May 27, 2022
  • 11:46 am State DOTs Support Aviation Infrastructure Act
  • 11:42 am Virginia Tech Testing Work Zone Safety System
  • 11:39 am AASHTO Provides NHTSA with ADAS Feedback
  • 11:36 am Video: Why the TRAC Program Matters to State DOTs
  • 11:32 am Daubenberger Tapped to Lead the Minnesota DOT

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has hired Jennifer Hall to be deputy director-chief of staff. Hall, who currently serves as executive vice president and general counsel for the American Trucking Associations, begins her new role at AASHTO on January 10, 2022. Hall will oversee the engineering, safety and mobility, publications, and […]

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The Federal Highway Administration noted in a statement on December 15 that it plans to provide $52.5 billion in apportioned funding for fiscal year 2022 to all 50 states and the District of Columbia via the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA signed into law in November. [Above photo by the West […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently voiced its support for the six goals at the heart of the new “strategic framework” being developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the USDOT] The USDOT issued a Request for Comment on December 3 seeking feedback on its strategic framework from […]

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The Governors Highway Safety Association issued a new report on December 15 that highlights the key role played by behavioral safety and road user responsibility within the National Roadway Safety Strategy the U.S. Department of Transportation expects to release sometime in January 2022. [Above photo by the Indiana DOT] GHSA’s 32-page report – dubbed Putting […]

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According to a new report by research nonprofit TRIP, the U.S. freight transport system needs more “reliability” and calls on states to make additional investments to improve the efficiency and condition of the country’s freight network to minimize supply chain disruptions. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT] That report – dubbed The U.S. Freight Network’s […]

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The newly formed National Electric Highway Coalition – consisting of 51 investor-owned electric companies, an electric cooperative, and the Tennessee Valley Authority – seeks to build a national network of electric vehicle or EV fast charging ports to allow the public to drive EVs with confidence along major U.S. travel corridors by the end of […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is “generally supportive” of a rule proposed in October by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to develop a national migratory bird “incidental take mechanism” that also provides “flexibility” to state departments of transportation as construction seasons and bird breeding seasons vary across the country. […]

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The U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Transportation signed a memorandum of understanding on December 14 to create a Joint Office of Energy and Transportation to build out a national charging network for electric vehicles or EVs. [In above photo, U.S. Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm (left) and U.S. Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg ride […]

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Stephen Gardner (seen above) becomes the president and CEO of Amtrak effective January 17, 2022. [Above photo by Amtrak] Gardner currently serves as Amtrak’s president, leading the railroad’s day-to-day operations, customer growth initiatives and strategies to modernize Amtrak’s products, services, infrastructure and fleet. He replaces current Amtrak CEO William “Bill” Flynn, who is retiring. Flynn […]

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The U.S. Maritime Administration recently awarded $12.6 million in grants to nine marine highway projects nationwide via the agency’s America’s Marine Highway Program or AMHP. [Above photo via MoDOT] MARAD said that funding helps address supply chain disruptions, enhances the movement of goods along the country’s navigable waterways, and expands existing waterborne freight services in 11 states: Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, […]

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