State officials across Wyoming are preparing for an influx of federal funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The more than $1.2 trillion package will provide funding for infrastructure projects in the United States over the next five years, and Wyoming officials are working to…
May 19, 2022
Ohio lawmakers passed legislation this week approving nearly $700 million in federal transportation funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed earlier this year. Under the bill, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) would get $672,598,581 in federal highway construction money…
May 19, 2022
Washington state transportation agency officials provided updates to the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) regarding the 16-year, $16.9 billion “Move Ahead Washington” transportation package that passed during this year’s legislative session. “This package was noteworthy on several…
May 18, 2022
digital traffic signs
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Digital message signs are being installed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) over lanes of traffic on I-24 between Nashville and Murfreesboro. TDOT hopes the signs will provide more reliable commute times by giving advance warning of trouble spots ahead. "You could budget 30-45…
May 18, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that the application process is now open for communities to apply for $1 billion in Fiscal Year 2022 funding to help them ensure safe streets and roads for all. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A)…
May 17, 2022
Maryland Governor signs new transportation bills into law
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Governor Larry Hogan, along with Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson, signed 140 bills into law Monday. Included in the bills were transportation changes for state roadways. One of which, SB 147, expands Maryland’s existing “Move Over” law beyond public safety…
May 17, 2022
Partnerships between state DOTs and local agencies
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A panel of state DOT and local government executives convened during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2022 Spring Meeting in New Orleans to emphasize the importance of cooperation among agencies. Panel participants described how states, regional planning…
May 16, 2022
Federal Highway Administration updates bridge inspection standards
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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will update the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) for highway bridges with a new rule that goes into effect on June 6. The new rule was issued by FHWA on May 6. According to the AASHTO Journal, the agency also issued $1.1 billion in formula…
May 16, 2022
Wisconsin officials warn wrong-way crashes on the rise
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The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a report showing there were an average of 500 fatal wrong-way crashes per year across the United States from 2015 until 2018. That's up 34% annually when compared to the period from 2010 to 2014. The state of Wisconsin saw one of the highest increases…
May 13, 2022
Atlanta receives funding for infrastructure projects
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The city of Atlanta recently received $45 million in federal funding for infrastructure projects. This is the first payout to the city from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which aims to improve roads and transit, clean water, broadband internet and other initiatives. The…
May 13, 2022
In a U.S. House appropriations panel hearing on May 10, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg highlighted how grants proposed by the Biden administration for fiscal 2023 could be used as funding to modernize major aspects of the country’s mobility network. Buttigieg said the $1.5 billion…
May 11, 2022
Georgia bridge closed
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The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced the indefinite closure of a bridge over the Alcovy River is after a failed inspection on Monday. The inspection team found extensive corrosion where steel pilings meet a concrete bent cap on the County Road 213 bridge, according to 11 Alive…
May 11, 2022