May 22, 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
  • 12:51 pm FCC Encouraged to ‘Stay the Course’ and Keep 5.9 GHz Spectrum for Transportation Use
  • 12:44 pm ARTBA Panel Outlines Major Infrastructure Priorities for 2019
  • 12:38 pm FHWA’s Nason Stresses Importance of Infrastructure in First Public Remarks
  • 12:37 pm FTA to Offer $423.3M in Grant Funding for Transit Bus Projects
  • 12:36 pm AASHTO Seeks to Hire Deputy Director

Some 37 of the 41 railroads covered by the Positive Train Control or PTC technology implementation mandate either gained approval from the Federal Railroad Administration for “alternative” compliance schedules for a two-year compliance extension or awaiting said approval from the agency. [Above photo of Metrolink by Clay Gilliland.] Concurrently, the FRA awarded more than $46 […]

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Up to $60 million in federal grant monies is being offered by the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund projects aimed at testing what the agency calls the “safe integration” of automated driving systems or ADS technology with the country’s road network. [Above photo by Ford Motor Co.] USDOT said in a statement on Dec. […]

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A research study conducted by two physicists at Eindhoven University of Technology in Holland has developed a “statistical model” that can accurately predict pedestrian movements based on the number of people occupying a “defined area” such as a corridor or tunnel. [Above photo by Alessandro Corbetta.] Professor Federico Toschi and Alessandro Corbetta, a post-doctorate researcher, […]

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The Federal Transit Administration finalized a $1.17 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement or FFGA on Dec. 20 with the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority, commonly called Sound Transit, to help build the Lynnwood Link light rail project – a project being funded through the agency’s Capital Investment Grants or CIG program. [Above photo by Sound […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration awarded $205 million in supplemental infrastructure grants on Dec. 19 to 37 small airports in 34 states, with more than half of that funding going to airports that support general aviation and rural communities. [Above photo via the Dept. of Defense.] This “supplemental” funding is in addition to the $3.31 billion […]

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The Federal Transit Administration awarded $16.6 million in funds to 20 agencies across the country on Dec. 18 to support what it calls “comprehensive planning projects” that improve access to public transportation. [Above photo by the Maryland Transit Administration.] The funds, are made available through the agency’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development or TOD Planning program, […]

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A 24-page report issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General on Dec. 4 noted that the Federal Aviation Administration has not yet completed “phase 1” of required Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program compliance to secure its data systems against cyberattacks. [Graphic via Wikimedia Commons.] “The FAA reported to USDOT that […]

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A new report by the World Health Organization indicates road traffic deaths continue to increase, now topping 1.35 million fatalities annually. The group’s 2018 road safety report also noted that road traffic injuries are now the leading killer of children and young people aged five to 29 worldwide. [Above photo via Wikimedia Commons.] However, the report also […]

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A poll conducted by the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center indicates that 68 percent of older adults and 79 percent of younger adults with disabilities believe locating “alternative transportation” if they could not drive would be “very difficult” or “somewhat difficult,” as both overwhelming said driving their own vehicle is the primary way they […]

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Effective Dec. 17, the Federal Aviation Administration will appoint D. Kirk Shaffer to be associate administrator for airports; overseeing the agency’s Airport Improvement Program as well as national airport planning, airport safety, standards, airport design engineering, and regulatory compliance. [Above photo by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.] In a Dec. 12 statement, the FAA said […]

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