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Daily Transportation Update

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STATE DOT NEWS

DDOT Director Jeff Marootian has a new gig in the Biden Administration (Greater Greater Washington)

FUNDING AND FINANCE

Biden Calls for $350 Billion in State and Local Aid as Part of Massive Stimulus (Route Fifty)

Funding to fix CT’s roads and bridges is drying up, and officials don’t have a solution (Connecticut Mirror)

NC panel recommends boosting transportation spending by 40 percent (AP)

SAFETY

Caltrans Installing Reflective Backplates At Thousands Of Intersections With Traffic Signals (KGET-TV)

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $40 Million in Grants to Improve Safety at Highway-Railway Crossings in Five States (FHWA)

AMBER Alert system helps locate 263 Texas children since 2002 (KTRE-TV)

Multi-agency partnership to increase patrols for distracted drivers on stretch of I-70 (WHIO)

CAIT Seminar Series: Enhancing the Resilience of Tunnels Subject to Fire Events (Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Biden Unveils Rescue Plan And Promises Infrastructure Proposal Next Month (Engineering News-Record)

I-81 viaduct project will 'break ground' in 2022, Cuomo says (WSTM-TV)

PennDOT Announces Public Virtual Plans Display for Bridge Replacement on Route 119, Hempfield Township in Westmoreland County (Pennsylvania DOT)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Mapping The Future Of Rural Transportation Research (Roads & Bridges)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

Traffic congestion in US worst in LA, NYC during 2020 (Cox Media Group)

New Loading Zones Take Away Precious Parking, But Eases Traffic Jams (NY1)

New road signs mark Mille Lacs Reservation’s 1855 borders (Minnesota Public Radio)

MOBILITY

Cities, Transit Agencies, and Shared Mobility Providers Should Collaborate to Fully Realize Transportation Potential Across Metropolitan Areas (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

RAIL

Amtrak CEO calls for Congress to expand TSA’s 'No Fly List' to rail passenger service following D.C. riot (Fox News)

NTSB Closes 3 Key Positive Train Control Safety Recommendations (NTSB)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Cuomo Proposes $306 Billion New York Transit Overhaul (Bloomberg)

Signal Upgrades Improve Minneapolis Transit Performance (Star Tribune)

Texas transportation entities to test modular bus stop (Transportation Today)

MnDOT To Fully Subsidize Transit Bus Ridership (Daily Journal)

Federal Transit Administration Formally Adopts Final Environmental Impact Statement to Advance the SEPTA King of Prussia Rail Extension (FTA)

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

BLM approves highway across Washington County’s Red Cliffs conservation area (Salt Lake Tribune)

Polis gives update on state's Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap (KUSA-TV)

Climate targets force trucks into race to clean up transport (Clean Energy Wire)

AVIATION

Airport wants law restricting access overnight to limit number of homeless (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Delta puts customers who harassed Romney, Graham on no-fly list: CEO (The Hill)

WATER

Arctic Deep Draft Port Project in Nome Authorized by Congress (KNOM Radio)

SECURITY AND RESILIENCE

Most major US airlines ban guns in luggage for DC flights (AP)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Orem Unveils Utah’s Biggest Pedestrian Bridge (KSL-TV)

Flagstaff aims to enhance bicycle, pedestrian experience (Arizona Daily Sun)

E-bikes not represented in statewide ‘transportation electrification’ project (BikePortland)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

NHTSA Requests Public Comment on NCAP Modernization (NHTSA)

EDC News - January 14, 2021 (FHWA)

ASSOCIATION NEWS

COMTO and IBTTA Sign MOU to promote careers for women and minorities in transportation (IBTTA)

Federal Register Information

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