Senate EPW Rolls Out Updated WRDA
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this week voted 19-1 to approve S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.
April 29, 2016
AASHTO, AMPO Seek Additional Time for Proposed System Performance Rule Including GHG Measure
The organizations representing state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations sent a joint letter to Federal Highway Administrator Greg Nadeau asking for more time to prepare comments on a new proposed rule that is part of the 2012 surface transportation law known as MAP-21.
AASHTO Center Offers Handy Guides to Help States Utilize Stormwater Management Best Practices
The Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO has released two new practitioner field guides, designed to be a handy reference of best practices. These field guides were designed to help state departments of transportation comply with federal, state and local stormwater regulations during construction and maintenance activities.
TransComm Announces Annual Communications Skills Awards Competition Call for Entries
TransComm, the AASHTO Subcommittee on Transportation Communications, has opened its annual communications Skills Awards call for entries.
AASHTO Seeks Director of Center for Environmental Excellence
The association is taking applications to fill the position of director for the Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO, a position located in the Washington, D.C., headquarters.
FHWA Concludes MAP-21 Truck Size and Weight Limits Study with Recommendations for More Research
The Federal Highway Administration's truck size and weight limits study was delivered to Congress April 14, concluding more than three years of work on a report that was required by the 2012 MAP-21 surface transportation bill.
FRA Identifies 15 Railroad Crossing with High Incident Rates
The Federal Railroad Administration is keeping its focus on troublesome railroad crossings, recently releasing a list of 15 crossings with 10 or more incidents in the last 10 years.
USDOT Commits $8 million to Tribal Transportation Safety Projects
The Federal Highway Administration's Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund will provide more than $8 million to 35 tribes to support safety planning, engineering improvements, enforcement and emergency services, the FHWA announced.
Federal Guidance Now Available for FAST Act Environmental Provisions
The Federal Transit Administration, the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration, issued joint guidance on the FAST Act's project delivery provisions related to streamlining the environmental review process. A second guidance document provides information on how the FAST Act requirements apply to parks, recreation areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, and historic sites.
All Eyes on Bertha As Massive Tunnel Machine Moves Beneath Seattle
The Washington State Department of Transportation is warning drivers that getting around Seattle, especially during the daily commute, could be more challenging during an anticipated two-week closure of the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct, which runs north along the waterfront through the city.
Gov. Deal: Study Shows Georgia Projects Bring Major Transportation Benefits
Preliminary results of a study by Cambridge Systematics suggest that several projects funded by the state Transportation Funding Act of 2015 will reduce congestion for Georgia when completed by 2030.
South Carolina Senate Approves Transportation Funding Proposa; House is Next
The South Carolina Senate approved a $4 billion transportation package focused on road repair and replacing nearly 400 bridges over the next 10 years. The State Newspaper reported that House leaders expect the package to pass the House.
Caltrans Launches Employee BikeShare Program in Sacramento
The headquarters office of the California Department of Transportation has launched a "Bikeshare Program" in Sacramento, which it said "makes on-site bicycles available for staff as a transit option."
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