August 24, 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
  • 1:04 pm State DOTs Sign Letter Supporting Preservation of 5.9 GHz Spectrum
  • 1:01 pm America’s Top 12 Transportation Projects Vying for Two Prestigious Awards
  • 12:55 pm Traffic Congestion Keeps Climbing, Says Latest Urban Mobility Report
  • 12:51 pm WOTUS Rule Loses Again in Federal Court
  • 12:40 pm Researchers Seeking Ways to Toughen Infrastructure Against Tsunamis

Four regional state department of transportation associations elected new leaders for 2019-2020: Mark Lowe (top left in above photo), director of the Iowa DOT, and Craig Thompson, secretary of the Wisconsin DOT, will serve as president and vice president, respectively, of the Mid America Association of Transportation Officials. Victoria Sheehan (bottom left in above photo), […]

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Seven southern state departments of transportation won regional awards for 10 transportation projects on August 20 from the Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. [Left to right above: Carlos Braceras, AASHTO’s 2018-2019 president; Kevin Thibault, secretary of the Florida DOT; and Jim Tymon, AASHTO’s executive director.] This is the last of four regional […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation joined a “public-private-philanthropic partnership” or P4 charter on August 19 with the Federal Highway Administration and The Ray – a corporate venture devoted to roadway technology testing – to collaborate on ways to better use an 18-mile-long portion of Interstate 85 The Ray manages as a “living transportation laboratory.” “The […]

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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R) appointed former Wyoming Department of Transportation Director William Panos to head up the North Dakota Department of Transportation starting October 21. Panos replaces NDDOT Deputy Director of Engineering Ron Henke, who has served as the agency’s interim director since former director Tom Sorel retired in April. Panos served as […]

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency issued more $1.12 million via its public assistance program to the Florida Department of Transportation on August 13 to cover the costs of collecting and disposing of debris left that clogged public rights-of-way in the wake of Hurricane Irma nearly two years ago. [Above photo from the Florida DOT.] Between […]

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The Maine Department of Transportation is seeking to distribute the last of its Volkswagen environmental mitigation settlement funds – roughly $3 million – to “eligible parties” still operating a vehicle with a diesel engine from 2009 or earlier. If approved, they may receive between 25 percent and 80 percent of the base price of a […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials appointed Kevin Thibault (seen above), secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, to a two-year term as chair of its Council on Water Transportation. That council has also created a new steering committee in April to provide input on policy, research, technical, and educational issues, as […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials appointed Ed Sniffen, deputy director for highways at the Hawaii Department of Transportation (seen above at right), to a two-year term as chair of its Committee on Transportation System Security and Resilience – which will be holding its annual meeting August 27-29 in Jackson, Wyoming. The […]

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The first in a series of quarterly studies compiled by J.D. Power and SurveyMonkey finds that consumers “lack confidence” in the future of self-driving and all-electric battery-powered vehicles. The inaugural J.D. Power 2019 Mobility Confidence Index Study, which polled 5,749 consumers about self-driving vehicles and 5,270 about battery-electric vehicles or BAVs, gauges “sentiment” in three […]

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Communicating the important role America’s transportation plays in the daily lives of its citizens should be a top priority for state departments of transportation going forward, argued Carlos Braceras (seen above), executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2018-2019 president. “We need to be […]

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