June 4, 2020
  • 5:05 pm House T&I Releases Five-Year $494B Surface Transportation Bill
  • 1:06 pm COVID-19 Will Create Long-Term Impact on State DOT Revenues
  • 12:58 pm States Fine-Tune Performance Targets for Highway Safety
  • 12:54 pm TRB Looks at How Transportation May Change Due to COVID-19
  • 12:50 pm Paper Extols Virtues of ITS for Reducing Traffic Congestion

On May 1, President Trump nominated John Kramer, currently the deputy assistant secretary for budget and finance at the U.S. Department of Transportation, to become chief financial officer for the agency. Kramer is also being appointed assistant secretary for budget and programs at USDOT. Kramer, who joined USDOT in December 2017, spent 20 years at […]

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Daniel Harmon (above left) with the Texas Department of Transportation and Bryan Ross (above right) from the Missouri Department of Transportation were two of 29 new members added on April 24 to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee. Established nine years ago, the MTSNAC is made up of leaders from […]

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A proposal made by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army last December to “clarify” federal authority under the Clean Water Act and redefine the term “waters of the United States” or WOTUS would reduce a significant regulatory burden for transportation projects, according to a comment letter filed by the American Association […]

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A new report issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on April 22 highlights “key factors” that “hinder effective consultation on infrastructure projects” between federal agencies and Native American tribes. [Above photo by the Navajo Department of Transportation.] Based on interviews with officials from 57 tribes and 21 federal agencies, as well as comments submitted […]

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The St. Lawrence Seaway, the binational waterway that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, turned 60 years old in April – an occasion highlighted in a blog post by Craig Middlebrook, deputy administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. [Above photo via Wikimedia Commons.] The seaway specifically covers approximately 2,500 miles between […]

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The U.S. Maritime Administration is providing $6.79 million worth of grants to marine highway projects in New York, Louisiana, and Virginia. [Above photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture.] “America’s Marine Highway Program is dedicated to expanding freight movement on the water and this round of grant funding will go a long way towards ensuring that […]

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The Federal Highway Administration provided $9 million in “quick release” emergency relief funds to the Iowa Department of Transportation on April 12 to help repair roads damaged by historic flooding that swamped the Midwest in mid-March. That follows the issuance of $25 million in ER funds to the Nebraska Department of Transportation for flood repairs […]

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According to an annual shared micro-mobility report compiled by the National Association of City Transportation Officials and released on April 17, more than twice as many shared bicycle and e-scooter trips were taken in 2018 – 84 million – compared to 2017. The group noted that 36.5 million of those “micro-mobility” trips were taken on […]

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The Federal Highway Administration and the Maryland Department of Transportation made available on April 17 a 505-page draft version of an environmental assessment for the proposed Washington D.C. to Baltimore Loop Project; the first step in a joint federal-state review of what the U.S. Department of Transportation is calling “non-traditional transportation technology.” [Above photo by […]

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A new study by AAA indicates night driving – the highest fatality rate time slot for both drivers and pedestrians – could be made safer if adaptive driving beam or ADB headlights were allowed to be installed on vehicles in the U.S. [Above photo by Audi.] With ADB technology, a vehicle’s high beams are “always […]

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