May 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
  • 8:08 am FHWA’s Nason: Safety and Workforce Development Are Key Priorities
  • 8:00 am State DOTs Examining New Ways to Eliminate Traffic Fatalities
  • 7:51 am House Appropriations Committee Releases FY 2020 Transportation Funding Bill
  • 7:48 am Rep. Blumenauer Introduces Legislation to Raise the Federal Tax on Fuel
  • 7:46 am FTA Awards Medical Transit Grants, Highlights Workforce Training Initiatives

The Federal Transit Administration noted on July 25 that four more states – Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Wisconsin – have achieved federal certification of their rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) programs. With these four most recent certifications, 21 of 30 states and the 31 SSO programs covered by this rule are now in compliance, the […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration awarded $770.8 million in grants to 522 airports on July 27 to fund 949 infrastructure projects that include runways, taxiways, and terminals, as well as the acquisition of aircraft rescue, firefighting, and snow removal equipment. The agency said in a statement that this money is the “third increment” of grants issued via its […]

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The Trump administration nominated Joel Szabat to be the assistant secretary for aviation and international affairs within the U.S. Department of Transportation on July 31; a promotion from his current position as deputy assistant secretary for the office of aviation and international affairs. Szabat’s transportation career includes stints as executive director of the Maritime Administration […]

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Despite being only 30 percent contained, Caltrans work crews and contractors are now entering areas burnt out by the Carr wildfire in northern California – now considered to be the ninth worst in state history – to catalog the damage done to transportation infrastructure by its flames and heat as well as to begin repair […]

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One year ago, the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Enforcement and Compliance Division sent five of its officers to Mexico as part of 12-month program to educate Mexican truck drivers and mechanics concerning the safety regulations they must follow in order to operate their commercial equipment on U.S. roads. The agency said that those officers conducted […]

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The American Road & Transportation Builders Association issued six regional reports on July 31 in support of California’s Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. State voters will consider a proposition on the November ballot that would repeal the law. ARTBA’s research indicates that SB 1 will generate between $9.7 billion […]

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation began moving forward with the second phase of its Rural Roads Safety Program on July 31; targeting an additional 446 miles of rural roadway for safety improvements in a bid to reduce vehicle crashes. “South Carolina’s fatality rate is the highest in the nation, and this program is attacking […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation issued $47.3 million in grants to fund 47 local bridge repair projects on July 31 as part of its Local Bridge, Future Needs or LBFN program, which is designed to help counties maintain local bridges in a state of good repair. Those are the largest bridge grant awards in […]

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation is planning to install more than 4,260 new “solar modules” on the 7th floor of the Terminal 1 parking garage – formerly the Interisland Terminal – at Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport; part of its effort to be “100 percent renewable energy reliant” by 2045. The agency said in […]

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Leni Oman, a 21-plus veteran with the Washington State Department of Transportation, received an appointment on July 27 to be the vice chair for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Knowledge Management for a two-year term. Currently serving in the role of “knowledge strategist” at WSDOT – a position she’s […]

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