April 6, 2020
  • 2:18 pm Transportation Investment Touted for Post-Coronavirus Recovery
  • 1:00 pm NHTSA, EPA Roll Out Final Fuel Economy Rule
  • 12:57 pm New Study Pinpoints Transportation Outreach Tactics
  • 12:54 pm AASHTO Committee Offers Virtual COVID-19 Panels
  • 12:51 pm FTA Issues Plan to Divvy Up COVID-19 Relief Funds

Photo: Louisiana DOTD The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development officially received a $45 million award from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America or INFRA discretionary grant program on Aug. 8 to help fund the LA 23 Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Replacement project. “This important project will enhance safety, decrease travel times and improve the […]

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Photo: Oklahoma DOT The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is pilot testing a new program focused on keeping highway work zones clear of stranded and/or wrecked vehicles in order to avoid traffic delays – a program that relies on the services of two specially-equipped 2017 Ford F-450 4×4 crew cab medium-duty “highway rescue trucks.” The pilot […]

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Photo: Colorado DOT On Aug. 3, Colorado officially broke ground on its Central 70 Project; the largest construction project in the state and the Colorado Department of Transportation’s second public-private partnership. The $1.2 billion Central 70 Project will reconstruct 10 miles of I-70 – which carries upwards of 200,000 vehicles per day – between Brighton Boulevard […]

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Eight transportation projects from six southeastern states were recognized for a wide range of achievements in the third regional America’s Transportation Awards competition, including the significant reduction in motor vehicle crashes via new roadway designs, the creation of safer routes for bicycles and pedestrians, plus restoring access to communities after natural disasters. “State DOTs are […]

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The U.S. Senate voted to approve a more than $154 billion “minibus” funding bill – H.R. 6147 – on Aug. 1 by a vote of 92 to 6; a bill that wrapped together four separate spending bills into a single package, including the fiscal year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development or THUD bill approved […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency are seeking to “freeze” light vehicle fuel economy standards via a new rulemaking effort, according to a joint proposal issued Aug. 1. The agencies plan to “lay out” eight options for a single national fuel-economy standard for model years 2021 through 2026, with USDOT and […]

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Photo: Vice President Mike Pence As part of a daylong “cybersecurity summit” held by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on July 31 in New York City, Vice President Mike Pence stressed in a speech that “America’s digital infrastructure is under constant cyberattack” and that “our digital foes are targeting every facet of our society,” […]

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State department of transportation executives participated in a three-hour, 10-mile long “mobile workshop” on July 17 led by the Washington State DOT, the City of Spokane, and transportation technology firm Iteris during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ 2018 Joint Policy Committee in Spokane, Washington. The workshop, which explored strategies for increasing […]

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According to an analysis by the Auto Insurance Center of the most recent fatality data available from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the United States averaged roughly one deadly crash related to road rage per day in 2016, with Indiana home to the most fatalities related to road rage and aggressive driving incidents, followed […]

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The Federal Transit Administration noted on July 25 that four more states – Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Wisconsin – have achieved federal certification of their rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) programs. With these four most recent certifications, 21 of 30 states and the 31 SSO programs covered by this rule are now in compliance, the […]

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