August 17, 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

Photo: Utah DOT A new report issued Aug. 15 by Consumer Energy Alliance expressed concern that recent “geopolitical turmoil” and “global oil price instability” could negatively affect both U.S. consumers and the nation’s transportation sector going forward. Despite a report from the Energy Information Administration in July that projected a decline in gasoline prices for […]

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Photo: EVgoNetwork.com In a new report issued by global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, wider adoption of electric vehicles or EVs is not projected to put significant additional demand on the word’s current energy grid structure, but it will re-shape the industry’s “energy load curve” over time. “Using information from Germany as an example, EV […]

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Photo: Detroit People Mover The Federal Transit Administration noted on Aug. 16 that the Michigan Department of Transportation officially received federal certification of its rail transit State Safety Oversight or SSO program for the Detroit People Mover automated guideway and the Q Line streetcar systems. With this certification, 22 of 30 states and the 31 […]

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Photo: PennDOT The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is boosting and expanding the use of high friction surface treatment or HFST pavement surface overlays on rural roadways with horizontal curves, steep grades, and at traffic intersection approaches as the agency is finding that it not only reduces a driver’s chances of losing control of his/her vehicle […]

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Photo: Wisconsin DOT A 68-page study released in May regarding the safety benefits of highway median cable barriers is expected to help the Iowa Department of Transportation expand the use of such safety devices to other divided roadways throughout the state. The Iowa DOT began installing median cable barriers in 2003 and they are now […]

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Photo: Caltrans Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack “desirable safety features” cost California motorists a total of $61 billion annually, or as much as $2,995 per driver per year in some of the state’s urban areas, due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. That’s the conclusion of a […]

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Photo: Office of the Governor/Alaska On Aug. 11, Alaska’s First Lady Donna Walker (above at left) officially christened the M/V Tazlina ferry by breaking a bottle of champagne on its stern; a ship that is expected to join the Alaska Marine Highway fleet in May 2019, serving the Northern Lynn Canal. The state’s marine highway […]

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Photo: Iowa DOT A working group of state agency officials, headed up and coordinated by the Iowa Department of Transportation, finalized and submitted a plan on Aug. 15 that outlines the use of $21 million awarded to the state as a result of a 2016 settlement between Volkswagen and the United States. The agency stressed […]

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Photo: Alabama DOT. Standing in the middle: ALDOT Director John Cooper. Four employees from the Alabama Department of Transportation’s North Region were recently recognized for their “quick and selfless” response during a fiery tractor-trailer crash July 26 on Interstate 65 in Limestone County. Those four individuals – John McKinney, Michael Cain, Vickie McGee and Paul Pointer […]

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Above: Members of the 163d Security Forces Squadron of the California Air National Guard working a traffic control point in support of civil authorities during the Mendocino Complex Fire in Lake County, California. Photo: U.S. Air National Guard Master Sgt. Ronald Brovetto The Trump administration declared on Aug. 5 that “a major disaster exists” in California […]

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