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Infrastructure, Public Works

U.S. Transportation Department awards $7M for positioning, navigation and timing technology companies

July 9, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it had awarded contracts to nine companies support critical Global Positioning System infrastructure. The Complementary Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) technology vendors will receive funding that will ultimately enable the DOT […]


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$1.3B earmarked for EV charging network expansion in US

June 3, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The previous round of CFI funding benefited 47 projects in 22 states and Puerto Rico, supporting construction of approximately 7,500 EV charging plugs. FHWA received applications for six times the amount of funding available, the release said, and will reserve […]


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FTA announces $10.5M in competitive grant funding for housing near transit

May 28, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced it was making nearly $10.5 million in competitive grant funds available for transit-adjacent development. The FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) planning will support planning and investment […]


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Legislation introduced to electrify and modernize American transportation infrastructure

May 8, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Monday U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA) reintroduced legislation to electrify and modernize the transportation infrastructure across the country. The BUILD GREEN Infrastructure and Jobs Act would authorize the U.S. Department of Transportation to […]


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How cities are building out public EV charging infrastructure

April 16, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Amid federal clean energy policies, automakers’ pledges to transition to zero-emission vehicles and rising consumer demand for electric vehicles, EVs could account for 30 million to 42 million light-duty vehicles on the road by 2030, according to analysts from the […]


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FHWA awards nearly $830M in resiliency grants

April 12, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded 80 projects nationwide with nearly $830 million in Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-saving Transportation Discretionary Grant Program grants. The program helps states and local communities become more resilient to extreme weather […]


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DOT accepting applications for more than $5B in infrastructure grants

April 1, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced it was accepting applications for $5.1 billion in discretionary grants programs. The grants for regionally or nationally significant infrastructure projects would come from three major discretionary grant programs, but the application process […]


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Energy to fund 16 infrastructure cybersecurity projects 

February 27, 2024

Via: FCW

The Department of Energy announced a $45 million investment into 16 projects dedicated to shoring up cybersecurity across the electric grid and other energy infrastructure, the agency announced Monday afternoon. The project selections, which are spread across university research foundations […]


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New federal program will provide $250M to advance multimodal solutions

February 22, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Highway Administration will be offering $250 million in competitive grants over five years through the new Congestion Relief Program to advance multimodal solutions that reduce vehicular traffic in congested metropolitan areas. The program will provide funding to projects […]


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Removing demand charge utility tariffs for EV charging will raise CO2 emissions

February 21, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

With the transportation sector being the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., and the transition to EVs taking shape to combat the issue, the build-out of charging infrastructure must keep pace with the transition to serve the […]


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NextGen Highways launches effort to build transmission lines along public right of way in Minnesota

February 20, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The U.S. Department of Energy’s latest National Transmission Needs study, released in October, says the United States needs about 47,000 GW-miles of new high-voltage transmission capacity by 2035 under a moderate load-growth, high clean-energy scenario. That represents a 57% increase […]


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Utilities, EV charging companies must collaborate to avoid bulk power system disruptions: NERC

February 14, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

While the early load impacts of EV adoption have materialized at the local level — a few new vehicles can stress neighborhood feeders, say experts — NERC is concerned that as penetration levels rise, there may be reliability issues on […]


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USDOT supports junk fee ban for truckers

February 12, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) threw its support behind a proposed junk fee ban that would protect towing fees for truckers. In a comment filed on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed rule banning junk fees, the […]


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Tribal nations, utilities partner on EV access and reliability in the Upper Midwest

February 8, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The Red Lake Nation and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe both spent years fighting oil pipeline construction through their lands, with Standing Rock members and allies drawing national attention for their year-long blockade of the Dakota Access project in 2016 and […]


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One Energy Launches Largest U.S. Truck Charging Site

January 31, 2024

Via: Waste360

Figuring out how to electrify heavy-duty trucking at scale is a complex job that’s yet to near the finish line. These work horses run long hours and consume a lot of power, presenting a twofold challenge—designing beefy battery-operated trucks and […]


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Securing emerging tech requires export controls and international partnerships, officials say

January 18, 2024

Via: FCW

U.S. diplomatic policy is navigating the protection of emerging technologies and sensitive intellectual property within the Indo-Pacific region largely through supply chain policies and partnership with ally nations, according to testimony at a Wednesday House hearing. Witnesses before the House […]


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U.S. Transportation Department releases 2021-2023 progress report on infrastructure improvements

January 12, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recently released the DOT 2021-2023 Progress Report to inform the public on the Biden-Harris administration efforts to improve the transportation infrastructure. Included in the report are the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and […]


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Biden administration seeks public input to define zero emissions for buildings

January 8, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

As the Biden administration drafts a national definition for zero-emissions buildings, industry stakeholders have until Feb. 5 to provide information for Part 1, which addresses operational emissions, according to a Jan. 3 news release from the U.S. Department of Energy’s […]


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Minnesota Transportation Department awards $17.4M to eight state construction projects

January 5, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MdDOT) recently awarded $17.4 million to eight construction projects in the Twin Cities Metro and Greater Minnesota to improve transportation infrastructure. Funding is through the state’s Transportation Economic Development and Transportation Economic Development Infrastructure programs […]


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Biden-Harris Administration Grants $50M for Environmental Justice Projects in Texas

December 27, 2023

Via: Waste360

Under President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the Biden-Harris Administration has designated Texas Southern University as a Regional Grantmaker, set to receive $50,000,000 under the EPA’s Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking program. This initiative, born out of the President’s Inflation […]