The trade group American Trucking Associations, along with three individual motor carriers, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island on July 10 in an effort aimed at getting Rhode Island's truck-only tolling program declared "unconstitutional" as it...
During a July 11 hearing held by Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Capitol Hill, changes to Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act or "TIFIA" loans were urged to help shorten the application period and the timeline for their disbursement – both key...
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., took pointed aim at changes being made to federal cost share for transit projects during a July 11 Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, noting that such changes could "make it more difficult for state and local agencies" to use low-interest...
As the number and strength of cyberattacks against U.S. infrastructure targets continues to increase, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing to illuminate the possible defensive strategies a wide array of organizations – from private companies to state departments...
The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $500,000 in state grants on July 11 under its Railroad Safety State Participation Pilot Grant Program, made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.
The Federal Transit Administration opened up a Notice of Funding Opportunity on July 11 for $5 million in fiscal year 2018 grants aimed at supporting transit projects for Native American tribes and Alaska Native villagers in rural areas.
Two recent reports indicate that distracted driving remains a growing problem in the U.S. – yet one that two Northwestern states, at least, are finding can be addressed with stricter distracted driving laws.
The Federal Highway Administration released its very first "Highway Freight Conditions and Performance Report" to Congress on July 6; a report mandated by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation or "FAST" Act of 2015.
A "record-setting" $600 million is being targeted on transportation projects across Nebraska over the next five years as part of a road and bridge building plan recently given the go-ahead by Gov. Pete Ricketts
From issuing new debt bonds as well as grant awards, states from Maine to California continue efforts to beef up their investments in transportation infrastructure and services.
The Arizona Department of Transportation said that an eight-month-old K-9 program being piloted by the agency's enforcement and compliance division is getting results, helping officers identify and seize drugs at two major "port of entry" locations.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is making a $5 million pool of grant money available to fund projects focused on developing "innovative clean transportation technologies" and other "clean" strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or...
In order to forge a more "coordinated effort" for improving the management of Michigan's drinking water, wastewater, storm water, transportation, and private utilities, the state is creating two "councils" to guide infrastructure investments among those five entities.
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AASHTO has released a project proposal for the development of AASHTOWare Project Data Analytics, under the AASHTOWare technical service program, that will enable data-driven decision support and historical data analysis on both web-based and Software-as-a-Service or "SaaS" platforms.
The 11th annual America's Transportation Awards competition recognized six winners in the Northeast region for optimizing and expanding transit for inner-city users, saving lives on a busy seasonal roadway, and helping drivers avoid a 42-mile detour with an innovative bridge replacement, just to...
The Steering Committee for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program is welcoming two new members following elections held back in June, with three others winning re-election:
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, an equal opportunity employer, is currently seeking to hire an administrative coordinator for its engineering and technical services group; a position located at the group's Washington, D.C., headquarters
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