September 18, 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
  • 12:31 pm Coalition Letter Continues to Urge Repeal of Rescission
  • 12:25 pm Tolling, Congestion Pricing Debated at House Hearing
  • 12:22 pm Letter Argues AV Safety Must be “Paramount Concern”
  • 12:15 pm EPA, Dept. of the Army Formally Repeal 2015 WOTUS Rule
  • 12:12 pm INRIX Study Highlights Potential of Micromobility

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities is continuing to conduct safety assessments of state and public owned facilities in locations affected by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck the state on Nov. 30. [Above photo by Alaska DOT&PF.] The agency said it has identified 123 facilities for assessment and as of a Dec. […]

READ MORE

The Federal Transit Administration helped celebrate the opening new Bus Rapid Transit or BRT line in Jacksonville, FL, on Dec. 3, while also finalizing a $149 million Full Funding Grant Agreement or FFGA with the Orange County Transportation Authority for the Orange County Streetcar – formerly known as Santa Ana/Garden Grove Streetcar – in California […]

READ MORE

As the Federal Aviation Administration prepares to issue a long-awaited rulemaking regarding the identification and tracking of unmanned aerial system or UAS devices, typically called drones, the agency is changing up its leadership ranks. [Above photo by Andrew Turner.] On Nov. 29, the FAA promoted Earl Lawrence to executive director for aircraft certification, succeeding Dorenda […]

READ MORE

The Federal Transit Administration is allocating $281 million worth of additional fiscal year 2018 federal funding to five transit projects in Arizona, California, Minnesota, and Texas. The agency said in a statement on Nov. 28 that this funding will be provided through its Capital Investment Grants or CIG program. [Above photo by Valley Metro.] Those […]

READ MORE

The Federal Railroad Administration issued a final rule on Nov. 21 establishing what it calls “modern, performance-based safety standards for railroad passenger equipment” while also “paving the way” for high-speed passenger train travel as fast as 220 miles per hour. The agency also issued a third quarter “status report” on Nov. 21 that updated railroad […]

READ MORE

On Nov. 21, Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., and Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, released what they dubbed a “discussion draft” of legislation aimed at revising the renewable fuel standard or RFS established more than a decade ago: a bill called the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act. “I’ve been engaged in the biofuel debate my entire career […]

READ MORE

A new report issued by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on Nov. 28 presents what the group calls a “research roadmap” to address “gaps and uncertainties” in estimating the impacts of proposed changes in truck size and weight limits. [Above photo by Arkansas DOT.] The Federal Highway Administration tasked the National Academies to develop […]

READ MORE

As part of its National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week efforts, the Federal Highway Administration held a traffic incident management or TIM program meeting on Nov. 13 at USDOT’s Washington, D.C., headquarters with executives from groups aligned with FHWA’s national TIM outreach efforts. [Pictured above, left to right: Wyoming DOT’s Bill Panos, FHWA’s Mark Kehrli, […]

READ MORE

The results of a recent survey conducted by AAA discerned that there is a “gap” in “consumer understanding” of partially automated driving systems based on the names given to the technology. [Above photo via AAA.] The group found that 40 percent of the 1,003 adult U.S. drivers it polled expect partially automated driving systems – […]

READ MORE

The Federal Highway Administration recently released a new “workbook” designed to illustrate 13 strategies that have been successfully used to accelerate “multimodal” projects. [Above photo by the Seattle DOT.] The agency said its Strategies for Accelerating Multimodal Project Delivery workbook is designed to address the “growing demand for an integrated transportation network” while recognizing that […]

READ MORE