October 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
  • 1:02 pm USDOT Secretary Chao Announces New Rural Infrastructure Focus
  • 1:01 pm Transportation Safety, Funding Will Be Emphasis Areas for New AASHTO President
  • 1:00 pm Highway Rights-of-Way May Be Key for Developing Hyperloop
  • 12:59 pm Missouri Governor Calls for ‘Bold’ Transportation Solutions
  • 12:58 pm AAA Says Pedestrian Detection Systems ‘Perform Inconsistently’

The World Economic Forum launched a new collaborative effort on September 23 that seeks to reduce passenger mobility greenhouse gas GHG emissions by 95 percent worldwide via greater use of ridesharing, electric vehicles, and autonomous transportation. [Above photo by Uber.] The WEF’s global new mobility coalition or GNMC – made up of a group of […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration awarded $986 million in infrastructure grants to 354 airports in 44 states, along with Puerto Rico and Micronesia, on September 23 – the fifth allotment out of the $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program funding for airports across the United States. [Above photo by the FAA.] Projects selected for grants include: runway reconstruction […]

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In a September 17 letter, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials formally endorsed efforts underway at the U.S. Department of Transportation to streamline the documentation requirements for National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA compliance efforts, as well as supporting the application of the One Federal Decision process to state DOT projects. [Above […]

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National rail safety education nonprofit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. and Operation Lifesaver Canada are holding the annual Rail Safety Week public outreach event September 22-28 this year with the support of the U.S. Department of Transportation, state departments of transportation, and other organizations. [Above photo by the National Transportation Safety Board.] The organization noted in a statement […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is making $19.2 million in grant funding available to support “comprehensive planning” for public transit projects by encouraging ridership, improving transit access, or supporting economic and mixed-use development near public transportation projects. The agency issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity on September 18 for that grant money, noting that applicants must […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration issued a status update on the implementation of positive train control or PTC technology for the second quarter this year on September 9, with PTC systems in operation on roughly 87 percent of the nearly 58,000 route miles required by Congress – a 4 percent increase over the first quarter. [Photo […]

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A study conducted by INRIX Research indicates that 48 percent of all car trips in the most congested metropolitan areas across the United States cover less than three miles – representing a “major opportunity” for “micromobility” such as shared bicycle, e-bike, and e-scooter services to reduce traffic congestion and decrease vehicle emissions while boosting “local […]

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The Federal Highway Administration provided $871.2 million in Emergency Relief or ER funds to help 39 states – as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and tribal governments – make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events over the last three […]

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A team of Purdue University engineers is using roadway sensors to compile data on “concrete maturity” during select highway patching and paving projects – a project that seeks to establish “evidence-based recommendations” on the optimal time to re-open highways to traffic once construction activity is completed. [Above Photo by Erin Easterling for Purdue University.] The […]

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A new report from British consulting firm Urban Transport Group indicates that the viability of mobility-as-a-service or MaaS as a global transportation strategy hinges on three key factors – one of them involving its ability to reduce traffic congestion. The MaaS concept focuses on combining and accessing on-demand transportation options, such as car-sharing, ride-hailing and public transit, via […]

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