A roundup of headlines curated for state transportation environmental professionals


CR Secures Federal Funding, Extends FAST Act for One Year – AASHTO Journal

FHWA Issuing $574M in Emergency Funds For a Variety of Disasters – AASHTO Journal

Water case offers a window into Barrett’s jurisprudence – E&E News

New Bill Aims to Make Communities and Infrastructure More Flood-Ready – Pew

DOT’s Transportation Self-Governance Program for Tribes Takes Effect – Transport Topics

Supreme Court to Hear Energy Companies’ Appeal in City Climate Change Lawsuit – Route Fifty

Infrastructure investment is the best idea that never happens: Could 2021 be different? – Roll Call (Opinion)


Study: No Direct Correlation Between COVID-19, Transit System Use – AASHTO Journal

Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Program – FTA

Gas Tax Spikes in N.J. Because of Pandemic’s Impact – New York Times

How COVID-19 repurposed city streets – Marketplace


FAA funds to aid airport safety, infrastructure – Transportation Today

Indiana Seeking to ‘Future-Proof’ Infrastructure Investments – Inside INdiana Business

Public transit agencies can skip long environmental reviews under bill signed by Newsom – San Francisco Chronicle

Montana Selling Bonds As Part Of Infrastructure Funding Package – Montana Public Radio

Paradise Is Going Underwater. What Can We do? – Honolulu Civil Beat (Opinion)

Rising Waters Threaten Great Lakes Communities – Stateline


Pennsylvania Joins 6 States in Commitment to Plan for CO2 Transport Infrastructure – Pennsylvania Governor’s Office (Press release)


How EPA rollbacks evade 1994 environmental justice order – E&E News

Dickinson College to host virtual panel on environmental justice in Pa. – Patriot-News

Yale Experts Explain Environmental Justice – Yale University

Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates – Union of Concerned Scientists (Blog)


The Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality file a lawsuit against the City of Corpus Christi – KIII-TV

Butterflies are free: Illinois Monarch Action Plan takes flight – The Telegraph

Judge to Decide If San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds Are Protected US Waters – Courthouse News Service

Vermont seeks public input on clean water budget priorities by Oct 30 – Vermont Business Magazine


Historic Preservation Is Great, Except When It Isn’t – Governing (Opinion)


Caltrans’ Director Talks Active TransportationAASHTO ETAP Podcast

The Murky Case for Mass Telecommuting – CityLab

Safer with sharrows? – World Highways

Imagine a statewide network of NC greenway trails. Officials want your ideas. – The News & Observer

Santa Maria releases plan for biking, pedestrian infrastructure, seeks public feedback – Santa Maria Times

U.S. Department of Transportation Designates October as National Pedestrian Safety Month NHTSA


AASHTO Virtual Annual Meeting Registration Now Open – AASHTO Journal

Airport Renewable Energy Projects Inventory and Case Examples – TRB/ACRP (Report)

Transportation Resilience 2019: 2nd International Conference on Resilience to Natural Hazards and Extreme Weather – TRB (Circular)

TR News: Integrating Stormwater Infrastructure into State Department of Transportation Processes – TRB

2020 Virtual Forum on Sustainability and Emerging Transportation Technology (part 1) TRB

Good to Go? Assessing the Environmental Performance of New Mobility – International Transportation Forum (link to pdf)

Webinar: Telework During COVID and Beyond: Leveraging Behavioral Science to Improve Virtual Work and the Future of Commuting – Eno Center for Transportation


Competitive Funding Opportunity: Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning – FTA (Notice of Funding Opportunity)

Deprecation of the United States Survey Foot – Department of Commerce (Notice; final determination)