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AASHTO Chief Executive Offers Association’s Expertise to Presidential Transition Teams

The executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials said AASHTO wants to help the major-party presidential candidates build on their pledges to boost infrastructure spending by developing detailed project and funding plans.

October 21, 2016



USDOT Guidance Details FAST Act Requirements for State Freight Plans

​In an Oct. 14 Federal Register notice, the U.S. Department of Transportation provided detailed guidance to states on how to prepare the freight plans they must develop to qualify for federal freight program funding, and offered extensive recommendations on how to set up voluntary advisory ...

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October 21, 2016


Foxx Creates Advisory Panel on Automation in Transportation, Taking Nominations

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said he will establish a 15-person "Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation," to help the Department of Transportation shape federal policy for continued development and deployment of automated travel systems.

October 21, 2016


USDOT Unveils Actions to Boost Air Traveler Protections, Industry Competition

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the Department of Transportation is taking a number of new actions "to enhance protections for air travelers and promote competition in the airline industry."

October 21, 2016


State Aviation Officials Name Kimberling Association CEO; Principato Moves to NAA

​The National Association of State Aviation Officials said that Mark Kimberling, who had been the group's director of government relations, is now its president and CEO.

October 21, 2016


PennDOT Warns State Residents of New Federal ID Restrictions Coming in January

Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation said that unless the Legislature acts soon to change current state law, residents will need new forms of identification starting Jan. 30 to be admitted to federal facilities, military bases and nuclear plants.

October 21, 2016



MassDOT Finalizes Rates for Oct. 28 Start of All-Electronic Tolling at 16 Gantry Sites

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation board of directors approved toll rates for 16 gantry locations that starting Oct. 28 will replace toll-paying booths with all-electronic tolling.

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October 21, 2016


Christie Allows Stalled NJ Projects to Move; Fuel Prices to Rise Under New Funding Law

​New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a major new project funding package into law and issued an executive order allowing hundreds of highway and transit projects to go forward that had been stalled since July by a budget impasse.

October 21, 2016


FHWA Provides South Carolina $1M for Emergency Road, Bridge Repairs

The Federal Highway Administration is providing South Carolina with $1 million in quick-release emergency funds to help the state repair roads and bridges damaged this month by hurricane effects.

October 21, 2016


Arizona DOT’s Voter Registration Site Saw Record Volume on Final Deadline Day

Oct. 10 saw a record 45,294 Arizonans register to vote for the Nov. 8 general election through, the customer website offered by the Arizona Department of Transportation's Motor Vehicle Division.

October 21, 2016


PennDOT Awards $40M in Multimodal Grants to 37 Road, Bike/Ped Projects

Gov. Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards said the state's Department of Transportation awarded $40 million to 37 highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian projects from the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

October 21, 2016


Illinois DOT Invest $30.7M in Community Projects to Boost Quality of Life

The Illinois Department of Transportation said it is investing $30.7 million in 33 "quality of life" community projects around the state that include biking and walking paths, trails, streetscape beautification work and work designed to encourage safe travel across various modes of ...

October 21, 2016


Connecticut DOT Initiates Studies to Guide Project Investments in I-95 Corridor

The Connecticut Department of Transportation said it is launching new studies to determine what is needed in safety, rail, bus and traffic improvements in the Interstate 95 corridor, plus the potential for economic development in the 108 highway miles from Greenwich to North Stonington.

October 21, 2016

BUD WRIGHT, Executive Director

LLOYD D. BROWN, Director of Communications

JOHN BOYD, Senior Editor

MARIO OLIVERO, Staff Photographer

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