October 14, 2019
  • 2:34 pm Committee Leadership Comes into Focus for 116th Congress
  • 2:22 pm Interstate System Report Calls for More Funding, Tolling, VMT Fees, and Cybersecurity
  • 2:15 pm In Memoriam: President George H. W. Bush, ISTEA, and Transportation
  • 1:56 pm Growth Projected for Transportation Projects, but Costs a Challenge
  • 1:35 pm FAA Reshuffles Executives, Plans Drone Identification Rulemaking in Spring 2019
  • 1:28 pm Predictive Technology Helps Reduce Crashes on I-15 Corridor in Las Vegas
  • 1:14 pm Video Report: MoDOT Produces Multi-Lingual Safety Message
  • 1:11 pm PennDOT Nears Completion of Rapid Bridge Replacement Project
  • 1:08 pm Infrastructure Grants Awarded to “Smaller” South Dakota Communities
  • 1:02 pm USDOT Secretary Chao Announces New Rural Infrastructure Focus
  • 1:01 pm Transportation Safety, Funding Will Be Emphasis Areas for New AASHTO President
  • 1:00 pm Highway Rights-of-Way May Be Key for Developing Hyperloop
  • 12:59 pm Missouri Governor Calls for ‘Bold’ Transportation Solutions
  • 12:58 pm AAA Says Pedestrian Detection Systems ‘Perform Inconsistently’

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao (seen above) said her agency is launching a new rural infrastructure-focused initiative during a speech at the 2019 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual meeting in St. Louis – an effort that will be buttressed by the creation the Rural Transportation Council that will officially […]

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Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, has been elected to serve as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019-2020 president. The organization also elected New Hampshire Department of Transportation Commissioner Victoria Sheehan as its vice president – only the second woman in the association’s 105-year history to serve in […]

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Establishing the hyperloop electro-magnetic transportation system on a regional and/or national basis may hinge on highway rights-of-way, viewed as the ideal footprint for constructing the low-pressure tubes that will contain the high-speed hyperloop pods expected to travel at 670 mph. “How do we leverage the investment in the highway system that we’ve made? How do […]

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson (R) believes that “imagination and necessity are changing transportation across this country” and that “bold solutions” will be needed to provide “safe, convenient, and accessible transportation options” for travel throughout the United States now and in the future. “You can make a lot of things a priority, but if you make […]

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New research from AAA indicates that motor vehicles equipped with automatic emergency braking or AEB systems that feature pedestrian detection capability “perform inconsistently.” The pedestrian -detection technology also is “completely ineffective at night,” which the group called “alarming” as 75 percent of pedestrian fatalities occur after dark. [Above photo by AAA.] AAA also found that […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials unanimously passed a resolution at the organization’s 2019 annual meeting in St. Louis that established several key points as the industry seeks to eventually transition to new performance-based roadside safety device compliance measures in the coming years – an effort delayed by the lack of a […]

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The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved 10 detailed resolutions outlining the surface transportation funding policy positions the organization plans to support as that key federal legislation needs to be reauthorized in 2020. [Above photo by Cathy Morrison/MoDOT.] The current 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation or FAST […]

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The board of directors for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved four joint position statements at its 2019 annual meeting in St. Louis in conjunction with the American Road & Transportation Builders Association and the Associated General Contractors of America. Those joint statements ranged from the highly technical – the use […]

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Longtime transportation industry veteran Kirk Steudle (seen above at right), the former director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, received the George S. Bartlett Award at the 2019 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual meeting in St. Louis in recognition of his long and continuing service to the transportation industry. [Above photo […]

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The Infrastructure Improvements to Downtown St. Louis project – a collaboration between Illinois and Missouri DOT teams (seen above)  that delivered major multimodal enhancements to both states – received the Grand Prize in the 2019 America’s Transportation Awards competition during the 2019 American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials annual meeting in St. Louis. The $801 […]

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