A roundup of headlines curated for state transportation environmental professionals


Biden shortlist for White House key environmental post shows focus on environmental justice – Reuters

Biden Administration has many hurdles to leap in addressing surface transportation infrastructure – Logistics Management

Lawmakers request new GAO studies on pandemic’s effect on the aviation industry – Washington Post

Lawmakers Want Data to Decide the Future of America’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure – Nextgov

Former DOT chief to potential Biden picks: Beware of agency turf wars – FreightWaves


VTrans’ $600,000 Covid sign blitz targets travel to and from state – VTDigger

WYDOT praises federal emergency declaration extension as COVID pandemic persists – Oil City News

Austin’s mobility challenges analyzed during and after Covid-19 – Austin Business Journal

The Pandemic Took $750 Million From VA’s Transportation Budget. Here’s What Happens Now. – Dogwood

COVID May Impact NH’s Ability to Plow Roads, Official Says – NECN


FHWA reveals updated Jason’s Law truck parking survey – Land Line

First U.S. Offshore Wind Tower Factory Proposed For Port Of Albany – WAMC Radio

Electric Cargo Bikes Are Debuting in City Fleets – Route Fifty

Sound Transit light rail trains are now running on clean energy – Sound Transit (Press release)

Congress should prioritize infrastructure investment – Crain’s Chicago Business (Op-ed)


Oil Refineries See Profit in Turning Kitchen Grease Into Diesel – New York Times

Transit Expert Calls The MBTA’s $89M Plan For New Silver Line Buses ‘Greenwashing’ – WBUR Radio


Environmental Justice Crusader Eyed for White House Council – The Quint

Virginia to hire its first environmental justice director – Bay Journal News Service

Facing a funding crisis, Caltrain doubled down on racial and social equity, and it worked -Architect’s Newspaper (Op-ed)

Leaving a social legacy from infrastructure – Infrastructure Intelligence (Commentary)


TRPA starts work to remove invasive plants in Taylor, Tallac creeks Tahoe Daily Tribune

Mitigation “bank” near Greeley will offset wetland damage, meet Clean Water Act rules – Colorado Sun

EPA awards $187,000 to Pennsylvania to support wetlands restoration – Daily American

Clean water projects highlighted in national ‘green infrastructure’ report – VTDigger


43rd Street Pedestrian Bridge Over Lake Shore Drive To Be Replaced With Accessible Overpass – Block Club Chicago

RTD partners with Lyft in mobile ticketing app – Denver Post

Honolulu bikeshare program lost city about $460K in 2019 – AP

Implementation requires money where our mouth is – Bozeman Daily Chronicle (Opinion)


Updated Survey of Laws and Regulations Applicable to Airport Commercial Ground Transportation – ACRP

Improving Health Care through Transportation – TCRP

Measuring and Managing Freight System Resilience Workshop – TRB/FHWA


Expansion and Extension of the Modified Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 Under 49 CFR § 390.25 – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (Announcement)

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

Notice of Final Adoption of and Effective Date; Federal Environment Element, Section G of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital – National Capital Planning Commission (Notice of final adoption of and effective date)

Canadian Pacific Railway Company – Control Exemption – Detroit River Tunnel Company – Surface Transportation Board (Notice)

Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program; Alaska Department of Transportation Third Audit Report – FHWA (Notice; Request for comment)