July 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
  • 12:28 pm Contentious House Hearing Examines FTA’s CIG Program, HTF Impact
  • 12:20 pm FHWA’s Hendrickson to Become AASHTO’s Deputy Director
  • 12:16 pm GAO Report Finds INFRA Grant Program Lacks Consistency, Transparency
  • 12:11 pm FHWA’s Nason Highlights Need to Reserve 5.9 GHz Spectrum for Transportation
  • 12:07 pm USDOT, FMCSA Step-Up Efforts to Deter Human Trafficking

In a hearing on Capitol Hill held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Oct. 10, Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, hailed new unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV legal provisions within the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which was signed into law by President Trump on […]

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The Federal Highway Administration noted on Oct. 5 that it is preparing to pursue an update to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highway or MUTCD to accommodate the needs of automated vehicles, while affording states and local communities “more opportunities” to be innovative with traffic control system designs. [Above photo […]

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The University of Minnesota received a three-year $1.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation on Oct. 5 to study the potential impact of fully autonomous vehicles on community “health, equity, livability, and prosperity” or HELP, with the Minnesota Department of Transportation tagged to be one of its “partners” in its research effort. “The research […]

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The 16th annual State Farm deer-vehicle collision study, released on Oct. 1, indicates that U.S. motorists are less likely to be involved in a collision with a deer, elk, moose, or caribou in 2018 compared to previous years – and this despite the fact that there are nearly four million more licensed U.S. drivers in 2018 […]

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The Federal Highway Administration published a 22-page Notice of Funding Opportunity in the Federal Register on Oct. 4 to make $300 million available through its Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects or NSFLTP program – with this funding being made available “for the first time” to build and repair roads and bridges that serve […]

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During an Oct. 3 hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Ronald Batory, administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, said that while railroads are “making progress” implementing positive train control or PTC technology, the agency expects that most railroads will need to request an alternative schedule to complete testing, obtain PTC […]

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The USDOT held two separate ceremonies on Oct. 1 to officially award Infrastructure for Rebuilding America or INFRA grants in Illinois and California: one for more than $132 million to the Illinois Department of Transportation and the other for $47 million to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The Illinois DOT’s grant will go […]

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The Federal Transit Administration awarded a $2.2 million competitive grant to the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority in Colorado on Oct. 2 – one of the nation’s largest rural transit agencies – to buy new vehicles for its bus rapid transit or BRT service. The agency also recognized six rural transit systems that “exemplify good community […]

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Many communities in rural Alaska are only accessible by air or by barge, making the transport of both people and goods expensive – an issue well known to the 300 residents of Tanana, Alaska, located 130 miles west of Fairbanks. But a $13.7 million road project – the first major project of its kind to […]

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A new 20-page report issued by the National Safety Council on Oct. 1 stated that 69 percent of workers it polled across the construction, manufacturing, transportation, and utility industries said they are “tired at work,” which the group said “increases the risk of injuries and incidents on the job.” The report, entitled Fatigue in Safety-Critical Industries: Impact, […]

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