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FRA Opens Up $396M Pool of New Capital Rail Grant Funds

October 16, 2019 - in Rail, Transportation

The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity on October 8 that offers $396 million worth of grant money through its Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair program to fund a variety of capital rail projects. [Above…

AASHTO Board Approves 10 Surface Transportation Reauthorization Policy Resolutions

October 16, 2019 - in Financial, News

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved 10 detailed resolutions outlining the surface…

Best and Most Popular Transportation Projects Win National Awards

October 10, 2019 - in Awards, News

ST. LOUIS – The Infrastructure Improvements to Downtown St. Louis project – a collaboration between Illinois and Missouri DOTs that delivered major…

Alabama DOT, University of Alabama Aim to Create Connected Road

October 8, 2019 - in News, Technology, Transportation

Researchers at the University of Alabama are embarking on a three-year $16.8 million project to transform the roads and highways in the Tuscaloosa area into a “smart transportation network” that is safer, less congested, and more environmentally friendly.…

NCDOT Provides First Round of State Street-Aid Funding

October 8, 2019 - in Financial, News

The North Carolina Department of Transportation began distributing more than $147.5 million in State Street-Aid to Municipalities on September 27, also known as the Powell Bill fund, to 508 cities and towns across the state. [Above photo by the NCDOT.]…

National Freight Report Highlights Growing Capacity Challenges

October 8, 2019 - in News, Transportation

The growth in commercial truck freight could be put at risk by inadequate highway capacity; lack of funding for improving the freight network and a shortage of truck drivers. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] That’s according to a new 37-page report issued…

NOCoE Opens Entry Period for TSMO Award Competition

September 30, 2019 - in Awards, News

The National Operations Center of Excellence’s second annual Transportation Systems Management and Operations or TSMO awards competition is now open for entries, with October 11 at midnight the deadline for submissions. For more information on the awards…

AASHTO Opens Nomination Window for 2020 Fellowships

September 23, 2019 - in News, People

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is now accepting nominations from all of its member state DOTs for its 2020 Transportation Management Fellowship program. AASHTO’s 2019 fellows: L-to-R Marlon Spinks, Martin Krebs, and…

Three States Get USDOT Grants for AV Research

September 16, 2019 - in Financial, News

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded autonomous vehicle or AV research funds to three states this week – Ohio, Michigan, and Virginia – to boost further study of AV operation in rural areas, on city streets, and in the trucking industry. [Above…

Maryland DOT Unveils Six Year Capital Investment Plan for Transportation

September 16, 2019 - in Financial, News

The Maryland Department of Transportation revealed a 299-page draft of its Fiscal Year 2020-2025 capital investment program for transportation infrastructure on September 10, with the agency noting in the report that it plans to invest $15.3 billion over the…