July 22, 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
  • 12:28 pm Contentious House Hearing Examines FTA’s CIG Program, HTF Impact
  • 12:20 pm FHWA’s Hendrickson to Become AASHTO’s Deputy Director
  • 12:16 pm GAO Report Finds INFRA Grant Program Lacks Consistency, Transparency
  • 12:11 pm FHWA’s Nason Highlights Need to Reserve 5.9 GHz Spectrum for Transportation
  • 12:07 pm USDOT, FMCSA Step-Up Efforts to Deter Human Trafficking

The Federal Aviation Administration awarded $477 million in airport infrastructure grants to 264 airports in 45 states, the Pacific Islands, and the District of Columbia on July 9, which follows $495 million in similar grants to 327 airports in 46 States and the Pacific Islands on June 24. [Above photo by Atlanta Hartsfield Int’l Airport.] […]

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The Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Public Involvement in Transportation is sponsoring a contest to highlight the “best practices” in how to communicate complex transportation finance and related policy solutions to industry stakeholders and the general public. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT.] Top entries, as judged by an independent panel of transportation and communication […]

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The two earthquakes that struck southern California July 4 and 5 – measuring 6.4 and 7.1 on the Richter scale, respectively – caused at least $1 billion in damages, according to estimates from the U.S. Geological Survey. And that tally includes damages to roads and other transportation infrastructure. [Above photo from the USGS.] “We have […]

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From coast to coast, state governors are signing budgets that increase funding for transportation in a variety of ways. The $863 million Fiscal Year 2020 capital budget signed by Delaware Governor John Carney (D) (seen above) on July 1 includes $425.3 million for state’s the Transportation Trust Fund – part of a six-year, $3.2 billion […]

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Governor Tony Evers (D) (seen above) put a new law into effect on July 8 that gives municipal governments broader “flexibility” to balance safety and right-of-way access for electric scooter users across Wisconsin. “We should be setting the floor, not the ceiling, for local governments in Wisconsin,” he said in a statement. “Electric scooters improve […]

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The Utah Department of Transportation is joining forces with Panasonic Corporation of North America to develop an advanced transportation data network aimed at improving both highway safety and mobility by sharing data between vehicles, roadway infrastructure, and traffic operators in real time. [Above photo by the Utah DOT.] The agency said that Panasonic will help it install intelligent […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Julie Lorenz – secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation and director of the Kansas Turnpike Authority – to serve a two-year term as chair of the organization’s Council on Aviation. Gov. Laura Kelly initially named Lorenz interim secretary of the Kansas DOT in […]

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Can better data management help improve highway safety? The Kansas Department of Transportation is answering that question via a pilot program using AASHTOWare Safety Analyst to better integrate motor vehicle crash information with roadway location and design features. Originally developed as a cooperative effort between the Federal Highway Administration and participating state and local agencies, […]

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The House of Representatives this week passed a major spending package, HR3055, containing $87.7 billion in Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations for Transportation-Housing and Urban Development, or THUD. This “minibus” package – composed of four other appropriations bills in addition to THUD – was the second of three packages considered by the House for FY 2020, […]

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The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety this week held a hearing exploring the adoption of technology by transportation agencies and the private sector, and the effects those technologies have on the surface transportation network. Subcommittee Chair Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) opened the hearing explaining that “Technology is already changing how we move people and […]

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