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
 

The Texas Department of Transportation has launched a new web-based augmented reality game called “Dart Those Distractions” to increase awareness about the dangers of distracted driving among Texas motorists in an “interactive, engaging way that resonates with all ages.” [Above photo by TxDOT.] The agency noted that about one in five crashes on Texas roads […]

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The West Virginia Division of Highways within the West Virginia Department of Transportation recently launched a Medical Access Roads Program or MARP that will deploy $50 million worth of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or CARES Act to improve transportation access for emergency personnel across the state. “These projects focus heavily on paving, drainage, […]

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The Idaho Transportation Department is adding traffic count data for the previous five years to its Traffic Tracker tool, launched in March, to provide better “context” to those using that data. [Above photo by the ITD.] The ITD said its Traffic Tracker tool is designed to track acute day-to-day changes in traffic patterns across the […]

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The National Transportation Knowledge Network or NTKN is working to make research and information resources that help improve the nation’s transportation infrastructure more easily available to state departments of transportation and other industry professionals. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT.] The NTKN is a grassroots volunteer organization originally founded in 2009 to coordinate and provide […]

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The University of Michigan won the 2020 Transportation Technology Tournament on August 4 for an innovative solution to curb space management for multi-modal transportation in Ann Arbor, MI. It’s the second consecutive time the school won this yearly competition. The National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) along with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Intelligent Transportation […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released the third and final 2020 update to its Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing, 40th Edition, commonly referred to as the “Materials Standards” guide. The organization noted that its final 2020 update to its Materials Standards guide includes eight new […]

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Legislation introduced in the Senate on July 27 to provide $1 trillion worth of further COVID-19 relief funding is getting little traction ahead of the chamber’s August recess. Meanwhile, the House of Representations passed a package of six appropriations bill or “minibus” on July 31 by a vote of 217 to 197 that would provide […]

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The Americans with Disabilities Act, known simply as the ADA, turned 30 years old on July 26 – a civil rights law that has profoundly affected how many state departments of transportation approach mobility issues. [Above photo by the Maryland Transit Administration.] As part of a virtual event celebrating the ADA’s 30th anniversary on July […]

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A new report compiled by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) to help the Bureau of Transportation Statistics seeks to help improve that agency’s publication of revenue, expenditure, and other financial statistics relevant to transportation decision makers. [Above photo by Missouri DOT.] NAPA began work on this report in October 2019 and conducted a […]

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The Federal Highway Administration issued $11.2 million in grants from the Fiscal Year 2019 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Supportive Services (DBE/SS) program to help eligible operations compete for federal highway contracts in 47 states, as well as the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT.] The agency noted that DBEs are defined […]

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