October 30, 2020
  • 12:26 pm AASHTO to Examine Election Impact on Transportation at Annual Meeting
  • 12:25 pm CDC Says Public Transit Passengers, Operators Should Wear Masks
  • 12:17 pm FHWA Awards AID Funds to Seven State DOTs
  • 12:13 pm USDOT: Connected Vehicle Pilot More Complex Than Expected
  • 12:10 pm Expansion in the Works for Nevada Smart Roadway Project
 

Seven state departments of transportation and the Pawnee Nation in Oklahoma are set to receive a combined $6.5 million in Accelerated Innovation Deployment or AID funds to test everything from geotextile paving fabrics and advanced geotechnical methods in exploration to the use of drones for remote and emergency mapping operations. [Above photo by the Iowa […]

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Recent analysis of a connected vehicle pilot test in Tampa, Florida, conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportations Systems Joint Program Office finds that the complexities of field testing and technology integration were “significantly underestimated.” The ITS JPO conducted a review of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority or THEA Connected Vehicle Pilot that encompassed 47 […]

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A more than three-year-old University of Nevada-Reno project that uses light detection and ranging or LIDAR sensors to make roadways “smart” is expanding with funding from new sponsors that includes the Nevada Department of Transportation. [Above photo via the University of Nevada-Reno.] Funding from RTC of Southern Nevada, the Nevada DOT, and the U.S. Department […]

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The U.S. Maritime Administration is now accepting applications from “eligible and qualified institutions” to apply for a Centers of Excellence or CoE designation, which recognizes and supports community or technical colleges and maritime training centers that prepare Americans for careers in the maritime industry. [Above photo via the Port of Baltimore.] The CoE Program is […]

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A new report issued by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds that among electric scooter or “e-scooter” riders who sustained injuries, nearly three out of five sustained their injuries while riding on the sidewalk — and about a third of these riders got those injuries in places where sidewalk riding is prohibited. [Above photo […]

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A new Government Accounting Office report claims the Federal Aviation Administration “has not fully implemented key practices” that are necessary to carry out a risk-based cybersecurity oversight program for the U.S. aviation industry. [Above photo by the FAA.] The 55-page report states that modern aircraft are equipped with networks and systems that share data with […]

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The U.S. Maritime Administration issued $220 million in discretionary grants on October 15 to improve port facilities in 15 states and territories through its Port Infrastructure Development Program. [Above photo by the Port of New Orleans.] Of the 18 projects that received grants, eight are located in Opportunity Zones – created to help revitalize economically […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is providing $9.1 million in fund to 10 projects in nine states through its Safety Research and Demonstration Program and Bus Operator Compartment Program to support a range of transit industry initiatives. [Above photo by SEPTA.] The agency noted its Safety Research and Demonstration Program is part of a larger U.S. Department of Transportation safety research […]

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A new study released by analytics firm StreetLight Data indicates that U.S. peak commuting travel is experiencing tremendous change – minimizing and changing rush hour traffic patterns, while not necessarily changing overall traffic volumes. [Above photo by the NYS DOT.] “As 2020 draws to a close, some transportation indicators like vehicle miles traveled (VMT) are […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has kicked off its annual “Stop. Trains Can’t.” public outreach campaign, which will run through November 8. This national $6.6 million safety campaign – which will use radio, digital, and social media to communicate its safety message – seeks to educate motorists not to gamble with their lives at rail […]

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