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

The expansion of e-commerce activity is changing delivery methods and freight patterns, which is adding “complexity” to the design of transportation networks, according to Leslie Richards, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. “Freight transportation is a major public policy issue and one that is becoming more visible to the general public,” she noted in […]

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The economic impact of Trump administration tariffs imposed on a number of goods, but especially steel and aluminum, continues to generate growing concern – especially regarding the cost of infrastructure projects. The American Institute for International Steel, for example, noted that U.S. steel-using manufacturers are encountering product price increases of 50 percent or more and […]

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Earlier this month, the Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials finalized an agreement for a project that provides local and tribal transportation professionals, through funding from FHWA, with access to 120 courses available AASHTO Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council or “TC3” library. According to FHWA, access to the training […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is launching a completely revamped version of its 13 year-old transportation jobs web portal on July 1; a portal available to AASHTO members as well as other transportation-related organizations and companies. Since 2005, AASHTO has offered its members and job seekers the opportunity to advertise and […]

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao joined K. Jane Williams – acting administrator for the Federal Transit Administration – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker plus other state local officials at a June 25 ceremony to officially release $225 million in federal grant money for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line Extension or “GLX” light rail project. The […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials along with the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association held a free live-streaming webinar on May 14 entitled The State of Highway Investment: Plans, Promises and Predictions, focusing on both current trends and future plans for federal, state, and local surface transportation investments – especially in […]

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In a social media-driven era, when a smart messaging campaign can hook an audience to sell an idea and be amplified by tweets and likes, two examples stand out for transportation. In both Texas and Michigan, key officials cut videos that highlighted failings in their transportation infrastructure to advocate for more investment. In Texas, during a gubernatorial election in which he […]

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