December 19, 2018
  • 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
  • 12:01 pm ‘WOTUS’ Redefinition Could Reduce Regulatory Burden for Transportation Projects
  • 11:54 am EPA Issues ‘Conformity Guidance’ in Air Quality Court Decision
  • 11:48 am USDOT Officially Awards BUILD Grant Money to 91 Projects
  • 11:44 am House Hearing Debates Potential of 21st Century Fuels Act
  • 11:38 am USDOT OIG Report Highlights FAA Cybersecurity Issues

The Trump administration nominated Joel Szabat to be the assistant secretary for aviation and international affairs within the U.S. Department of Transportation on July 31; a promotion from his current position as deputy assistant secretary for the office of aviation and international affairs. Szabat’s transportation career includes stints as executive director of the Maritime Administration […]

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A survey conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute for the American Public Transportation Association indicated that 80 percent of those it polled would support using their tax dollars for creating, expanding, and improving public transportation in their community, with a further 74 percent wanting Congress to increase spending on public transportation. “Americans understand that investment […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration is prepared to levy penalties against 13 railroads if they fail to implement positive train control or PTC safety systems by Dec. 31 this year. According to news reports, the agency said it would issue $27,904 in fines per violation to railroads that fail to meet PTC installation “milestones,” especially after […]

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A new study compiled by data platform management firm Populus indicates that the popularity of electric scooters as an urban transportation option continues to increase in major U.S. metropolitan cities. Yet one potential roadblock that might slow broader use of two-wheeled scooters is that most city and state laws do not allow them to operate […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) began accepting applications for several Fiscal Year 2019 State Aid programs on July 26, with applications being accepted from local municipalities though Oct. 8 this year for four main programs. First, the state’s $151 million Municipal Aid program is aimed at supporting walking and biking, with NJDOT’s goal […]

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Caitlin Hughes, director of the Federal Highway Administration’s office of freight management and logistics, noted in a presentation at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2018 Joint Policy Committee meeting in Spokane, Washington, on July 18 that a nationwide truck parking survey now expected to start this August is going to be […]

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The Federal Transit Administration issued two final rules on July 18 that, according to an agency statement, aim to “strengthen the safety of public transportation systems.” The first is the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan rule – which takes effect July 19, 2019, with full compliance expected within one year of that date – requires […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for its Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements or CRISI program on July 19 that includes more than $318 million in grant monies. FRA said in a statement that this specific NOFO will help fund projects aimed at improving intercity passenger and freight rail transportation […]

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In written testimony offered before the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness on July 18, Kurt Nagle, president and CEO of American Association of Port Authorities, stressed that – in order to be competitive in the 21st century global economy – the United States “needs a national multi-modal freight network” […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration announced on July 16 it will award $659.8 million in airport infrastructure grants as part of $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program or AIP funding for airports across the U.S. In a statement, the agency said this “second increment” of AIP funding – highlighted in a 16-page document – provides 450 […]

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