August 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
  • 12:26 pm Survey Finds Consumers “Lack Confidence” in Autonomous & All-Electric Vehicles
  • 12:22 pm AASHTO President: “Transportation Represents Freedom”
  • 12:19 pm Leadership Reset Underway for Several Transportation Agencies
  • 12:13 pm IIHS Study: Street-Level Protected Bike Lanes Need Improvements
  • 12:08 pm FRA Unveils NOFO for $244M in FY 2019 CRISI Grants

A new study compiled by research firm IHS Markit projects that diesel will remain the “primary fuel” of commercial vehicles for the foreseeable future, with 66 percent of new medium- and heavy-duty trucks sold nationally predicted to be equipped by diesel-only or diesel-hybrid powertrains in 2040, compared to nearly 80 percent today. [Above photo by […]

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By the end of this year, USDOT said in a statement on Oct. 10 that it will have made more than $63.9 billion in fiscal year 2018 available in multi-modal discretionary and formula transportation investments, along with $1.6 billion in fiscal year 2017 discretionary funds – dollars the agency views as “seed money” to encourage […]

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Dave Bauer has been selected as the next president and chief executive officer American Road & Transportation Builders Association, succeeding Pete Ruane, who retires on Oct. 31. Bauer will officially begin his tenure as ARTBA’s chief executive Jan. 1 next year. William Toohey, Jr., ARTBA’s executive vice president & chief operating officer, is currently serving […]

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A new and improved “Zipmobile” is expected to be deployed by the Hawaii Department of Transportation in November to manage a reversible “Zipper Lane” on the island of Oahu. [Above photo by HDOT.] The custom machine – built in Rio Vista, California, by Lindsay Transportation Solutions at a cost of more than $1.95 million – […]

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In conjunction with two private companies, the Minnesota Department of Transportation began testing a new asphalt additive on Oct. 13 along a stretch of Interstate 94 outside Albertville, Minn., near the MnROAD research facilities – an additive designed to help highway agencies and contractors use more recycled asphalt and less “virgin” products. [Above photo by […]

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The University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab at the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center hope to launch a pilot program in Seattle to see if broad deployment of non-proprietary parcel lockers located in “dense public spaces” such as transit stations can help alleviate traffic congestion. [Above photo by Matt Hagen.] SCTL said it identified […]

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The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board within the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments approved a new long-range transportation plan for the area surrounding the nation’s capital, dubbed Visualize 2045, by a vote of 29 to 2 on Oct. 17. [Above photo of Metrorail subway by VDOT.] The group said the new plan consists of more […]

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Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Brandye Hendrickson announced on Oct. 12 that Tom Everett will be FHWA’s next executive director, with his tenure starting on Oct. 22. The agency said in a statement emailed to the AASHTO Journal that Everett will “oversee the day-to-day operations and management of FHWA and work directly with leadership in establishing […]

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The Florida panhandle took the brunt of Hurricane Michael’s 155-mph winds and storm surge as it came ashore on Oct. 9; a hurricane that, as it travelled inland and dissipated, brought high winds, heavy rain, and renewed flooding to North and South Carolina as well as Georgia; states still recovering from Hurricane Florence, which struck […]

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Legislation proposed Oct. 9 by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who is chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, aims to terminate and repeal the up to $7,500 electric vehicle federal tax credit, impose a “federal highway user fee” on the owners of alternative fuel vehicles and require that those fees be collected […]

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