A roundup of headlines curated for state transportation environmental professionals


Trump Administration Formally Overhauls NEPA Rule – AASHTO Journal (See Federal Register listing below)

House Transportation Panel Advances Water Infrastructure Bill – Transport Topics

One-Third of U.S. Solar Projects Relied on Rule That’s Changing – Bloomberg

House leaders introduce COVID-19 maritime relief legislation – Transportation Today

House panel approves measure requiring masks on public transport – The Hill


Public Transit Officials Fear Virus Could Send Systems Into ‘Death Spiral’ – New York Times

Fear In an Elevator – Bloomberg (Video)

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood: Only Vaccine Can Restore ‘Normalcy’ For Transit Agencies – WBUR Radio’s Here & Now

Survey: Transportation & Mobility for All during the COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery – C2SMART (Survey availability announcement)


Nixon signed this key environmental law. Trump plans to change it to speed up pipelines, highway projects and more. – Washington Post


Wind And Solar Can Power Green Recovery With Lower Risk Projects – Forbes

City of Houston’s Office of Sustainability Seeking Input on Strategy to Make Electric Vehicles More Accessible – City of Houston (Press release)

Joe Biden unveils $2 trillion green infrastructure and jobs plan – CNBC

Rising Seas Mean More Flooding Will Be Coming to New York City – Bloomberg Green

The Case for ‘Managed Retreat’ – Politico (Opinion)


15 states will follow California’s push to electrify trucks and buses – The Verge

EPA rejects tougher air-quality standards, says 2015 limits are sufficient – Washington Post

Understanding Air Quality Alerts in Your Area – Spectrum News

Masks neither help nor hurt during air quality alerts, experts say – WATE


Seventy percent of Superfund sites are within a mile of public housing, report finds – Philadelphia Inquirer

You Asked About Environmental Justice And The Effects Of Pollution. We’ve Got Answers. – Indiana Public Media

John Lewis And His Environmental Legacy – Forbes (Op-Ed)


Pennsylvania environmental group sues EPA over Clean Water Act – Jurist

EPA: Waters Around Two Hawaii Beaches Impaired by Plastic PollutionCenter for Biological Diversity (Press release)


Oklahoma City adopts first historic preservation and sustainably plan – KOKH

Study: Public Transit Benefits Exceed Costs in Rural and Small Urban Areas – Crossroads (Blog)

At the Hirshhorn, a Battle Over Plans for Its Sculpture GardenNew York Times


Michigan lawmakers put priority on recycling not dumping – MLive.com

The Impact of Ride-sharing in New York City – C2SMART (Webinar announcement)

Coronavirus has forced escooter providers and cities to work out their differences – TNW


2021 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Is Going VirtualTRB

RFP: Mapping the Common Interests of AASHTO Committees – NCHRP (RFP announcement)

Building socioeconomic equity through transportation research TRB (Blog announcement)

TRB Webinar: Enter the Portal–The Transportation Performance Management (TPM) Portal – TRB


Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act – Council on Environmental Quality (Final rule)

Notice of Final Adoption and Effective Date for a Revised Federal Transportation Element and Transportation Addendum for the Federal Elements of the Comprehensive Plan for the National CapitalNational Capital Planning Commission (Notice of final adoption of and effective date)

Applications for Credit Assistance under the State Infrastructure Finance Authority Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program – EPA (Notice of funding availability)

Applications for Credit Assistance under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program – EPA (Notice of funding availability)