December 14, 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
  • 10:36 am FCC Votes to Move Forward with 5.9 GHz Reallocation Proposal
  • 10:35 am ‘Smart City’ Event Examines Data’s Role in Transportation
  • 10:32 am USDOT to Provide TIFIA Loan for Interstate 64 Projects
  • 10:28 am Fitch Ratings Predicts Slowdown in Transportation Bonding
  • 10:22 am GHSA Report Puts Focus on High-Risk Impaired Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation finalized an up to $502.9 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act or TIFIA loan to the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission to help finance several “regional priority projects” all located along Interstate 64 in Virginia. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] That loan – issued through USDOT’s Build America […]

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A new report issued by New York-based international credit rating agency Fitch Ratings predicts that transportation bonding activity in the United States will mirror a “leveling off” in the nation’s gross domestic product growth in 2020. Volume growth remains favorable for U.S. airports, ports, and toll roads and will remain largely tethered to the country’s […]

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A new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association in partnership with Responsibility.org is calling for a “systemic and holistic approach” to “high-risk impaired drivers” that focuses on the individual and the need to treat the underlying problem prompting the unsafe behavior. [Above photo via Wikipedia.] According to the December 9 report, High-Risk Impaired Drivers: […]

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The National Transportation Safety Board issued a 100-page report on December 5 containing 22 recommendations for improving bicyclist safety, including changes to roadway and intersection design, the deployment of collision avoidance technology and blind spot detection systems, plus helmet use requirements for cyclists. [Above photo by the District Department of Transportation.] The report stems from a […]

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The Federal Transit Administration awarded $423 million in transit infrastructure grants on November 25 to 94 projects in 42 states and the District of Columbia via the agency’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. [Above photo by the FTA awarding fund to the Colorado DOT.] The FTA said this funding supports projects to replace, […]

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The Federal Highway Administration issued $500,000 in “quick release” Emergency Relief or ER funds to the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) on November 20 to help cover the cost of repairing roads damaged by heavy rains, high winds and flooding from a storm that lasted from October 31 through November 1. [Above photo by VTrans.] […]

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A report issued by New York-based international credit rating agency Fitch Ratings indicates that the construction and use of managed traffic lanes – such as high occupancy vehicle (HOV) and high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes – is growing and that most managed lane or ML projects have “out-performed” the firm’s base and rating case projections […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration said on November 22 it is awarding $485 million in airport improvement program or AIP infrastructure grants to 108 airports in 48 states and the U.S. Territories of Guam and Virgin Islands. [Above photo of Salt Lake City airport via Wikimedia Commons.] The agency added in a statement that it is “working hard to streamline the […]

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An annual report issued by the League of American Bicyclists highlighted “positive trends” occurring where bicycle safety planning is concerned among state departments of transportation. [Above photo by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.] According to the group’s 2019 Bicycle Friendly State report, every state has now taken at least one of its five Bicycle […]

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A Federal Register notice issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation on November 26 seeks input from “industry stakeholders and the general public” to help guide the initial direction of the agency’s Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology or NETT Council formed back in March. [Above photo by USDOT shows the first meeting of the NETT […]

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