Oklahoma DOT Plans EV Charger Network Expansion

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is moving forward with the first phase of an effort to expand electric vehicle or EV infrastructure statewide. [Above photo by Oklahoma DOT] The agency awarded more than $8 million in federal funds to Love’s Travel Stops, Francis Energy LLC, and Tesla Inc. to build ...
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Boy Scouts Join Tennessee DOT Litter Cleanup Campaign

The Nobody Trashes Tennessee litter prevention campaign operated by the Tennessee Department of Transportation has expanded its youth group partnerships with the addition of all six Boy Scouts of America councils in Tennessee to the program – allowing scouts the opportunity to earn a Nobody Trashes Tennessee or NTT patch ...
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Environmental News Highlights – April 10, 2024

FEDERAL ACTION

AASHTO Issues New ‘Commuting in America’ Reports -AASHTO Journal

AASHTO Seeks ‘Balanced’ EV Charging Network Effort -AASHTO Journal

AASHTO Comments on Low Carbon Construction Material Rules -AASHTO Journal

States seek Supreme Court intervention on smog plan split -E&E News

Key takeaways about the condition of US bridges and their role in the economy –AP

Buttigieg rejects critics of EV future: Like people in 2000s saying we could have landlines forever -Fox News’ America Reports

Interactive Playbook Helps Communities Plan for Transportation Electrification -Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (media release)

 

SOLAR ECLIPSE

Shadows in Motion: Emergency Management Post a Solar Eclipse with Illinois DOT –The Stream by AASHTO (podcast)

Traffic delays and other issues mark total solar eclipse day -USA Today

Eclipse flights swarm airports: ‘We had to close the runway to park planes –CNBC

INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

Maine seeks to curb ‘range anxiety’ with new EV charging stations -Spectrum News

Cargo ships are getting bigger, but can our infrastructure keep up? -WWL Radio

A collapsed bridge, a new Amtrak tunnel, the Red Line: Baltimore is an infrastructure epicenter -Baltimore Banner

Unused “T” lines could be revived during massive improvement project -KDKA-TV

Few Stations and $200 to Fill Up: Life on California’s ‘Hydrogen Highway –CityLab

PennDOT Announces $20 Million in Funding for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure -Pennsylvania DOT (media release)

 

AIR QUALITY

Ship Speed Reduction Lowers California Coastal Air Pollution -Maritime Executive

Emissions model for aviation fuel will be ready ‘in the very near future’, says EPA administrator –Reuters

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE/EQUITY

Atlantans call for equity and access in transit and mobilityWABE Radio

How NJ school uses virtual reality to help kids with autism prepare for airport stress -The Record

People with disabilities must be included in climate planning and responses, say Harvard researchers -Harvard Law Review

USDOT Announces Latest Step Toward Launching New Reconnecting Communities Institute -USDOT (media release)

US EPA and New York State DEC Launch Statewide Environmental Justice Listening Tour -EPA (media release)

 

NATURAL RESOURCES

State DOT Landscape Projects Transforming Infrastructure -AASHTO Journal

 

WYDOT Video Highlights Value of Roadway Snow Fencing -AASHTO Journal

Adapting stormwater management to extreme weather requires innovation, professor says -Ohio State University

CULTURAL RESOURCES

New York governor orders transit agency to drop bid to charge NYC Marathon $750K for use of Verrazzano bridge –AP

Japanese Businesses Fight to Stay as Metro Stop Transforms LA’s Little Tokyo –CityLab

HEALTH AND HUMAN ENVIRONMENT/ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Connecticut to launch 13 microtransit services within four-month period -Mass Transit

Silence the Roar: Noise Pollution in Aviation –Airways

E-bikes are Transforming Urban Mobility and Cities Need to get Onboard: Study –Momentum

Safety concerns prompt Tampa to enact new e-scooter rules, including fines -WUSF Radio

Greensburg, PA seeking public feedback on city walking, cycling for Active Transportation Plan -Tribune-Review

2022 was the ‘worst year ever for bicyclist deaths,’ new data shows -Route Fifty

TRB RESOURCES/RESEARCH/ANNOUNCEMENTS

Airport Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic -ACRP (webinar)

FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICES

Air Plan Approval; District of Columbia; Removal of Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Program Requirements -EPA (Final rule)

National Boating Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancy; Correction -Coast Guard (Notice; request for applications; Correction)

National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies -Coast Guard (Notice; request for applications)

National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; May 2024 Virtual MeetingCoast Guard (Notice)

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council; Public MeetingFish and Wildlife Service (Notice)

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Vineyard Northeast Project on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Massachusetts; Corrections -Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (Notice)

Notice of Public Meeting of Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee -Geological Survey (Notice of teleconference meeting)