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 101st annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C., January 9-13, 2022, will feature U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as the keynote speaker for the plenary session. He will give opening remarks and then participate in a “fireside chat” on stage with the chair and vice chair of TRB’s Executive Committee. [Above […]

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The Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing new federal greenhouse gas or GHG emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks for model years 2023 through 2026 – establishing a 55 miles per gallon corporate average fuel economy or CAFE target for model year 2026 vehicles. [Above photo by Ford Motor Co.] The EPA expects its new […]

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The Federal Highway Administration is awarding $1.4 billion in emergency relief or ER funds to help 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by a variety of storms, floods, wildfires, and other natural disasters. [Above photo by the Louisiana DOTD] FHWA’s […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released nearly $260 million in highway safety grants on December 17 to highway safety offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. [Above photo by AAA] Those grants – funded with monies from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs […]

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Researchers at the University of Arizona are developing a high-resolution radar sensor that can reliably distinguish between cars and pedestrians at intersections. [Above image via the NTIC] The sensors developed by that research – funded in part by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities or NITC, one of seven U.S. Department of Transportation national […]

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The Federal Transit Administration has awarded $545,000 to California-based sustainable transportation research firm CALSTART, as part of a cooperative agreement to administer the agency’s new Research to Practice or R2P Initiative. [Above photo by the FTA] The goal is to identify the best ways to promote FTA’s research so transit agencies can put promising results into […]

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The Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety or ACTS and U.S. truckload carrier Schneider recently began pilot testing technology developed by the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety or DADSS program – a public-private partnership between global automakers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to invent, test, commercialize, and deploy new alcohol detection technologies in […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration plans to award $2.89 billion to 3,075 airports nationwide to fund runway, taxiway, safety, and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections, and roadway projects. [Above photo by WSDOT] That money comes from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law in November. The FAA said airports […]

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The California Department of Transportation recently unveiled a new “complete streets” policy for all new transportation projects it funds or oversees in order to provide “safe and accessible options” for people walking, biking and taking transit. [Above photo by Caltrans] A “complete street” policy seeks to expand mobility options for people of all ages and […]

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Governor Ned Lamont (D) (seen above at podium) said on December 21 that he placed $839 million worth of upgrades to Connecticut’s transportation system on the agenda for approval at the next meeting of the State Bond Commission. [Above photo by the Connecticut Governor’s Office] The governor – who serves as the commission’s chairman and determines […]

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