January 29, 2020
  • 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
  • 6:33 am State DOTs Detail Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts at USDOT Event
  • 12:44 pm House T&I Critical of FCC’s Proposed 5.9 GHz Rulemaking
  • 12:43 pm Survey: Roads Rank High on Mayoral Infrastructure Wish-List
  • 12:39 pm Greenbelt: The Town that Influenced Transportation
  • 12:37 pm State DOT CEOs Address Role of Equity in Transportation

The interstate highway system will become increasingly unreliable and congested – plus costlier to operate, maintain, and repair – if new funding sources are not located and the commitment between the states and federal government is not “re-strengthened.” [Above photo by Missouri DOT.] Those were the main takeaways from speeches by Norman Augustine and Norman […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials filed two policy letters on Jan. 11, the first providing comments on proposed rule on proprietary products issued by the Federal Highway Administration last November and the second commenting on a proposed waiver that would allow deployment of Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything or C-V2X technology in the 5.9 […]

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The formation of a new advocacy group and the publication of a new “playbook” by a separate organization are seeking to increase the focus on developing more shared “micro-mobility” services such as ride-hailing, dockless bikes, electric scooters, and other transportation options now being rapidly deployed in cities across the country. [Above photo by Ford Motor […]

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A new 35-page report from the Governors Highway Safety Association identifies “excessive vehicle speed” as a persistent factor in nearly one-third of all motor vehicle-related fatalities and particularly threatens the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists by not only increasing the chances of a crash, but also increasing the risk of serious injury or death when crashes occur. […]

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The White House re-filed several nominations for transportation-related posts made during the 115th Congress who remained unconfirmed by the Senate following the close of that session. Meanwhile, in the House of Representatives, Democrat and Republican rosters were set for the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure The Trump administration submitted in excess of 100 nominations on […]

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A “convergence” of several “transformative technologies” are expected to impact U.S. society and the transportation industry as well in 2019, according to a new whitepaper published by research firm IHS Markit on Jan. 3. [Above photo by Andrew Turner] Entitled “The Top Trends of 2019: Powered by Transformative Technology,” the whitepaper suggests that video technology, […]

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Eight states – Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin – have officially launched a truck parking information management system or TPIMS to help truck drivers more easily locate available commercial vehicle parking spaces at both state-run rest areas and select private truck stops around the Midwest. [Above photo via Wikimedia Commons] The […]

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Days before formally becoming Speaker of the House of Representatives for the second time, Nancy Pelosi tapped Rep. Kathy Castor, D-FL, to be the chair of the new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis – a committee that played a role in the creation of the 2007 energy act and the 2009 stimulus act, which included $90 billion in […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau provided the Dallas Area Rapid Transit or DART system with a $908 million Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing or RRIF direct loan on Dec. 21 to help finance the Cotton Belt Corridor Regional Rail Project. [Above photo by Jeffrey Beall.] The Cotton Belt Corridor Regional Rail Project […]

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An analysis of employee drug tests conducted by Quest Diagnostics indicates that U.S. workforce drug use has increased each year – and by double-digits over two years – between 2015 and 2017 in five of 16 major U.S. industry sectors, with the largest increase in “positivity rates” occurring in transportation and warehousing. [Above drug testing […]

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