August 24, 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
  • 1:04 pm State DOTs Sign Letter Supporting Preservation of 5.9 GHz Spectrum
  • 1:01 pm America’s Top 12 Transportation Projects Vying for Two Prestigious Awards
  • 12:55 pm Traffic Congestion Keeps Climbing, Says Latest Urban Mobility Report
  • 12:51 pm WOTUS Rule Loses Again in Federal Court
  • 12:40 pm Researchers Seeking Ways to Toughen Infrastructure Against Tsunamis

The USDOT’s Build America Bureau is going to provide a $5.95 million Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing or RRIF loan to the Port of Everett in the State of Washington to help fund its Marine Terminal Rail Improvements Phase II Project. The Bureau, which administers the RRIF credit program, functions as a “one-stop shop” to […]

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The latest research updates for an annual study overseen by the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota estimates the impact of traffic congestion on access to jobs indicates that Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco are now the top three U.S. metropolitan areas for “loss in job accessibility” due to traffic congestion. [Above […]

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The U.S. Census Bureau unveiled a new data visualization tool on Oct. 17 that allows the general public to explore the connections between higher education and job-training programs to subsequent employment and earnings. [Above photo by Utah DOT.] The agency said it is building such data sets via its Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes pilot program project, through which […]

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A “feasibility study” conducted by global infrastructure firm Black & Veatch reportedly “verifies” that the first long-distance route proposed by the Virgin Hyperloop One company for its high-speed passenger and freight transport system along the Interstate 70 corridor through Missouri is “safe and sustainable.” [Above photo by Virginia Hyperloop One.] “We worked collaboratively with stakeholders […]

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The Federal Transit Administration noted in a statement on Oct. 22 that the California Public Utilities Commission – responsible for seven different public transit agencies – and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation obtained federal certification of their rail transit State Safety Oversight or SSO programs. The California Public Utilities Commission is responsible for providing safety oversight […]

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Tom Everett (seen above) will step into the role of executive director of the Federal Highway Administration on Oct. 22; a longtime agency veteran who is considered a “national authority” on developing and implementing highway infrastructure policies and performance standards. He replaces Cheryl Walker, FHWA’s acting executive director since June 1, who took that role […]

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According to a new survey by infrastructure firm HNTB, a majority of Americans believe traffic congestion on their roads and highways has worsened since 2017 and that they are willing to pay higher taxes and tolls to fund infrastructure maintenance or new construction to help reduce that congestion. [Above photo by VDOT.] The results of […]

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A study released by the American Transportation Research Institute on Oct. 18 said that traffic congestion on the U.S. national highway system or NHS added nearly $74.5 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2016, which is a 0.5 percent increase over the costs of traffic congestion calculated for truckers in 2015. [Above […]

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A new study compiled by research firm IHS Markit projects that diesel will remain the “primary fuel” of commercial vehicles for the foreseeable future, with 66 percent of new medium- and heavy-duty trucks sold nationally predicted to be equipped by diesel-only or diesel-hybrid powertrains in 2040, compared to nearly 80 percent today. [Above photo by […]

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By the end of this year, USDOT said in a statement on Oct. 10 that it will have made more than $63.9 billion in fiscal year 2018 available in multi-modal discretionary and formula transportation investments, along with $1.6 billion in fiscal year 2017 discretionary funds – dollars the agency views as “seed money” to encourage […]

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