arkansas DOT] Those new routes – along with the realignment of routes in Minnesota, New York, and Ohio – add […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently helped the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Center for Partnerships & Innovation and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) develop a new guidebook for state-level transportation electrification efforts. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] Published under the auspices of the […]

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Governor Laura Kelly (D) announced on November 30 that Julie Lorenz (seen above) plans to step down as secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation and chair of the Kansas Infrastructure Hub effective December 23. Calvin Reed, director of the agency’s engineering and design division, will serve as interim secretary. [Above photo by the Kansas […]

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Governor Ned Lamont (D) plans to appoint Garrett Eucalitto (seen above) as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation in early 2023. Eucalitto will succeed current Connecticut DOT Commissioner Joseph Giulietti, who is retiring at the end of the year. [Above photo by the Connecticut DOT] The governor noted in a statement that he would […]

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