April 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
  • 1:00 pm State DOTs Bracing for Potential Changes to 5G Spectrum
  • 12:57 pm FHWA Approves Full NEPA Assignment for Arizona DOT
  • 12:54 pm APTA Report Shows Slippage in Public Transit Ridership
  • 12:50 pm USDOT Unveils $900M BUILD Grant NOFO
  • 12:47 pm Road to Zero Survey Says Motorists Support Imposition of More Safety Measures

During an April 16 press conference, Governor Jim Justice (R) (seated at left) said the West Virginia Department of Transportation’s highway division has been “working like crazy” for a month to make a host of repairs to secondary roads across the Mountaineer state. [Above photo by the West Virginia DOT.] “We’ve got so much good […]

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April is proving to be a busy month for the Virginia Department of Transportation, as it will be heading up a multi-agency Interstate 95 Corridor study, even as it shuffled its executive ranks and deployed portable rumble strips for the first time in highway work zones. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] On April 10 […]

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The Utah Department of Transportation and the Utah Transit Authority are joining forces on two projects: a 29-mile express bus service proposal to meet transit needs in the Mountain View corridor along with a one-year pilot test of an autonomous shuttle bus service. [Above photo by Utah DOT.] The proposed express bus service would serve […]

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During a press event on April 17, the Maryland Department of Transportation said that total traffic fatalities declined 8.5 percent year-over-year for the state, with deaths due to vehicles crashes dropping to 511 in 2018 compared to 558 in 2017. The 2018 tally is also lower than the 522 traffic fatalities reported for 2016, noted […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials released the first of three 2019 updates this month for its Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing and AASHTO Provisional Standards – commonly referred to as the Materials Standards publication – which contain specifications, test methods, and provisional standards commonly used […]

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Two systems designated by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Innovation Initiative, known as A.I.I., as “lead technologies” recently won a pair of safety awards. The Michigan Department of Transportation recently took home the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission 2018 Outstanding Traffic Safety Achievement Award for its Gateway Treatment. That low-cost safety […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council or TC3 recently launched a just-in-time or JIT video library, featuring more than 60 free videos in four broad categories: construction, maintenance, materials, plus traffic and safety. Those videos, which can be accessed at any time via TC3’s YouTube channel, share information […]

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The House of Representatives’ Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit delved into ways to improve roadway safety during a hearing on April 9 and roadway design changes were targeted by members of Congress as well as witnesses as one of several ways to achieve that goal. Yet the need to increase transportation funding […]

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In the shadow of the Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge – Washington, D.C.’s largest transportation infrastructure project to date – federal, state, and local officials gathered with other transportation industry representatives to re-emphasize the importance of roadway work zone safety, especially since 799 motor vehicle drivers, passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians were killed in work zone crashes […]

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Appearing before the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies or THUD Appropriations Subcommittee on April 10, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao reiterated the Trump administration’s positions on infrastructure investment within its Fiscal Year 2020 budget request – a position she staked out in a hearing before the […]

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