August 17, 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
  • 12:26 pm Survey Finds Consumers “Lack Confidence” in Autonomous & All-Electric Vehicles
  • 12:22 pm AASHTO President: “Transportation Represents Freedom”
  • 12:19 pm Leadership Reset Underway for Several Transportation Agencies
  • 12:13 pm IIHS Study: Street-Level Protected Bike Lanes Need Improvements
  • 12:08 pm FRA Unveils NOFO for $244M in FY 2019 CRISI Grants

The Federal Transit Administration awarded $84.9 million in grants to 38 projects in 38 states on July 26 via its Low- or No-Emission or “Low-No” program that funds transit bus projects centered around “advanced propulsion” technologies. Eligible projects include the purchase or lease of buses powered by technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells, battery-electric engines, […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation officially awarded nearly $856 million worth of Infrastructure for Rebuilding America or INFRA grants to fund 20 projects across the country during a special event at its Washington, D.C. headquarters on July 25 – with 12 state departments of transportation winning grants for a variety of highway, railroad, and bridge […]

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National legislation aimed at improving ride-hailing safety contains a worrisome penalty for state governments: a one percent reduction in federal highway funding if states do not quickly implement new rules for transportation network companies or TNCs, such as Uber and Lyft. Introduced June 14 by Rep. Thomas Suozzi, D-NY, and Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., the […]

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Global delivery company United Parcel Service aims to establish a commercial drone delivery subsidiary and has filed for Part 135 certification from the Federal Aviation Administration so it can conduct flight operations beyond line of sight, at night, and with an unlimited number of drones and operators in command. [Above photo by UPS.] The new […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on July 24 that would mandate the installation of inward- and outward-facing image recording devices on all lead locomotives in intercity rail or commuter rail passenger trains – devices that must record imagery while said locomotive is in motion and retain that data in a […]

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A final rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on July 16 that permanently bans drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle or CMV is the latest deterrent effort launched by a U.S. Department of Transportation agency, based in part from a final report submitted by USDOT’s Advisory Committee […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police launched a new $2.3 million grant program on July 15 to fund Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement and Drug Recognition Expert training to state and local law enforcement, judges, and prosecutors. Training courses are expected to begin later this year, the […]

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Six projects from four northeastern state departments of transportation received top honors in the second of four regional America’s Transportation Awards competitions. Sponsored by AASHTO, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the 12th annual America’s Transportation Awards competition is comprised of three categories. The first is “Quality of Life/Community Development,” which recognizes projects that […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is allocating $300 million in fiscal year 2019 funding via its Capital Investment Grants or CIG program to rail transit projects in Arizona, California, and Washington, pushing its total of CIG-sponsored projects over the last two years to 25 overall worth approximately $7.63 billion in funding commitments. [Above photo by the FTA.] […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration awarded $477 million in airport infrastructure grants to 264 airports in 45 states, the Pacific Islands, and the District of Columbia on July 9, which follows $495 million in similar grants to 327 airports in 46 States and the Pacific Islands on June 24. [Above photo by Atlanta Hartsfield Int’l Airport.] […]

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