July 21, 2018
  • 3:24 pm WSDOT’s Roger Millar: “We Must Become Stewards of the Transportation System”
  • 3:20 pm Amazon Transportation and Logistics Executive Shares View of the Future
  • 3:18 pm FHWA: Truck Parking Survey Will Include Drayage, Short-Haul Drivers
  • 3:16 pm FTA Issues Two Final Safety-Related Rules
  • 3:14 pm FRA to Offer $318M Worth of Grants for Rail Infrastructure, Safety Improvements

Caitlin Hughes, director of the Federal Highway Administration’s office of freight management and logistics, noted in a presentation at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2018 Joint Policy Committee meeting in Spokane, Washington, on July 18 that a nationwide truck parking survey now expected to start this August is going to be […]

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The Federal Transit Administration issued two final rules on July 18 that, according to an agency statement, aim to “strengthen the safety of public transportation systems.” The first is the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan rule – which takes effect July 19, 2019, with full compliance expected within one year of that date – requires […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for its Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements or CRISI program on July 19 that includes more than $318 million in grant monies. FRA said in a statement that this specific NOFO will help fund projects aimed at improving intercity passenger and freight rail transportation […]

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In written testimony offered before the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness on July 18, Kurt Nagle, president and CEO of American Association of Port Authorities, stressed that – in order to be competitive in the 21st century global economy – the United States “needs a national multi-modal freight network” […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration announced on July 16 it will award $659.8 million in airport infrastructure grants as part of $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program or AIP funding for airports across the U.S. In a statement, the agency said this “second increment” of AIP funding – highlighted in a 16-page document – provides 450 […]

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An annual survey conducted by the National Asphalt Pavement Association in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration over the last nine years found that “warm-mix asphalt” made up nearly 39 percent of all asphalt pavement mixtures produced in the United States in 2017. The survey – conducted in the first quarter of 2018 with 238 […]

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The Federal Highway Administration provided Wisconsin with $1 million and Michigan with $2 million in emergency relief funds on July 2 and July 3, respectively, to help begin repairs on roads and bridges damaged by floods triggered by heavy rains back on June 16-17. The Gogebic, Houghton, and Menominee counties in the western Upper Peninsula […]

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According to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration, the national average for regular-grade gasoline is expected to decline for the rest of 2018, dipping from a high of $2.96 per gallon on May 28 to around $2.84 per gallon by September and then $2.68 per gallon in December. The agency said gasoline prices are […]

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A so-called “regional survey” conducted by the Sierra Club among voters in 11 states across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and the District of Columbia finds that three in four or 74 percent of those polled support moving forward with “regional transportation modernization plans” that invest in electric vehicles, public transportation, and “safer communities” for walking and […]

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A recent roundtable hearing on Capitol Hill focused on efforts to streamline federal infrastructure permitting process also served as a forum to introduce legislation that would ensure the permanence of currently-enacted reforms. “The federal infrastructure permitting process is incredibly long. It’s complicated, arcane, and bureaucratic. And the delays in the process have real costs: in […]

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