December 7, 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
  • 1:00 pm AASHTO Highlights Safety, Formula Funding at Freight System Hearing
  • 12:53 pm FCC’s 5.9 GHz Reallocation Plan Debated at House Hearing
  • 12:46 pm Lack of Reauthorization Could Imperil Future Transportation Infrastructure Spending
  • 12:42 pm USDOT Releases ‘Rule for Rules,’ Codifying Reforms
  • 12:39 pm FTA Awards $423M in Transit Infrastructure Grants

During an Oct. 3 hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Ronald Batory, administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, said that while railroads are “making progress” implementing positive train control or PTC technology, the agency expects that most railroads will need to request an alternative schedule to complete testing, obtain PTC […]

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The USDOT held two separate ceremonies on Oct. 1 to officially award Infrastructure for Rebuilding America or INFRA grants in Illinois and California: one for more than $132 million to the Illinois Department of Transportation and the other for $47 million to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The Illinois DOT’s grant will go […]

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The Federal Transit Administration awarded a $2.2 million competitive grant to the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority in Colorado on Oct. 2 – one of the nation’s largest rural transit agencies – to buy new vehicles for its bus rapid transit or BRT service. The agency also recognized six rural transit systems that “exemplify good community […]

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Many communities in rural Alaska are only accessible by air or by barge, making the transport of both people and goods expensive – an issue well known to the 300 residents of Tanana, Alaska, located 130 miles west of Fairbanks. But a $13.7 million road project – the first major project of its kind to […]

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A new 20-page report issued by the National Safety Council on Oct. 1 stated that 69 percent of workers it polled across the construction, manufacturing, transportation, and utility industries said they are “tired at work,” which the group said “increases the risk of injuries and incidents on the job.” The report, entitled Fatigue in Safety-Critical Industries: Impact, […]

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As emergency funds flowed from the Federal Highway Administration and from Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery or CDBG-DR programs, North and South Carolina braced for more flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence as rivers and lakes overflowed their banks due to the estimated 10 trillion gallons of rainwater dumped on the two […]

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The Federal Transit Administration plans to award $366.2 million in grants for projects aimed at replacing, rehabilitating, and purchasing buses and related equipment, as well as projects for purchasing, rehabilitating, and constructing bus-related facilities, with 107 projects in 50 states and territories targeted for this funding via FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program. “These grants […]

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A new 267-page report compiled by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicates that many motorists are “unaware of the safety limitations” of advanced driver assistance systems or ADAS such as blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning and lane keeping technology. As a result, “false expectations” for ADAS can “easily lead to misuse of the […]

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The advocacy group Alliance to Save Energy issued a new 42-page report on Sept. 26 that calls for cutting U.S. transportation energy use by 50 percent by 2050 – a target the group dubbed the “50×50” goal – while also improving mobility through more use of ride-sharing, electrification, autonomous vehicles, and other technologies. [Above photo courtesy […]

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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is issuing a combined $89.9 million in fiscal year 2018 grants to awarded to states, local communities, tribal entities, and non-profit organizations in support of various safety programs. The agency said in a statement on Sept. 27 that those grants will be used to: train first responders; educate […]

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