June 20, 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
  • 12:07 pm EPW Leaders Join Effort for FAST Act Rescission Repeal
  • 12:02 pm Hearing Examines Potential 5.9 GHz Spectrum Changes
  • 11:54 am More Disaster Declarations as Midwest Flooding Continues
  • 11:51 am Fixing Highway Trust Fund Debated at Hearing on Trucking
  • 11:45 am Six State DOTs Win Awards in First Round of National Transportation Competition

A draft of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s 2020-2024 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program or STIP is now open for a 30-day public review and comment period – a strategy blueprint that estimates annual roadway and bridge construction costs will average $924 million annually for its five-year planning period. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT.] Yet […]

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The passage of the six-year, $45 billion “Rebuild Illinois” capital plan in early June by the Illinois legislature and signed by Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker (D) will increase the state’s tax on diesel and gasoline from 19 cents per gallon to 38 cents per gallon and index it to inflation – all part of an […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has issued its annual job classifications and salary information survey for state transportation departments. Developed by AASHTO’s Committee on Human Resources, the survey is viewed as a “tool” intended for human resource administrators and others whose work involves studying and analyzing job classifications, writing job descriptions, […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed James Trogdon III (seen above) – secretary of North Carolina Department of Transportation – to a two-year term as chair of the Council on Rail Transportation. [Above photo by the NCDOT.] Trogdon, appointed secretary of the North Carolina DOT in January 2017, is a […]

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Scot Becker (seen above) – director of the bureau of structures for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation – has been appointed to serve a two-year term as vice chair for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Bridges and Structures. A 25-year Wisconsin DOT veteran, Becker oversees program, policy, design, maintenance, […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Kevin Dayton (seen above) – chief engineer and assistant secretary for regional and mega programs for the Washington State Department of Transportation – to a one-year term on the Special Committee on AASHTOWare, also known as SCOA. AASHTOWare is a suite of software products […]

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By a vote of 29 to 21, the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations formally approved a fiscal year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies or THUD funding bill that would provide the U.S. Department of Transportation with a total budget of $86.6 billion; roughly $167 million above the amount enacted for […]

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Record-setting storms and flooding continue to force the closure of roads and bridges on the National Highway System by the dozens in states throughout the Midwest, according to the Federal Highway Administration – especially in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. [Above photo by U.S. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Rebecca Imwalle.] The […]

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President Donald Trump signed into law H.R. 2157 – the “Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019” – on June 6 that provides $19.1 billion to cover recovery and other costs associated with a series of catastrophic disasters that have struck the United States over the past three years. [Official White House photo […]

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The Intelligent Transportation Society of America reserved an entire day at its 2019 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., to highlight the needs of highway emergency response crews and the traveling public they serve. To that end, “Emergency Response Day” at ITS American 2019 examined the educational and technological resources now being deployed to improve the […]

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