October 21, 2021
  • 11:59 pm Federal, State Agencies Ramping Up Pedestrian Safety Efforts
  • 11:55 pm AASHTO Issues Connected, Automated Vehicle Policy Paper
  • 11:52 pm New Research Seeks to Improve Drone Navigation Capability
  • 11:48 pm Canadian Transit Agencies Test Anti-Bacterial Copper Coatings
  • 11:43 pm Illinois DOT Highway Worker Rescues Trapped Truck Driver

The Kansas Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback in the state’s first Active Transportation Plan or ATP in 25 years. [Above graphic via the Kansas DOT.] Funding for active transportation – which refers to “human-powered” modes of transportation such as walking or cycling – is included within the state’s 10-year Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program, […]

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The new fiscal year 2022 state budget unveiled by Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy (R) on December 11 contains several key transportation proposals, according to an analysis released by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. [Above photo by Alaska DOT&PF.] “The Governor’s budget exercises restraint, yet still supports those core state services and initiatives […]

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The California Department of Transportation and its contractors are deploying a new tool to safely speed up the removal of dead, dying, and diseased trees throughout the state: Telescoping grappling saws. [Above image via Caltrans.] The agency said in a statement that such saws allows its crews and contractors to take trees down at a […]

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The Vermont Agency of Transportation recently awarded $500,000 in grants via the Mobility and Transportation Innovation or MTI program, which seeks to support “innovative strategies” that improve both mobility and access for transit-dependent Vermonters, reduce the use of single occupancy vehicles for work trips, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions or GHGs. [Above photo of new […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has published a new fabricated structural steel guidebook in collaboration with the National Steel Bridge Alliance. Entitled Shop Detail Drawing Review/Approval Guidelines for Fabricated Structural Steel, G1.1-2020, it presents guidelines on the preparation, review, and approval of bridge fabrication shop detail drawings and is intended for […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently released the second edition of its Transportation Asset Management Guide: A Focus on Implementation. AASHTO said the purpose of this 324-page guide is to further the understanding of asset management techniques and advance its practices among transportation agencies. The guide also aims to encourage transportation […]

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