News & Announcements

  • FHWA to Hold MAP-21 Freight Provisions Webinar

    Posted on: November 9th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On November 28, 1 – 2:30 EST, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will hold the webinar “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Freight Provisions” as a special session of its monthly Talking Freight series of professional development...

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  • FTA Schedules Environmental Justice Webinar

    Posted on: September 24th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On Thursday, October 11, 1 – 3 p.m. ET, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will hold the webinar “Environmental Justice: What does it mean?”  To register for the webinar, go to: http://ftaenvironmentaljustice.eventbrite.com (http://ftaenvironmentaljustice NULL.eventbrite NULL.com/).  For more information on EJ...

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  • FTA Releases Final Transit in the Parks Solicitation

    Posted on: September 7th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On August 27, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released the final solicitation for its Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks grant program, established as a discretionary program in SAFETEA-LU and not reauthorized in MAP-21.  Applications may include support for capital...

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  • FTA Releases Civil Rights Guidance

    Posted on: September 7th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has released the final updated circular on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Title VI Requirements and Guidelines for Federal Transit Administration Recipients (http://www NULL.fta NULL.dot NULL.gov/documents/FTA_Title_VI_FINAL NULL.pdf) (PDF). The revised circular provides information...

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  • Georgia Votes on Regional Sales Tax Initiative for Transportation Funding, With Mixed Results

    Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On July 31, voters in Georgia made their choices about transportation funding in conjunction with the state’s primary elections, with their decisions having significant impacts for the state and causing ripples in the national conversation on infrastructure investment.  Up for...

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  • USDOT, FHWA, and FTA Release Environmental Justice Orders

    Posted on: July 19th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On July 17, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a new circular, Environmental Justice Circular 4703.1 to lay out guidance to FTA grant recipients on complying with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) order updated in May 2012.  The FTA...

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  • USDOT to Hold Environmental Justice Training

    Posted on: June 20th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On Tuesday, July 17, the U.S. Department of Transportation will hold a one-day training event on Implementing Environmental Justice Strategies.  This training is targeted to help transportation practitioners identify challenges and successes of applying environmental justice principles in a multi-modal...

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  • FHWA Freight Funding Opportunity

    Posted on: June 18th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a request for applications (RFA) for the “Off Hours Freight Delivery Pilot Project,” which is directed at reducing congestion in small and medium-sized urban areas.  A total of $450,000 in funding is available,...

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  • FTA Extends Online Dialogue on Asset Management

    Posted on: January 7th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has extended its online dialogue until January 18 to gather input about new requirements in Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21-st Century (MAP-21).  Stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments regarding how FTA should define...

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  • Merging Transportation and Economic Development Plans in Iowa

    Posted on: September 27th, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

    Note: This case study initially appeared in the NADO Research Foundation 2012 report Aligning Strategies to Maximize Impact: Case Studies on Transportation and Economic Development and was also a presentation given at the 2011 RPO America Peer Symposium during the...

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