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 NJ TRANSIT board of directors voted to authorize a full funding grant agreement or FFGA with the Federal Transit Administration on December 9 to construct a new Portal North Bridge – a $1.8 project to replace the current 110-year-old structure that has long suffered from mechanical issues, delaying NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak trains. [Above […]

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Amtrak, the Delaware Department of Transportation, and the Delaware Transit Corporation recently completed a $71.2 million project to increase capacity between Wilmington and Newark on the Northeast Corridor. [Above photo by Amtrak.] That project also included installation of 1.5 miles of a new, electrified main line third track between Ragan and Yard interlockings, bridge replacement, […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently awarded $61 million to fund 13 highway infrastructure projects to improve freight mobility, safety, and first- and last-mile freight connections statewide. The agency also released two planning documents outlining projected state transportation investments for the next four to 10 years. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT.] The Minnesota DOT […]

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The New York State Police issued 1,779 tickets between July and November during Operation Hardhat– a joint initiative between state police, the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Thruway Authority to crack down on work zone violations and highlight the importance of safe driving when encountering construction, maintenance and emergency […]

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The Indiana Department of Transportation recently issued a total of $101 million worth of state matching funds to 241 Indiana cities, towns, and counties for local road projects through its Community Crossings program. [Above photo by the Indiana DOT.] That program is part of the state’s Next Level Roads program, which is a 20-year plan established in […]

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The highway division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority are collaborating on a yearlong dedicated bus lane pilot that will begin on December 14. [Above photo by the MBTA.] The project will dedicate a 1.1-mile stretch of southbound roadway – MBTA’s Route 111 – across the Tobin Bridge toward […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed three new chairs for three of its committees and a vice chair for the Council on Aviation. Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation, will serves as chair of AASHTO’s Committee on Transportation Communications – known as TransComm – for a […]

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The National Operations Center for Excellence or NOCoE – a partnership of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Institute for Transportation Engineers, and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, with support from the Federal Highway Administration – issued a “products and service” survey to help guide development of future offerings. The […]

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