A roundup of headlines curated for state transportation environmental professionals


USDOT Makes Marine Highway Grant Funding Available

– AASHTO Journal

Engaging State DOTs with Non-Traditional Partners More Effectively

– AASHTO Journal

People Are Driving Less. What Could That Mean for Future Infrastructure?

– For Construction Pros

FHWA declines to set truck standards in EV charging rule

– FreightWaves

Awash in Asphalt, Cities Rethink Their Parking Needs

– New York Times


Building a Statewide Charging Network: Q&A With Officials From The Volunteer State

– Forbes

Failing to plan for climate change is planning to fail

– Washington State Governor’s Office

Can the infrastructure handle an influx of electrical vehicles?

KCAL-TV (video)

Innovation Will Follow the National EV Network, but Not Overnight

– Government Technology

The real-world barriers to electric vehicle infrastructure

– The Hill (Opinion)


Understanding the State DOT Role in Fostering Transportation De-carbonization

– AASHTO Journal

Revealed: the 10 worst places to live in US for air pollution

– The Guardian

FAA won’t let Palo Alto crack down on leaded fuel or noise at airport

– Daily Post

Cleaner transportation fuels – a key to energy transition

– Santa Fe New Mexican (opinion)


‘Toll equity’: WA government wants to know if toll lanes benefit the wealthy

– The Center Square

Pete Buttigieg: “Every Form of Transportation Could Be Made Easier For Families”

– Fatherly

The EPA’s soot pollution update falls dangerously short for Latinos

– The Hill (opinion)


NJDEP sets goal to ‘prescribe burn’ 25,000 acres of state forest

– Sun Newspapers

Environmentalists object to bills they say undercut development, conservation goals

– News Service of Florida

From farmland to wetland: Millions of acres in North Carolina spring back to life

– WBUR Radio

Too much polluted agricultural water threatens Everglades’ engineered wetlands, study says

– WMFE Radio


A San Antonian’s map of the city’s bicycle network takes a transit-oriented approach

– San Antonio Report

The importance of historic preservation in Phoenix

– AZ Big Media

Wisconsin promotes agricultural tourism in roadside campaign


Sporting Groups Promote Wildlife Crossing Fund in Nevada Assembly

– Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership


Richardson, TX City Council approves active transportation, parks master plans

– Richardson Community Impact

E-Trikes Are Coming to Rescue the Aging Suburbs

– CityLab

Dynamic curbs could make cities more livable but would require getting more people out of cars, experts say

– Smart Cities Dive

Believe it or not, the Amish are loving electric bikes

– Electrek

UNM selected for new Center for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

– University of New Mexico (media release)


Telework Transportation Research in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic


A Smarter Look at Traffic Congestion: NYU Tandon’s C2SMART Secures $15 Million Center With Funding From U.S. Department of Transportation

– New York University (media release)


Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards; Correction

– EPA (Final rule; correction)

Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets for the New Jersey Portion of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT, 2008 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area

– EPA (Notice)

National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting

– EPA (Notice)

Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Justice Screen Panel

– EPA (Notice)

Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; California; Coachella Valley Ozone Nonattainment Area; Reclassification to Extreme

– EPA (Final rule)

Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

– FRA (Notice)

Request for Public Input About Implementation of the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds
Initiative and the National Water Quality Initiative

– Natural Resources Conservation Service (RFI)

Consolidated Port Approaches Port Access Route Studies

– Coast Guard (Notice of availability)

Withdrawal of Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Pursuant to Section 203 of Water Resources Development Act of 1986 for the Wilmington Harbor Navigation Improvement Project Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Report, New Hanover and Brunswick Counties, NC

– Army Corps of Engineers (Notice of intent; withdrawal)