December 7, 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 AASHTO Highlights Safety, Formula Funding at Freight System Hearing
  • 12:53 pm FCC’s 5.9 GHz Reallocation Plan Debated at House Hearing
  • 12:46 pm Lack of Reauthorization Could Imperil Future Transportation Infrastructure Spending
  • 12:42 pm USDOT Releases ‘Rule for Rules,’ Codifying Reforms
  • 12:39 pm FTA Awards $423M in Transit Infrastructure Grants

A new 35-page report from the Governors Highway Safety Association identifies “excessive vehicle speed” as a persistent factor in nearly one-third of all motor vehicle-related fatalities and particularly threatens the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists by not only increasing the chances of a crash, but also increasing the risk of serious injury or death when crashes occur. […]

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The White House re-filed several nominations for transportation-related posts made during the 115th Congress who remained unconfirmed by the Senate following the close of that session. Meanwhile, in the House of Representatives, Democrat and Republican rosters were set for the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure The Trump administration submitted in excess of 100 nominations on […]

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Gov.-elect Bill Lee nominated H. Clay Bright III (above at right) to be the next commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Transportation on Jan. 15 – a nomination that must be approved by the state’s legislature – while District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser hired Linda Bailey (above at left), currently the executive director of […]

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Governor Michael Parson (R) highlighted what he called several “long-term investments” in Missouri’s transportation infrastructure during his first “State of the State Address” on Jan. 16. [Above photo by Missouri DOT.] The biggest piece of that infrastructure plan is $351 million set aside in the state’s fiscal year 2020 budget for the Missouri Department of […]

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Local government officials, local chambers of commerce, and local transportation groups are working together as part of a new advocacy organization to increase Ohio’s state fuel tax and impose a fee on alternative fueled vehicles to help generate more transportation funding. [Above photo by Ohio DOT.] The new coalition, called Fix Our Roads Ohio, aims […]

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The Federal Highway Administration outlined the federal requirements to implement tolls on interstate highways in a letter to the Oregon Transportation Commission and Oregon Department of Transportation on Jan. 8; a letter sent in response to their joint request to implement tolls on sections of Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 in order to manage traffic […]

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The National Operations Center of Excellence named the North Carolina Department of Transportation as the overall winner of its first annual Transportation Systems Management and Operations awards competition on Jan. 13 at the 2019 Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington, D.C.; beating three other finalists to take home the TSMO trophy. [Above photo: NOCoE’s […]

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At the 2019 Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials highlighted two key resources available via its publication division: the 7th edition of its “Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets” manual, commonly referred to as the “Green Book,” and its Professional Engineer or PE Exam Kit. […]

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As the partial shutdown of the federal government over border wall funding stretches past 20 days, some state departments of transportation are beginning to curtail planning for new projects while several mass transit systems are scrambling as many rely on federal grants for both operating revenues and capital funding. In his first media briefing as […]

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Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, (pictured above) stressed that “infrastructure is integral to opportunity” in order to sustain the current economic growth experienced by the United States and said infrastructure modernization will be a key part of the Chamber’s agenda for 2019. [Above photo by U.S. Chamber] “Our highways, […]

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