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

The work of the California Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Materials Teams – more commonly called “Hazmat Crews” – encompasses a range of activities from routine pre-planned work, such as soil remediation, to handling emergency incidents along major state thoroughfares, such as fuel spills following vehicle crashes. Caltrans considers them to be the “unsung heroes” of […]

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The BATIC Institute: An AASHTO Center for Excellence is hosting an hour-long webinar on Oct. 17 from 3 pm to 4 pm that explores ways that state departments of transportation and tribal governments can collaborate together better on a range of transportation projects. One of the new avenues for such “collaboration” derives from Section 202 […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently released the 7th edition of its “Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets” manual – commonly referred to as the “Green Book” – which is considered by many to be the pre-eminent industry guide to current highway and street design research and practices. AASHTO […]

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The Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO and the Federal Highway Administration are jointly hosting an hour-and-a-half Stormwater Community of Practice Web Forum on Oct. 18 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm, eastern standard time. This webinar will explore best management practices or BMP operations for state departments of transportation regarding: stormwater asset management programs; […]

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By a vote of 93 to 6, the U.S. Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on Oct. 3, which President Trump expected to sign during a White House ceremony on Oct. 5. The legislation provides a five-year authorization of federal aviation programs that includes reauthorizations and reforms of the Transportation Security Administration and the […]

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The USDOT issued the third version of federal regulatory guidance for autonomous vehicles of Oct. 4 to “support the safe integration of automation into the broad multimodal surface transportation system,” according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. “The safe integration of automated vehicle technology into our transportation system will increase productivity, facilitate freight movement and create […]

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Data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Oct. 3 indicates highway fatalities declined overall in 2017 after two consecutive years of large increases, with preliminary estimates for the first six months of 2018 indicating that the “downward trend” in fatalities is continuing – even as the number of vehicle miles travelled or VMT […]

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The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA finalized by the three countries on Oct. 1, updates and replaces the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA with “modern provisions” to “serve the interests of American workers and businesses,” according to a statement by President Trump. [Above: Norfolk International Terminals, Port of Virginia. Photo: Tom […]

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The Federal Highway Administration published a 22-page Notice of Funding Opportunity in the Federal Register on Oct. 4 to make $300 million available through its Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects or NSFLTP program – with this funding being made available “for the first time” to build and repair roads and bridges that serve […]

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During an Oct. 3 hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Ronald Batory, administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, said that while railroads are “making progress” implementing positive train control or PTC technology, the agency expects that most railroads will need to request an alternative schedule to complete testing, obtain PTC […]

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