A roundup of headlines curated for state transportation environmental professionals


In Louisiana, Biden makes infrastructure pitch local – NBC News

McConnell says GOP open to $600 billion for infrastructure – AP

“Long overdue”: The Senate just passed $35 billion for clean drinking water – Grist

Agricultural exporters want DOT to address shipping challenges – Capital Press

EPA leader connects recycling and environmental justice – Resource Recycling

Women Break Ground in Shaping Infrastructure Plans in Congress – Bloomberg Government


MTA to restore 24-hour subway service as New York City prepares to fully reopen – Fortune/Bloomberg


Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Bolster Resiliency of U.S. Ports – Homeland Security Today

The Dakota Access Pipeline faces possible closure – Reuters

Statewide campaign highlights need for investment in Missouri’s transportation infrastructure – Ozark Radio News

‘It’s time to finally fix our damn roads’: Polis, Colorado state legislative leaders announce transportation bill – KUSA-TV

Implementing CHANGE in Vermont – FHWA Innovator

Micro, electric and car-free: Nine takeaways from CNN’s panel on the future of urban transport – CNN


Updated EV Bill Seeks to Electrify America’s Highway System – AASHTO Journal

Entire U.S. transit bus fleet could transition to zero emission at a cost of $56 billion to $89 billion – Mass Transit

Legislation Would Start Rhode Island Down Road to Reduced Transportation Emissions – ecoRI

As ‘diesel death zones’ spread in California, pollution regulators place new rules on warehouse industry – Los Angeles Times/Tribune News Service

As a transportation choice ride-sharing found to be less ‘green’ than walking or public transit – Air Quality Matters (Commentary)


Transportation Equity and Minnesota’s Rethinking I-94 Project – AASHTO ETAP Podcast

Memphis pipeline faces environmental justice reckoning – E&E News


Why California Is Planning to Ban Fracking – New York Times

Controversial hazard tree removal project sparks protests – East Oregonian

Roadside Litter Collection Soars Past 5 Million Pounds – North Carolina DOT (Press release)


Sartell wants to reopen historic bridge over Mississippi River to pedestrians, bikers – Bring Me the News

Scenic Route guide provides 8 ways artists contribute to equity-driven transportation projects – Kresge Foundation

Free To A Good Home: An 83-Year-Old Western Colorado Bridge – CPR News

How a $180 Million Parking Lot Could Change N.Y.C.’s Historic Character – New York Times


Ozarks transportation group proposes 45 miles of new trails by 2045, asks for public inputSpringfield News-Leader

Legislation classifies electric-assist bikes as bicycles, not motorcycles – WCAX-TV

‘Capital to Coast’ campaign stops in Macon – WMGT-TV

Ross County Health District’s new transportation plan seeks to improve safety and mobility – Chillicothe Gazette

The Scoop with Amy Doyle: ‘Mobility’ – a buzzword whose time has come – Greenville Journal (Commentary)

Active Transportation Plan: A new compass to guide the state’s active transportation future – Washington State DOT (Press release)


Untangling Major Societal Issues on the Road to Environmental Health – TRB

The Future of Mobility Summit – The Hill

2021 Transportation Summit: Revisiting the Urban Interstate: Freeway to the Future, or Road to Ruin? – Move Minneapolis


Notice of Funding Opportunity for Environmental Mitigation Pilot Program – FAA (Notice of funding opportunity)

Modernization of Coast Guard Base Seattle; Preparation of Programmatic Environmental Impact StatementCoast Guard (Notice of intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement; notice of virtual scoping; and request for comments)