December 2, 2020
  • 12:50 pm FCC Opens 5.9 GHz Spectrum to Non-Transportation Use
  • 12:43 pm FHWA Issues ER Funds for Brent Spence Bridge Repairs
  • 12:38 pm Sheehan: ‘Transportation Provides Access to Opportunity for all’
  • 12:37 pm AASHTO Passes Resolution Addressing Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • 12:36 pm Incorporating Civil Rights Principles into State DOT Operations
 

The California Department of Transportation issued two climate change “vulnerability assessment” reports on Dec. 17 to help the agency “understand” how and where climate change may impact the state’s highway system. [Above photo by Caltrans.] The two new reports – one focused on Northern California and the other on the Central Valley area – will […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation said it wrapped up its $3.6 million Railroad Avenue Bridge replacement project seven-months ahead of schedule due to the use of a “Bridge-In-A-Backpack” system developed at the University of Maine and commercially offered by Advanced Infrastructure Technologies. [Above photo by the University of Maine.] The agency said the system […]

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Clean-energy advocacy group Acadia Center released a report on in mid-December, dubbed the “Memo to the Next Governor of Maine,” that claims modernizing the state’s transportation system alone could produce over $3.8 billion in new economic benefits, add 8,700 new jobs, and create $2.3 billion in public health and other benefits. [Above photo via Wikimedia […]

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The weekly video update from the Ohio Department of Transportation highlights the days and times of peak holiday travel this year, along with a special farewell for two long-serving and now-retiring agency workers plus a special surprise for a two-year-old boy who dropped off Christmas cookies to our Wood County Garage.  

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The policy division of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is promoting Susan Howard (above, right) into the role as program director for transportation finance, effective Jan. 7, 2019, and is hiring Avital Barnea (above, left) to fill Howard’s current role as program manager for freight starting on Jan. 22, 2019. Howard […]

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The American Association for State Highway and Transportation Officials released the second edition of its “LRFD Bridge Design Guide Specifications for GFRP-Reinforced Concrete” on Dec. 12. This edition updates Load & Resistance Factor Design or LRFD specifications with descriptions of the “unique material properties” of glass fiber reinforced polymer or GFRP composite materials, as well […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials offers a unique opportunity for mid-level state transportation professionals with between eight and 15 years of experience working in the areas of engineering or transportation policy:  the Transportation Management Fellowship program. This program gives participants access to the nation’s top engineers, policy-makers, academics, and other transportation […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently published three new “guide specifications” that focus on specific aspects of bridge design and construction. The first is “Guide Specifications for the Design of Concrete Bridge Beams Prestressed with Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Systems, 1st Edition,” which addresses the design of prestressed concrete beams constructed of […]

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