A roundup of headlines curated for state transportation environmental professionals


Senate Moves $1.2T Infrastructure Package Forward – AASHTO Journal

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg On Wins, Losses, Future Of Infrastructure Deal – NPR’s All Things Considered

A Look at What the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Would Do – New York Times

Macroeconomic Consequences of the Infrastructure and Budget Reconciliation Plans – Moody’s Analytics (link to PDF)


Boston transportation leaders speak on sharing spaces, investing in communities post-COVID – Boston Herald

Public Transportation’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and how it shapes transit’s future – Community Transportation Association of America (link to PDF)



North Dakota uniquely positioned for emerging carbon capture infrastructure revolution KXMA/KXMB/KXMC/KXMD-TV

LaGuardia Airport Terminal First In The World To Achieve LEED v4 Gold Status – Environment and Energy Leader



Hybrid Pioneer Toyota Pushes Congress To Slow Down Transition To Electric Cars – Forbes

EVs Growing in Rural Calif. Thanks to Local Partnership – Government Technology


Building the future by recruiting a diverse workforce, developing talent – Michigan DOT’s Talking Michigan Transportation podcast

What It Looks Like to Reconnect Black Communities Torn Apart by Highways – CityLab


Sound Transit teams with regional agencies for ‘Trees for Rail’ – Progressive Railroading

Keep It Clean, UtahUtah DOT

Forgotten oil and gas wells linger, leaking toxic chemicals – AP



More Art, Fewer Accidents? – The Philadelphia Citizen

National parks are so crowded that Congress is getting involved – Bloomberg


Study Examines Links between Commuting, Air Pollution – AASHTO Journal

MnDOT, Tourism Center asking for input on teleworking project – Minnesota DOT

Moovit Integrates Lime Electric Scooters, Bikes, Mopeds Into Transit Planning App – TechCrunch

Senate’s E-BIKE Act could make electric bikes a lot cheaper – The Verge

Midland City Council approves updated U.S. bike route plan – Midland Daily News


Racial Equity Addendum to Critical Issues in Transportation – TRB

Transporting New Energy Options Safely is Key for U.S. Economy – TRB

TRB Webinar: Road Passages and Barriers for Small Terrestrial WildlifeTRB

TRB Webinar: Roadsides as Transportation Assets – Georgia Case Study – TRB


Port Access Route Study: The Pacific Coast From Washington to California – Coast Guard (Notification of study; request for comments)

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; Monitoring Requirements for Use of Dispersants and Other ChemicalsEPA (Final rule)

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program (Renewal) – EPA (Notice)

Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit – EPA (Notice; request for public comment)

Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory GroupFAA (Solicitation of applications)
Public Meeting/Notice of Availability for Proposed Air Tour Management Plans at Mount Rainier National Park; Death Valley National Park; Everglades National Park; and Olympic National ParkFAA (Public meeting/notice)

Notice of Availability of a Final General Conformity Determination for the California High-Speed Rail System, Bakersfield to Palmdale Section – FRA (Notice)

Notice of Matching Fund Opportunity for Ocean and Coastal Mapping and Request for Partnership Proposals – NOAA (Announcement of matching fund program opportunity, request for proposals, and request for interest by October 29, 2021)

Commercial Leasing for Wind Power Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Morro Bay, California, East and West Extensions – Call for Information and Nominations Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (Notice)

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind Project Offshore North Carolina – Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (Notice; request for comments)