May 27, 2022
  • 12:50 pm NHTSA: 2021 Crash Fatalities Highest in 16 Years
  • 12:47 pm USDOT Issues 180-Day ‘Buy America’ Waiver
  • 12:43 pm USDOT Makes $1B in Local Road Grants Available
  • 12:41 pm State DOTs Supporting National Bike Month
  • 12:38 pm FRA Formally Establishes Corridor ID Program

The National Governors Association hosted five governors, eight state department of transportation executives, federal officials, and private sector partners during an infrastructure summit held November 30 through December 2 in Annapolis, MD. Participants in the three-day summit shared resources and discussed strategies for implementing the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA on […]

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During a three-day infrastructure summit hosted by the National Governor’s Association in Annapolis, MD, federal modal leaders outlined their priorities for the funding expected to flow from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA. [Above left to right: Louisiana DOTD’s Dr. Shawn Wilson, FTA’s Nuria Fernandez, and FHWA’s Stephanie Pollack] Nuria Fernandez, administrator […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has named Joung Lee (seen above) – currently the organization’s director of policy and government relations – as its new deputy director- chief policy officer. In this new role, Lee will continue to lead AASHTO’s transportation policy work and be a key liaison between AASHTO and […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sent a 35-page letter to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on November 18 in support of changes to the National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA proposed in early October. [Above image via the CEQ] In addition to acknowledging AASHTO’s extensive prior comments regarding NEPA, the […]

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The Senate passed by a vote of 69 to 28 late on December 2 a continuing resolution or CR to fund the federal government at current levels through February 18, 2022 – acting just hours after the House of Representatives approved a similar measure by a vote of 221 to 212. The American Association of […]

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In a November 29 letter sent to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, 19 transportation industry associations argued that the federal government should allow state and local governments to use COVID-19 relief aid to alleviate ongoing supply chain issues. [Above photo by the Nevada DOT] “We request relief for government agencies and businesses who have and […]

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The Federal Highway Administration has launched a new website designed to provide information about the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA for transportation agencies, communities, and industry stakeholders. [Above photo by the USDOT] The new website – located at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bipartisan-infrastructure-law/ – serves as a “one-stop shop” for transportation agencies and others interested in learning […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation issued nearly $1 billion in fiscal year 2021 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity or RAISE discretionary grants on November 19 to 90 projects in 47 states plus the District of Columbia and Guam. [Above photo by the USDOT] Formerly known as the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development […]

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Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., (seen above) said on December 1 he would not seek re-election in 2022. He is one of 19 House Democrats and 11 House Republicans who have announced they will not seek reelection in 2022. DeFazio – chair of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee – has served 36 years […]

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This episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP Podcast revolves around a conversation with Shawn Wilson, Ph. D., (seen above at podium) secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2021-2022 President. He is first African-American elected to serve as AASHTO’s president […]

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