January 16, 2021
  • 12:03 pm Infrastructure Investment Key to Economic Recovery, Groups Say
  • 12:00 pm GHSA Finds Uptick in Traffic Fatality Rate ‘Troubling’
  • 11:56 am AASHTO Expresses Concern over FCC’s 4.9 GHz Plan
  • 11:54 am State DOT Reports Highlight Importance of Airport Investment
  • 11:49 am USDOT Issues Highway/Rail Crossing Safety Grants
 

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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More than 200 people attended the third annual American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials re:source Technical Exchange event March 11-14 in Savannah, GA, which encompassed 25 unique sessions on everything from asphalt mixtures and laboratory safety to a panel discussion on the benefits of having more women represented in the engineering and construction […]

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State department of transportation executives stressed at a March 13 House of Representatives Highways and Transit Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill that the current mix of formula funding and grants should be retained by Congress as legislators begin tackling surface transportation reauthorization efforts. “We urge that you retain the current highway and transit program framework […]

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The $4.75 trillion fiscal year 2020 budget for the federal government proposed by President Trump on March 11 seeks to rollback non-defense discretionary funding to 2011 levels and eliminating the $10 billion boost for infrastructure provided by Congress in both FY 2018 and FY 2019. At the same time, the proposal continues to seek an […]

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The recent growth in bicycle and pedestrian fatalities is placing renewed focus on “active transportation” safety efforts, according to three state department of transportation executives who spoke during a panel discussion at the National Bike Summit 2019, held March 9-12 in Crystal City, VA. [Left to right in above photo: Toks Omishakin, Barb Chamberlin, Charles […]

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In speeches before the 2019 National Bike Summit in Crystal City, VA, March 11, and at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, TX, March 12, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao stressed that safety and innovation will remain the key focal points of her agency going forward as new technologies and mobility options […]

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A new 43-page report issued by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center indicates 37 states have introduced 185 bills aimed at boosting transportation investment in the first two months of 2019, with 21 of those states proposing to increase one or more types of fuel taxes. [Above photo by Arkansas […]

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