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COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on greenhouse gas emissions, including those from transportation. To reveal some of those effects, StreetLight Data Inc. recently unveiled its second annual U.S. Transportation Climate Impact Index, which ranks the country’s 100 most populous metro areas…
January 22, 2021
Yesterday, the Biden Administration announced key members of its leadership team at the U.S. DOT.  The department says this group will help U.S. DOT advance President Biden’s agenda. With the safety of the traveling public and America’s workers at the center of its mission, the team says it will…
January 22, 2021
The nation’s largest coalition of traffic safety organizations—Road to Zero—along with Toward Zero Deaths, Vision Zero Network, Families for Safe Streets and 74 partner organizations and individuals, sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to commit the efforts of the federal government to…
January 21, 2021
The Connecticut DOT (CTDOT) this week released its $9.7 billion five-year Capital Plan, covering fiscal years 2021-2025. The plan includes capital investments in the state’s multi-modal transportation network, including state-of-good-repair as well as upgrades across all modes of transportation—…
January 21, 2021
Financial resource website WalletHub this week released its annual list for the best and worst states for driving in the U.S. The website says that congestion cost U.S. drivers $88 billion in 2019, as well as an average of 99 hours of their time. The U.S. also has five out of the world’s 25 worst…
January 21, 2021
The Oregon DOT (ODOT) is testing new ways to fund transportation projects at the city and county level using the state’s pay-per-mile system, OReGO. Portland-area drivers are being recruited now through early February to participate in OReGO’s Local Road Usage Charge Pilot. Participating Portland-…
January 20, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that 37 projects will receive a share of $15.8 million in funding to support strategies that develop, deploy and demonstrate solutions that improve transit agencies' operations and enhance rider mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic. "These…
January 19, 2021
New research from the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) estimates the impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on state-generated transportation revenue under six potential economic recovery scenarios in California. The report, titled The Impact of the COVID-19 Recovery on California…
January 19, 2021
The U.S. DOT this past week published a draft of its first Strategic Plan on Accessible Transportation, a noteworthy step in making America’s transportation system more accessible for all travelers. The draft Accessibility Strategic Plan is available for public review and comment, and will be…
January 18, 2021
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently provided $40 million in grants to states seeking to improve safety where highways and rail lines cross. The grants were awarded in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), will help…
January 18, 2021
If combined with public transit and increased in scale, shared modes of transportation—such as ride-hailing, scooter sharing, and bike sharing—can enhance mobility, equity, and sustainability in metropolitan areas, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and…
January 15, 2021
The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) are forming a partnership to promote careers for women and minorities in transportation. IBTTA is a worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities…
January 15, 2021
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