July 10, 2020
  • 9:19 am Caltrans Announces Statewide Plan to Increase Walking, Bicycling
  • 12:28 pm Tennessee DOT Celebrates Completion of I-440 Project
  • 12:27 pm New Iowa Highway Safety Campaign Focuses on Moms, Moms-to-Be
  • 12:25 pm SCDOT Enhances 511 Traveler Information System
  • 12:23 pm New Guardrail Repair Strategy Generates Savings for Georgia DOT
 

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued public health guidance to airlines and airports on July 2 to help foster the recovery of the nation’s air transportation system from the public health emergency spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo Credit: Federal Aviation Administration) The USDOT said its Runway to Recovery document – which includes input from the U.S. […]

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The Federal Highway Administration published a notice of funding opportunity on July 6 making up to $60 million worth of Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment or ATCMTD program grants – created by the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation or FAST Act – available to fund new technologies that improve transportation efficiency and safety. […]

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The House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis unveiled a broad 547-page plan on June 30 that includes among its recommendations that Congress fund a “massive expansion of public transit” and “further examine” switching to a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or similarly styled fee in lieu of motor fuel taxes. [Above photo by […]

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As traffic volumes begin rebounding as COVID-19 lockdown orders are relaxed, renewed emphasis is being placed on highway work zone safety especially as higher incidences of speeding recorded during the pandemic are abating only slowly. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] “Though overall [motor vehicle] fatalities have decreased in the long run, the top three […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration awarded nearly $800 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants to 347 airports across 46 states, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Marshall Islands. [Above photo of Salt Lake Airport via Wikimedia Commons.] The FAA noted in a statement that some of the projects covered by those grants […]

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The Transportation Research Board noted that a recent National Cooperative Highway Program analysis of roundabout intersections finds that while improved safety is their main benefit, roundabouts may also be a less expensive option as well as a way to make better use of space at roadway intersections. [Above photo by Michael Quinn/National Park Service.] That […]

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A “status report” issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers on June 25 outlines the COVID-19 pandemic’s “detrimental effects” on a broad swath of publicly-owned U.S. infrastructure assets – from airports and inland waterways to roads, bridges, and transit systems. [Above photo by the WVDOT.] That report – dubbed COVID-19’s Impacts on America’s Infrastructure – also […]

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Ongoing growth of e-commerce, which received a significant boost in the first half of 2020 due to COVID-19 lockdowns, is “redrawing” the “historic roles” of stores, distribution centers, and the parcel delivery sector, according to the 31st annual State of Logistics Report compiled by consulting firm Kearney and sponsored by Penske Logistics and the Council […]

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A recent survey conducted by parking application provider ParkMobile indicates that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on consumer behavior over the next two years, with those polled indicating they will commute less, travel less, and attend fewer events. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT.] “When people do go out, they will use their personal […]

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Founded in 1909 at the dawn of the automotive age, the Permanent International Association of Road Congresses or “PIARC” provides a global forum for discussing policies and trends that affect all road users. This international collaboration gives transportation agencies from around the world a platform to discover and share innovative ways to design, build, operate, […]

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