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Senate Committee Approves Water Infrastructure Measures – Transport Topics

Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano Introduce Legislation to Block Implementation of Trump’s Dirty Water Rule – House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (Press release)

The Trump administration is planning to protect fewer waterways. New Jersey is suing to stop that.– NJ.com

National Transportation Groups Call on Congress to Fast-Track Investments in Transit and Active TransportationBicycle Retailer and Industry News

Agency leans on 1870s ‘housekeeping’ law to block science – E&E News

Lawmakers Still Eyeing Highway Bill Despite Coronavirus Relief Efforts – Transport Topics

The Trump Administration Is Reversing Nearly 100 Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List. – New York Times (subscription required)


Transportation Fallout from COVID-19 Pandemic Continues – AASHTO Journal

Coronavirus cuts transportation funding, puts major road and bridge projects on hold – USA Today

Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps – Reuters

Mobility Trends in New York City During COVID-19 Pandemic: Analyses of transportation modes throughout March 2020 – University Transportation Research Center (Report)

Coronavirus: Environmental Savior or Devastator? – Fordham Observer

IPATH Recorded Webinar: Transport Impacts And Innovations: COVID-19 – IPATH

A Pandemic That Cleared Skies and Halted Cities Isn’t Slowing Global Warming – Bloomberg (subscription required)


Public Strongly Opposes CEQ’s National Environmental Policy Act Proposal – EHS Daily Advisor


Multiple flooding sources threaten Honolulu’s infrastructure – University of Hawai’i

Fortress Charleston: Will Walling Off the City Hold Back the Waters? – Yale Environment360


NOAA Researchers: Air Quality In Colorado Improving, Some Other States Not So Much – KCNC

New data shows how much cleaner Utah’s air is during the pandemic. Will it drive future decisions? Salt Lake Tribune


EPA’s Clean Water Act rollbacks must be stopped – Orlando Sentinel (Commentary)

Louisiana DOTD Launches Highway Cleanup Effort – AASHTO Journal


National Trust urges Congress to support historic preservation efforts during coronavirus crisis – The Architect’s Newspaper

Historic downtown San Jose building could pose issues for Jay Paul’s proposed mega campus -Mercury News (subscription required)


Bike detection sensors installed at busy Saanich intersection – Victoria (B.C.) News

Safe Transportation For Every PedestrianFHWA’s EDC News

Seattle to permanently close 20 miles of streets to traffic so residents can exercise and bike on them – CNN

What do ATA’s peer organizations across the country think of open streets? – Streetsblog Chicago

The Pandemic Will Mean Big, Lasting Changes for Urban Mobility – Government Technology


TRB Webinar: Enhancing Monarch Butterfly Habitats Along Roadway Corridors – TRB

TRB Webinar: Evolution of Project Delivery Information Systems – TRB

TRB Straight to Recording for All: Landscape Design Practices for Roadside Water Management – TRB

Telework transportation research in light of the COVID-19 pandemic – TRB

Agencies Capture Value From Transportation ImprovementsInnovator (FHWA)

Webinar: Impact Of Covid-19 On Mobility And New York’s Response – Intelligent Transportation Society of New York (link to registration)

Environmental Impact Statements; Availability, etc.: Southern Bighorn Solar Project on the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Clark County, NV – Bureau of Indian Affairs (Notice of Intent)

Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Fisheries Research Conducted and Funded by the Southwest Fisheries Science CenterNOAA (Notice)

Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Lake County, OR; Notice of Intent To Prepare a Bighorn Sheep Management Plan and Environmental Impact StatementFish and Wildlife Service (Notice)

Dos Osos Reservoir Replacement Project, Contra Costa County, California; Draft Categorical Exclusion and Draft Habitat Conservation Plan – Fish and Wildlife Service (Notice)

West Virginia Regulatory Program – Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (Final Rule)

Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act – Justice Department (Notice)