January 21, 2020
  • 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
  • 12:29 pm USDOT Stresses Need to Reserve 5.9 GHz Channel at TRB
  • 12:27 pm USDOT’s Chao Highlights New Vehicle Safety Initiatives at TRB
  • 12:19 pm State DOTs Renew Focus on Ways to Reduce Traffic Fatalities
  • 12:13 pm State DOT Roundtable Highlights Asset Management Needs
  • 12:06 pm USDOT Preps $906M Worth of INFRA Funding for FY 2020

Major General Luke Reiner – currently Wyoming’s Adjutant General in charge of the 3,000-member Wyoming Military Department – is set to become the next director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation, following his formal appointment by Gov. Mark Gordon (R) on Feb. 20. [Above photo by First Lt. Christian Venhuizen, Wyoming National Guard.] He began […]

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According to the Texas Department of Transportation, “booming” economic activity in the Lone Star state’s five main oil and gas production regions – Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Granite Wash, Haynesville/Bossier Shale and Permian Basin – is generating a spike in traffic fatalities and injuries; an increase the agency blames on failure to control speed, […]

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and Delaware Gov. John Carney (D) jointly agreed on Feb. 13 to a toll rate increase for the Delaware Memorial Bridge in order to fund “necessary safety and infrastructure projects,” which the Delaware River and Bay Authority officially adopted on Feb. 20. The new toll rate for passenger cars […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation hosted an autonomous vehicle technology demonstration on Feb. 20 along “low-volume” roads in and around Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown; part of what the agency calls its “Little Roady” pilot program, named after the “Little Roady” self-driving all-electric shuttle bus being tested. The Little Roady shuttles – capable […]

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For the first time, the Idaho Transportation Department added a “video component” to its annual report as a way to “visually illustrate” its accomplishments in 2018. “Normally, we print the report on paper and also provide an electronic version on [our] website,” explained ITD Director Brian Ness in a statement. “This year, we wanted to […]

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A four-lane highway project that aims to connect the Seven Mountains region of Pennsylvania to the greater State College area through Centre County is being restarted after being shelved for more than 15 years – largely with state funds. The new roadway would also link to the Potter Mills Gap project, which is in its […]

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Russell McMurry (seen above), commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation, has been appointed to a two-year term as chair of the American Association of Stater Highway and Transportation Officials Council on Highways and Streets. McMurry – appointed to be Georgia DOT’s commissioner by a unanimous vote of the State Transportation Board in January 2015 […]

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The annual American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Washington Briefing – being held Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington D.C. – will focus on legislative issues related to transportation policy and infrastructure funding; issues that will be directly addressed by some of the nation’s key transportation policymakers […]

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As part of bicameral legislative deal to prevent a second partial federal government shutdown while providing monies to build a wall along parts of the southern U.S. border, a total of $26.5 billion in discretionary funds and $60 billion from Highway and Airport and Airway Trust Funds will be provided to the U.S. Department of […]

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In an effort to “examine how technology, including advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and connectivity” can “revolutionize transportation and mobility,” the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held an informational hearing on Feb. 13. In his opening remarks, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., the committee’s chairman (seen above), noted that “our infrastructure system has fallen […]

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