December 7, 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
  • 1:00 pm AASHTO Highlights Safety, Formula Funding at Freight System Hearing
  • 12:53 pm FCC’s 5.9 GHz Reallocation Plan Debated at House Hearing
  • 12:46 pm Lack of Reauthorization Could Imperil Future Transportation Infrastructure Spending
  • 12:42 pm USDOT Releases ‘Rule for Rules,’ Codifying Reforms
  • 12:39 pm FTA Awards $423M in Transit Infrastructure Grants

New principles may be needed to guide the “interaction” between connected and autonomous vehicles or CAVs and railroad crossings as CAVs will require “brighter” signs and even data connections with crossing guard equipment in order to operate effectively. Those were some of the takeaways from a panel discussion held March 6 during a two-day Second […]

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An executive order issued by Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto (seen above) on March 4 is being touted as a “national model” to guide autonomous vehicle testing in cities and communities around the world. The mayor’s order, which designates the city’s department of mobility and infrastructure as the “principal point of contact” for the five entities currently […]

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A 44-page report issued by the National Association of Manufacturers notes that U.S. investment in infrastructure is now one-third of what it was in 1960; an inadequate level the group believes will lead to the loss of 5.8 million jobs by 2040. [Above photo by VDOT.] “Infrastructure investment means jobs. It means safer families, better […]

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The National Roadway Safety Awards is a competition sponsored every two years by the Federal Highway Administration and the Roadway Safety Foundation to recognize transportation organizations – including state departments of transportation – that have made “verifiable and significant strides” toward improving the safety of our nation’s highways through infrastructure improvements or operational improvements. In […]

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The Federal Transit Administration officially announced on Feb. 28 that Florida, New Jersey, and New York obtained federal certification of their rail transit state safety oversight or SSO programs, in advance of an important safety deadline. [Above photo of the Miami Dade Transit Metrorail by Phillip Pessar.] The FTA noted in a statement that federal […]

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An information hearing held by the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Feb. 26 examined how changes to infrastructure policy could help the U.S. transportation system “mitigate and adapt to climate change.” [Above photo via House T&I Committee.] Committee Vice Chair Salud Carbajal, R-Calif., led the four-hour hearing and presented prepared remarks on […]

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A 30-page report crafted from a year-long population survey of Bend, Ore., found that its residents shared a similar view of transportation issues resulting from city growth despite different backgrounds, income levels, and ages. Those findings – released in mid-February – also reflect trends occurring at the national level. [Above photo of Bend, Ore., via […]

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On the heels of the Federal Railroad Administration pulling back funding for California’s high-speed rail project, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, (seen above) has introduced a bill to require full public disclosure of the cost and timeline of government-funded projects that are over budget and behind schedule. [Above photo by Gage Skidmore.] Dubbed the “Billion Dollar […]

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A new report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association on Feb. 28 projects that pedestrian fatalities will number 6,227 in 2018; a 4 percent jump from the 5,977 pedestrian deaths recorded in 2017 and the highest number in nearly three decades. [Above photo via Pixabay.] For this report, the group said in a statement that it […]

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Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., (seen above) chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, is planning to hold a hearing on Feb. 26 focused on the links between the transportation industry and climate change and what policy initiatives need to be developed as a result of that relationship – including some of […]

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