A roundup of headlines curated for state transportation environmental professionals


As EPA Steps Back, States Face Wave Of Requests For Environmental Leniency – NPR

With transportation’s future unclear, some question spending – Roll Call

Transportation Funding Bill Part of Congress’ Summer Agenda – Transport Topics

Federal Transit Administration Announces $22.97 Million to Improve Transit Access in Selected Communities Around the Country – Federal Transit Administration (Press release)

Wyoming jumps aboard for Trump water rule – Laramie Boomerang

Outside/In: How Massachusetts v. EPA Forced the U.S. Government to Take On Climate Change – New Hampshire Public Radio

Trump Team Weighs $1 Trillion for Infrastructure to Spur EconomyBloomberg Tax


Transportation Industry Asks President to Support State DOT COVID-19 Relief – AASHTO Journal

COVID-19: President Trump’s Invocation of Emergency Authority to Streamline Environmental Review for Infrastructure Projects – National Law Review (Analysis)

Google Maps adding pandemic-critical information for commuters – Mass Transit

New poll shows Michigan voters rank fixing roads and infrastructure as top priority after COVID-19 economic recovery – Arab American News

Explore U.S. Mobility during the COVID-19 PandemicUS Bureau of Transportation Statistics

A Playbook for Transit Recovery from D.C. – City Lab

CDOT creates fund to help cities extend restaurants onto streets – BizWest


Energy and Transportation Each Have a Powerful ‘Sustainable Story’ – Bloomberg (Interview)

Florida’s Flooded Future: ‘Retreat While There’s Still Time’ – The Nation

North Carolina Climate Risk Assessment and Resilience PlanNCDOT

Resilience Is Good Public Policy – US Chamber of Commerce (Commentary)

Board of Trustees commits to accelerating transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, reports major reduction in fossil fuel investments – Stanford University

California Regulators Approve Changes to Support Microgrids as State Braces for Wildfire Season – Microgrid Knowledge

New Florida Law To Bring More Electric Charging Stations To State HighwaysWUFT Radio’s Fresh Take Florida


First-of-its-kind dust detection and warning system set for monsoon – Arizona DOT

AECOM, AT&T, Toyota, and More Partner on Dallas’ First Climate Action Plan – Dallas Innovates

New Documentary Celebrates Clean Air Act, Highlights Communities Still Waiting for Clean Air – American University

Salt Lake City, Provo closer to reaching Clean Air Act compliance for first time in decade – KSL


Study examines environmental justice impact of Senate Bill 181 in Colorado – University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Why ‘I can’t breathe’ is resonating with environmental justice activists – NBC News

Where can I learn more about environmental racism? – National Catholic Reporter

“Two different realities”: Why America needs environmental justice – CBS News


Will Trump’s EPA rule backfire on ‘energy dominance’? – E&E News

A Canal That Opened the Montana Prairie May Soon Dry Up – New York Times

Officials want Amtrak to preserve river access – Hudson Valley 360


2020 City Ratings: Top 5 U.S. Cities for Bikes – People for Bikes

‘Corona Cycleways’ Become the New Post-Confinement Commute – New York Times (subscription)

The Definitive Rules of the Road for Urban Cyclists – CityLab


Understanding Wildlife Behavioral Responses to Traffic Noise and Light to Improve Mitigation PlanningUC Davis National Center for Sustainable Transportation


RFP: The Provision of Alternative Services by Transit Agencies: The Intersection of Regulation and Program – TCRP (RFP announcement)

TRB Webinar: COVID-19 Impacts on Managed Lanes – TRB

TRB Webinar: Forecasting Zero Emission Vehicles Fleet Scenarios and Emissions Implications – TRB

TRB Webinar: Human Trafficking and Mobility of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women – TRB

Agent-based Simulation Model and Deep Learning Techniques to Evaluate and Predict Transportation Trends around COVID-19 – C2SMART Center (White paper)

MOD Webinar #6: Mobility Marketplace: Integration, Integration, IntegrationUSDOT


Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Benefits and Costs in the Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process – EPA (Notice of proposed rulemaking)

Environmental Impact Statement for the Western Rail Yard Infrastructure Project in New York County, New York – Federal Railroad Administration (Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement)