August 7, 2020
  • 11:46 am AASHTO’s Tymon Named a ‘Top 25 Newsmaker’ by ENR
  • 11:43 am MIT: Fully Autonomous Vehicles Remain a Decade Away
  • 11:39 am Podcast: AASHTO’s Tymon Talks National Infrastructure Needs
  • 11:36 am Study: Carpool Payments Would Reduce Traffic Congestion
  • 11:33 am FAA Awards Grants for Drone Emergency Response Research
 

To better manage the deployment of “micro-mobility” transportation options such as scooters, three cities – Charlotte, NC; Detroit; and Omaha, NE – joined together with data analytics firm Passport to launch a joint pilot project on March 19 that aims to “maintain visibility and control over scooter deployments” as well as better manage curb space. […]

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To help foster the construction of electric vehicle infrastructure nationwide while mitigating the electrical load implications on utility companies, the Smart Electric Power Alliance is launching a new “transportation electrification” program to bring utilities, regulators, automotive sector representatives, charging infrastructure providers, and other stakeholders together to discuss and find solutions to those challenges. [Above photo […]

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The Federal Transit Administration opened up $85 million in competitive grant funds through its Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program on March 18, while at the same time wrapping up its certification of State Safety Oversight or SSO programs for 31 rail transit systems in 30 states. [Above photo by the FTA.] The FTA said […]

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In a 17-page decision, Rhode Island U.S. District Court Chief Judge William Smith dismissed a lawsuit filed against the state’s tractor-trailer-only tolling plan, noting in his decision that those tolls are “a state tax to fund highway work” and, as so, the federal Tax Injunction Act or TIA prohibits his court from hindering states from […]

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Governor Eric Holcomb (R) (at podium in photo above) helped kick off the 2019 road construction season in Indiana during a March 19 media event – construction that’s touted in part as the continuation of the state’s Next Level Roads strategy, originally implemented in mid-2017. [Above photo by the Indiana Governor’s Office.] “Maintaining our leading […]

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A 48-page report issued March 14 by a 20-member Chicago transportation task force called for an increase in the Illinois state fuel tax to provide more funding to help both the Windy City and Illinois adapt to future mobility challenges. [Above photo by the Chicago Mayor’s Office.] “Chicago has a world-class transportation system, and we […]

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To better educate the general public about its plans to use roundabout intersection designs for upcoming highway projects, the North Carolina Department of Transportation used an informational video developed by engineering firm Stewart compiled in part with aerial footage captured via drones to visually explain to motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians how to safely navigate them. […]

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A handheld x-ray fluorescence or XRF instrument designed by the materials and pavements division of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute for measuring asphalt binder quality is now being field tested by the Texas Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the Texas Department of Transportation.] TTI’s “X-Ray Gun,” developed after two years’ of research, quickly identifies […]

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A harsher-than-usual and prolonged winter is increasing the pothole repair workload for many state departments of transportation. [Above photo by the Ohio Department of Transportation.] The Missouri Department of Transportation reported on March 18 that its crews patched 400,000 potholes through the first two months of 2019, compared to the approximately 619,000 potholes they patched […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Human Resources is hosting a free workforce development webinar on March 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. eastern standard time. To register for this webinar, click here. [Above photo by the Arkansas Department of Transportation.] The webinar’s speaker – Amanda Holland, management director at […]

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