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Infrastructure, Public Works

Software is now driving the electric vehicle charging market (Reader forum)

January 26, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption is outperforming all expectations, and is now expected to represent more than half of U.S. vehicle sales by 2030. The ‘key link’ to mass adoption is now software, not hardware or vehicles. Fortunately, software innovations are […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Biden Administration Rolls Out ‘Durable’ WOTUS Definition in Final Rule

December 30, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The Biden administration has rolled out in a final what it says is a “durable” definition of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS), potentially capping a legal and political battle that has raged for nearly two decades. The final rule issued […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

House approves omnibus spending bill, funding agencies through September

December 23, 2022

Via: FCW

After significant delay and compromise, Congress has finally set spending levels across government for fiscal 2023. Read More on FCW


Infrastructure, Public Works

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act aids nearly 25,000 transportation projects in first year

November 17, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

After states tapped into their FY 2022 federal highway formula funds, they managed to kick off nearly 25,000 new improvement projects across the United States following the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) last year, according to […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Inflation Reduction Act upends utility resource planning tenets: NARUC panelists

November 17, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

The Inflation Reduction Act will upend key tenets of utility resource planning, including the need for bottom-up forecasting to account for a pending surge in electric vehicle and building load, according to panelists at a National Association of Regulatory Utility […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Construction Begins for Southern Impoundment Cleanup at San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site

November 16, 2022

Via: Waste360

Construction for the final remedy has begun for part of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund site in Harris County, Texas, just east of Houston. The work involves excavation and off-site disposal of dioxin-containing wastes from the portion of […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Colorado charter school launches fleet of electric buses

November 2, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

Peak to Peak Charter School, a K-12 charter public school located in the Boulder Valley School District, and Highland Electric Fleets, a provider of electrification-as-a-service for school districts, have partnered to launch a fleet of electric buses to serve the […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Arizona seeks public input on Long Range Transportation Plan

October 28, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) recently launched a survey seeking the public’s input on the agency’s updated 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan. The plan is the state’s guidelines and vision for the transportation system over the next 25 years. […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Connecticut DOT demonstrates LED-flashings technology

October 25, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) recently demonstrated the effectiveness of wrong way LED-flashing technology to stop a wrong way driver. For the demonstration, CTDOT closed the off-ramp on Queen Street in Southington. “This year has been by far the […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

FHWA releases guidance to reduce traffic fatalities under National Roadway Safety Strategy

October 25, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently released guidance to help states address roadway deaths as part of the National Roadway Safety Strategy. The guidance clarifies how states should develop their Vulnerable Road User Safety Assessment. Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

FTA awards nearly $9M to indigenous communities through Tribal Transit Program

October 13, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently awarded $8.6 million in Tribal Transit Program grants to more than two dozen American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native communities. The program supports public transportation for federally recognized American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

GM takes on Tesla, others; launches unit focused on energy storage, solar and vehicle-to-grid charging

October 11, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

General Motors will expand its commitment to electric vehicles with the creation of a new business unit called GM Energy, which will offer vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid charging, stationary battery storage, solar products, software applications and cloud management tools for retail […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Legislation would invest in mobility technologies

October 6, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would make significant investments in the research and development of transformational mobility technologies. The Shifting Forward Vehicle Technologies Research and Development Act, H.R. 9022, would reauthorize an advanced vehicle technologies program […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Oklahoma DOT approves newest update of Construction Work Plan

October 5, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation announced the first approval of the Eight-Year Construction Work Plan since the plan’s adoption 20 years ago, the department said Monday. The plan contains $8.4 billion worth of needed transportation improvement projects, the department said […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Senate advances bill incentivizing efficient airport construction

September 30, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

A bill introduced by U.S. Sens Todd Young (R-IN), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) that would incentivize more efficient construction at airports advanced through the Senate Wednesday night. The legislation, the Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act, would […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

North Carolina will receive $109M for EV charging stations

September 29, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Highway Administration will provide North Carolina with an estimated $109 million over five years through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. The majority of the funding will be used for the installation of Level 3 charging infrastructure […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Alaska DOT awarded $87M in federal highway funds

September 29, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

On Tuesday, Alaska’s Department of Transportation & Public Funding announced it had received $87 million in redistribution funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). Redistribution is a federal policy that redistributes funding authority to states demonstrating they have met all […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Michigan DOT, Electreon to explore larger deployment of public wireless EV charging road

September 23, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

On Wednesday, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Electreon announced they had entered into a five-year agreement to develop and implement a scalable, wireless, public in-road EV charging network. A first in the United States, the in-road system would […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

USDOT announces agency partnerships connecting small businesses to infrastructure programs

September 22, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announced partnerships with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to help small and […]


Basic Services, Infrastructure, Public Transport, Public Works

Feds prep $500M program for transportation tech

September 19, 2022

Via: FCW

The process to award $500 million in federal grants that states and local governments can use to pay for cutting-edge transportation projects is slated to get underway later this month. Funding for the competitive program, dubbed Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing […]