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

A study conducted by INRIX Research indicates that 48 percent of all car trips in the most congested metropolitan areas across the United States cover less than three miles – representing a “major opportunity” for “micromobility” such as shared bicycle, e-bike, and e-scooter services to reduce traffic congestion and decrease vehicle emissions while boosting “local […]

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The Federal Highway Administration provided $871.2 million in Emergency Relief or ER funds to help 39 states – as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and tribal governments – make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events over the last three […]

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A team of Purdue University engineers is using roadway sensors to compile data on “concrete maturity” during select highway patching and paving projects – a project that seeks to establish “evidence-based recommendations” on the optimal time to re-open highways to traffic once construction activity is completed. [Above Photo by Erin Easterling for Purdue University.] The […]

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A new report from British consulting firm Urban Transport Group indicates that the viability of mobility-as-a-service or MaaS as a global transportation strategy hinges on three key factors – one of them involving its ability to reduce traffic congestion. The MaaS concept focuses on combining and accessing on-demand transportation options, such as car-sharing, ride-hailing and public transit, via […]

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The Federal Transit Administration officially allocated $125 million to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority as part of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Silicon Valley Phase II project on August 28 – the first project to receive a funding allocation under the agency’s new Expedited Project Delivery pilot program. That program is designed to streamline […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration awarded more than $4.3 million to the Southern Rail Commission on August 28 to help restore intercity passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast. In 2005, Amtrak suspended its tri-weekly service between New Orleans and Orlando due to extensive damage caused by Hurricane Katrina to the stations and rail lines used […]

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An annual survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk finds that 80 percent of the construction firms polled said they are having difficulty filling hourly “craft” positions – with concrete workers, pipe layers, carpenters, cement masons, and equipment operators particularly hard to find – with 73 percent noting it will “continue […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filed a federal register notice on August 28 announcing its plan to start collecting public information as part of a “multi-year effort” to learn about drivers’ use of camera-based systems designed to replace traditional outside rearview mirrors. [Above photo by the U.S. Air Force.] The agency said in its […]

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The Federal Transit Administration this week filed notice in the Federal Register to limit the number of projects that will be required to submit to its project management oversight. [Above photo by the FTA.] The agency said under its proposed rule that definition would shift from one based on the type of project or total […]

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The Rocky Mountain Institute has released a report on how policy, economics, infrastructure, and behavioral norms are shaping and spurring the “evolution” of “mobility ecosystems” in three nations – China, India, and the United States – and highlights the initiatives witnessing the greatest success. By focusing on China, India, and the U.S., the RMI said […]

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