Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
In a call with reporters, Secretary Foxx said the grants will be combined with other funding from federal, state, local, and private sources “to support $3.6 billion in infrastructure investment.”
The OSADP now has more connected vehicle applications available for download. The OSADP is a web-based portal that provides access to and supports the collaboration, development, and use of open-source ITS-related applications. Together, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) ITS Program and OSADP facilitate the advancement of research, development, planning, testing, and deployment of connected vehicle and traveler-related applications and ITS.
The American Traffic Safety Services Association and the Transportation Research Board have partnered for the Traffic Control Device Challenge. Participants must be high school, college, graduate students and teams of students with an interest in transportation. The challenge will focus on how America’s roadway system must change to accommodate human and “machine” drivers. Application deadline: October 1, 2016
Message from the Managing Director
If you need transportation statistics at a moment’s notice – for example, if you want to see a list of the most congested urban areas or if you want to find the busiest Amtrak stations – the Bureau of Transportation Statistics has a solution for you.
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials announced on August 10th that the 200,000themergency responder has completed the “Traffic Incident Management” (TIM) responder training. The life-saving training is part of a national effort to improve the safety of first responders and others on the scene of highway crashes.
An examination is being offered currently for the job title of Transportation Materials Technician 2. The examination announcement is attached. The closing date is August 16, 2016. This title requires four years of experience in chemical and/or physical testing, analysis, or inspection of construction or maintenance materials including independent performance of tests such as extraction gradation, slump and air content for cement and concrete cylinder tests.