February 21, 2020
  • 1:06 pm AASHTO Submits Five Pages of NFSP Recommendations
  • 1:04 pm USDOT Opens Up $1B Pool of BUILD Grants
  • 1:02 pm Older Male Drivers Need More Transportation Options
  • 12:59 pm FHWA Report Highlights Growing Connections Between AI, TSMO
  • 12:56 pm MARAD Issues $280M in Port Grants

The Nebraska Department of Transportation released a comprehensive Metro Area Travel Improvement Study (MTIS) on February 13 that provides a “planning road map” for improvements to the freeway system in the Omaha metro area over the next 20 to 30 years. “The development Nebraska has experienced over the last 10 years is a testament to […]

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The Indiana Department of Transportation issued $120.8 million worth of federal transportation funding on February 12 to 52 cities, towns, and counties in rural portions of Indiana to support local road, bridge, and sidewalk projects. [Above photo by the Indiana DOT.] The money comes from the state’s Next Levels Roads program – implemented by the […]

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According to finalized data released by the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol on February 19, a total of 100 people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in North Dakota in 2019 – the lowest number of motor vehicle crash fatalities in 15 years, the organizations said. [Above photo […]

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The Idaho Transportation Department is partnering with Dallas Cowboy linebacker and former Boise State football standout Leighton Vander Esch in a safety campaign to promote greater seat belt use across the state. The new “Rules to LVE By” campaign – launched on February 20 – focuses on the importance of wearing a seat belt at […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials will hold its annual Washington Briefing starting Tuesday, February 27, on through Friday, February 28, at the Washington Court Hotel in the nation’s capital. [Above left to right at the 2019 Washington Briefing: Jim Tymon, Patrick McKenna, and Carlos Braceras.] The meeting will focus on legislative […]

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The 138-page proposed fiscal year 2021 budget issued by President Trump’s administration on February 10 proposes to reauthorize surface transportation funding to the tune of $810 billion over the next decade, along with an additional one-time payment of $190 billion to support a broad mixture of “infrastructure investments” across a range of industrial sectors. [Above […]

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Ensuring that autonomous vehicles operate in a safe and reliable manner – particularly when it comes to navigating complex street networks – were two of the key focal points of a February 11 hearing held by the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. “Safety and deployment must come hand in hand – we […]

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Railroad grade crossing incidents are the second leading cause of leading cause of all rail-related deaths in the United States, according to Federal Railroad Administration data, yet there may not be enough funding available to make such crossings safer – an issue discussed during a House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing on […]

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President Trump signed an executive order on February 12 establishing a comprehensive national policy promoting the responsible use of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services – such as the U.S. global positioning system (GPS) – to strengthen critical infrastructure resilience. [Above photo by NASA.] “Since the United States made GPS available worldwide, PNT services provided by […]

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The Federal Transit Administration issued two notice of funding opportunities or NOFOs for fiscal year 2020 on February 7; one via its Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities program and the other via its Passenger Ferry grant program. [Above photo via the FTA.] The transit bus NOFO is offering some $454.6 million in competitive grant […]

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