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Roadmap Released for Revamping Transportation Financial Statistics

August 4, 2020 - in News, Transportation

A new report compiled by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) to help the Bureau of Transportation Statistics seeks to help improve that agency’s publication of revenue, expenditure, and other financial statistics relevant to transportation…

FHWA Issues DBE Grants for Highway Contract Help

August 4, 2020 - in Financial, News

The Federal Highway Administration issued $11.2 million in grants from the Fiscal Year 2019 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Supportive Services (DBE/SS)…

COVID-19 Relief Stalls, House Passes THUD Appropriations

August 4, 2020 - in COVID-19, News

Legislation introduced in the Senate on July 27 to provide $1 trillion worth of further COVID-19 relief funding is getting little traction ahead of the…

Kansas DOT Begins Highway Expansion Project, Issues CCLIP Funds

July 28, 2020 - in News, Roads, Transportation

Julie Lorenz, secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation (at left in above photo), joined Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (D) (at right in photo) on July 20 to officially “break ground” on a long-delayed U.S. 50 highway expansion project. [Above…

AASHTO, Industry Letters Highlights Immediate Fiscal Need of State DOTs

July 28, 2020 - in Financial, News

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials urged in a July 20 letter to Congressional leadership that state departments of transportation across the country need an “immediate infusion” of at least $37 billion to prevent disruptions…

AASHTO MTAP Steering Committee Elects New Leaders

July 22, 2020 - in News, People

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program or MTAP Steering Committee elected a new chair and vice chair on July 14. Don Chartock The new chair of the MTAP Steering Committee is Don…

Hastings Named Vice Chair of A.I.I. Steering Committee

July 22, 2020 - in News, People

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Shante Hastings (seen above), chief engineer for the Delaware Department of Transportation, to a two-year term as vice chair of the Steering Committee for the AASHTO Innovation…

Smith Named Vice Chair of AASHTO Committee on Construction

July 22, 2020 - in News, People

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Shawn Smith, senior project manager with the Maine Department of Transportation, to a two-year term as the vice chair for its Committee on Construction. A 30-year veteran…

Fitch Ratings: Transportation Faces COVID-19 Recovery Challenges

July 20, 2020 - in News, Transportation

With non-essential travel largely ground to a halt due to COVID-19, the ability of various transportation segments – airports, the cruise line industry, and toll roads – to maintain revenues and passenger traffic volumes will be “an increasing challenge,”…

NDDOT awards $2 million in Transportation Alternatives funding

July 10, 2020 - in Financial, News

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Bill Panos announced today the award $2,018,090 of Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding for transportation improvement projects across the state. The TA grants are made possible through a federally…