Ohio Unveils Connected Mobility Corridor

The recently opened 33 Smart Mobility Corridor in central Ohio is a connected highway project that seeks to enhance motor vehicle safety, reduce traffic congestion, and improve fuel economy. [Above photo by DriveOhio] This connected highway project – overseen by InnovateOhio, which coordinates service integration among state agencies – involves ...
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NYSDOT Wraps Up Pedestrian Safety Improvement Projects

In late August, the New York State Department of Transportation completed work on two projects that enhance safety for pedestrians along the 90-mile corridor of State Route 25 and portions of three other roads in Nassau and Suffolk counties. [Above photo by NYSDOT] Those two projects – costing $11.3 million ...
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Environmental News Highlights – September 22, 2021

FEDERAL ACTION

Infrastructure Bill Aligns With Key AASHTO Principles – AASHTO Journal

Hoyer affirms House will vote Sept. 27 on bipartisan infrastructure bill – The Hill

Democrats Face a Grueling Two Weeks as Infighting Erupts Over Infrastructure – Time

Electric bicycle tax credit makes progress in Congress but gets slashed from 30% to 15% – Electrek

EPA Rescinds Previous Administration’s Guidance on Clean Water Act Permit Requirements – EPA (Media release)

COVID-19

White House announces new system allowing fully vaccinated foreign nationals to fly to US – Yahoo News

Obama’s transportation chief to Biden: mandate vaccines for airline travel – Politico

Feds opt out of quarrel between N.Y. and N.J. over billions in COVID transit funding – Daily News

INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

5 critical ways to protect cities from disastrous flooding – Fast Company

DOTD takes steps to prevent flooding, prepares evacuation transportation in case of emergency KLFY-TV

Building a More Sustainable Car, From Headlamp to Tailpipe – New York Times

This is what happens to all the rats when cities flood – CNN

AIR QUALITY

California drought driving up greenhouse gas emissions: study – The Hill

Infrastructure Bill Could Cut Carbon Emissions By Nearly a Gigaton – Scientific American

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

King County moves toward repealing bicycle helmet law – Crosscut

Attorneys General Urge Congress to Pay Up for Climate, Justice – Bloomberg Law

How the pandemic and a renewed focus on equity could reshape transportation – Washington Post (Commentary)

NATURAL RESOURCES

CDOT ramping up safety on U.S. 550 with wildlife underpass at Billy Creek – Montrose Press

Mudslide on scenic Colorado highway tests limits of aging infrastructure in era of climate change – NBC News

HEALTH AND HUMAN ENVIRONMENT/ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

State Active Transportation Plan journey continues with Part 2 – Washington State Department of Transportation

South Middleton Township finalizes Active Transportation Plan – The Sentinel

Pensacola pedestrian, cyclist-friendly complete streets model back in focus with $166K boost – Pensacola News Journal

Tempe, With Multimodal Transportation Push, Eyes Higher Ranking On Alternative-Transit List – Wrangler News

New cycling infrastructure launched in New Haven – Yale Daily News

Is There Room for E-Scooters in New York City? – CityLab

TRB RESOURCES/ANNOUNCEMENTS

TRB Webinar: Improving Bus Stops through Transit Agency Relationships – TRB

TRB Webinar: Transportation Resilience Metrics – TRB

Charting A Path Forward In Environmental Justice – The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Weather Responsive Management Strategies – FHWA Center for Accelerating Innovation

FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICES

America’s Supply Chains and the Transportation Industrial Base – Office of the Secretary of Transportation (Notice of request for information)

Notice for Comment on Two Strategic Plans for the Subcommittee on Aquaculture Science Planning and Regulatory Efficiency Task Forces and on Updating the National Aquaculture Development Plan – Agricultural Research Service (Notice and request for comments)

Safety Zones; Hampton Roads Bridge- Tunnel Expansion Project, Hampton/ Norfolk, VA – Coast Guard (Temporary final rule)

Drone Advisory Committee (DAC); Notice of Public Meeting – FAA (Notice)

Notice of Final Agency Actions on Proposed Railroad Project in California, on Behalf of the California High Speed Rail Authority – FRA (Notice)

Draft General Conformity Determination for the California High-Speed Rail System Burbank to Los Angeles Section – FRA (Notice; request for comment)

Tahoe National Forest; California; North Yuba Landscape Resilience Project EIS Forest Service (Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement)

Notice of Proposed Subaward Under a Council-Selected Restoration Component Award Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Notice)

Management of Floating Cabins – Tennessee Valley Authority (Issuance of record of decision)