September 18, 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
  • 12:31 pm Coalition Letter Continues to Urge Repeal of Rescission
  • 12:25 pm Tolling, Congestion Pricing Debated at House Hearing
  • 12:22 pm Letter Argues AV Safety Must be “Paramount Concern”
  • 12:15 pm EPA, Dept. of the Army Formally Repeal 2015 WOTUS Rule
  • 12:12 pm INRIX Study Highlights Potential of Micromobility

The 16th annual State Farm deer-vehicle collision study, released on Oct. 1, indicates that U.S. motorists are less likely to be involved in a collision with a deer, elk, moose, or caribou in 2018 compared to previous years – and this despite the fact that there are nearly four million more licensed U.S. drivers in 2018 […]

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The Oregon Transportation Commission officially adopted on Oct. 2 the new Oregon Public Transportation Plan or OPTP that’s been in the works for two years – a plan designed to guide investments locally, regionally, and statewide in services such as fixed-route bus lines, door-to-door buses, streetcars, and light rail, plus intra-community transportation. Lucia Ramirez, principal […]

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The Iowa Department of Transportation recently announced that it is accepting grant applications through Nov. 9 this year for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act or DERA grant program – funds aimed at helping fleets replace aging diesel-powered equipment, including school buses, heavy- and medium-duty transit buses and trucks, as well as […]

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The image of a crack team of specialists rappelling down a cliff to whisk an endangered community away to a safe house, where they’ll live for two years until danger subsides in their native land, may seem like a plotline synopsis from Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan spy thriller series on Netflix, or maybe even the […]

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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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