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Basic Services, Public Transport

DOT launches transportation innovation advisory committee

January 2, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it had launched a new advisory committee that will advise the Secretary of Transportation on transportation innovation. The 27 member Transforming Transportation Advisory Committee (TTAC) will provide Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

FTA announces nearly $5M in grant funding to improve accessibility in transportation services

November 21, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Wednesday that it will make approximately $4.7 million in grant funding available for project to improve accessibility in transportation services. Part of the FTA’s Innovative Coordinate Access and Mobility (ICAM) […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Michigan’s transportation commission approved five year transportation program

November 14, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the Michigan State Transportation Commission (STC) approved the Michigan Department of Transportation’s final Five-Year Transportation Program (5YTP) outlining the state’s transportation priorities from 2024-2028. The 5YTP contains a list of planned projects for the MDOT Highway Program including […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Utility, charging company battle over EV fast chargers slows deployment amid massive needs

October 18, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

The transformation of U.S. transportation to electric vehicles requires a massive deployment of fast chargers that is being slowed by a debate over whether utilities should own and operate charging facilities, analysts on both sides of the debate agree. To […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Texas DOT proposal would invest $100B in transportation over 10 years

February 27, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

A proposal by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) would invest $100 billion over 10 years in transportation. The proposal is an estimated $15 billion more than the 2023 Unified Transportation Program (UTP). It would increase funding to border infrastructure, […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

FTA announces grant to study link between transportation insecurity, poverty

February 10, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced it would make funding available to study whether a lack of regular and reliable access to transportation is linked to poverty. Federal officials said one in four Americans […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

USDOT announces strategy to increase roadway safety

February 7, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

The U.S. Transportation recently launched its National Roadway Safety Strategy Call to Action campaign, which asks stakeholders to commit to specific actions that reduce serious injuries and deaths on roads. “Traffic crashes cost tens of thousands of American lives a […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Illinois awards $113.8M to transit providers

January 26, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

The Illinois Department of Transportation recently awarded 32 transit systems $113.8 million through the Rebuild Illinois capital program to advance 44 projects. The projects provide more transportation options in communities outside the Chicago area and promote an enhanced quality of […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Transportation electrification and EVs: Who pays for grid upgrades?

January 11, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

As EVs proliferate here in the U.S. and internationally, so too do the widespread benefits to customers, utilities, our planet and the power grid. However, with these benefits come a few big challenges that we’ve never dealt with before and […]


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

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 […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Biden Administration unveils interagency commitment to cut emissions, reduce costs

September 20, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Biden Administration announced Friday it had organized a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between four federal agencies that will accelerate the nation’s affordable and equitable clean transportation future. According to the White House, the U.S. Departments of Energy, Transportation, Housing […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

DOE Targets Biofuel for Hard-to-Electrify Transportation Modes

September 6, 2022

Via: Waste360

The Biden Administration has set an aggressive goal for the American economy: net zero emissions by 2050. Recognizing that the transportation sector is the largest source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $59M in […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Connecticut Gov. Lamont announces new climate law to reduce GHG emissions from transportation

July 26, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

On Friday, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced the enactment of legislation that would help the state reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector. The legislation, Public Act 22-25, contains several measures aimed at reducing emissions from the transportation […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

FHWA announces proposed framework for reducing transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions

July 11, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would Assist states and municipalities in tracking and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the announcement would […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Iowa Transportation Commission presents draft of improvement program

May 13, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) presented a draft of the Fiscal Year 2023-2027 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program to the Iowa Transportation Commission Tuesday. Included in the $4.2 billion in state and federal funding expected to be available over the […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

PennDOT releases long-range plan for transportation project investments

May 12, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently released its 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), establishing the priorities and critical transportation strategies that will guide project investments. “Long-range planning is an important function of PennDOT in that it compels us to […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Connecticut DOT launches initiative to develop Customer Experience Action Plan

May 5, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) recently launched an initiative to develop a Customer Experience Action Plan for public transportation customers statewide. The goals of the plan are to understand changing customer needs, expectations, and desires for the state’s transit […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

New Jersey DOT awards $8.5M in Airport Improvement Program Grants

February 16, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced Monday that it awarded 11 Airport Improvement Program grants totaling more than $8.5 million in state funds. The grants in eight counties across the state will support airport safety and improvement projects. […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Illinois DOT awards 37 transit providers $114.4M through Rebuild Illinois program

January 28, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently awarded nearly $111.4 million to 37 transit systems statewide to advance 51 projects through the Rebuild Illinois capital program. The program will invest $355 million in transit outside the Chicago area. This is […]