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Infrastructure

Michigan DOT launches new virtual tool to track bridge bundling initiative

July 28, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is now using an online tool that allows the public to track the state’s initiative to bundle bridge projects together to make them more cost-effective. The bridge bundling initiative also addresses multiple local agency […]


Infrastructure

Kansas Leaders Award $23 Million for Road Improvement Projects

July 27, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced $23 million has been awarded to support road improvement projects in 36 cities across the state. The funding, meant specifically to assist with highway and intersection projects, was issued as part of the Kansas Department […]


Infrastructure

Minnesota DOT releases sustainability report

July 23, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently released its fifth annual Sustainability and Public Health Report. The report highlights progress toward the agency’s sustainability and climate goals and includes additional transportation resilience and public health measures. It is based on 2020 […]


Travel & Public Transit

FTA finds more Americans riding public transportation

July 23, 2021

Via: FTA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) said Wednesday that more American’s are riding public transit now than last year. According to the FTA, transit ridership is up more than 80 percent over early 2020 levels. “That’s why […]


Infrastructure

Infrastructure Bill Expected to Fail First Test Vote

July 21, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Senate Republicans expected on July 21 to reject an effort to begin debate on a bipartisan infrastructure deal that senators brokered with President Joe Biden, though supporters are hoping they’ll get another chance in coming days. A vote was expected […]


Travel & Public Transit

FTA announces Request for Information on high-priority transit safety concerns

July 19, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Thursday it would be posting a Request for Information (RFI) to get feedback from transit riders and transit agencies to identify high-priority safety concerns so the agency can better address […]


Impact & Regulations

US Senate Confirms Senior Transportation Nominee, Others Await Consideration

July 15, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A nominee for a senior policy post at the U.S. Department of Transportation was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate while other DOT nominees await votes before the full chamber or in committee. The Senate easily confirmed Carlos Monje as […]


Infrastructure

Sanders, Biden Meet as Infrastructure Bill Swells Past $3.5 Trillion

July 13, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Emerging from a private meeting at the White House, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said July 12 that he and President Joe Biden are on the same page as Democrats draft a “transformative” infrastructure package unleashing more than $3.5 trillion in […]


Infrastructure

Missouri approves transportation projects through 2026

July 7, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently approved the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) FY2022-2026 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP includes 228 bridges, 704 lane miles of interstate pavements, 1,387 miles of major route pavements, and 2,733 miles […]


Travel & Public Transit

Texas Transportation Commission approves $89M in funding for state transit

July 6, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved an $89 million in transit funding, representing the largest transit agency funding initiative at one time. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials noted that $54 million of the funding is sourced from the federal […]