August 11, 2020
  • 11:46 am AASHTO’s Tymon Named a ‘Top 25 Newsmaker’ by ENR
  • 11:43 am MIT: Fully Autonomous Vehicles Remain a Decade Away
  • 11:39 am Podcast: AASHTO’s Tymon Talks National Infrastructure Needs
  • 11:36 am Study: Carpool Payments Would Reduce Traffic Congestion
  • 11:33 am FAA Awards Grants for Drone Emergency Response Research
 

The Federal Highway Administration provided more than $705.7 million in emergency relief or ER funds on Feb. 5 to 34 states, along with American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to help repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other “unexpected events” such as earthquakes. [Above photo of Hurricane Harvey aftermath via […]

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New analysis issued by cybersecurity-focused venture firm Allegis Cyber indicates that data breaches resulting from cyberattacks are expected to increase in 2019 – with transportation one of the industries warned “not to let their guard down.” [Above photo via PixBay.] “The next spate of [cyber]attacks could be the worst yet … because more effective malware […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation provided more than $60 million in funding for 32 university transportation centers or UTCs on Feb. 5 around the country; consortiums of two- and four-year colleges and universities that form what the agency calls a “unique center” for a specific transportation research topic. [Above photo by Texas A&M University.] Working […]

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New research by AAA indicates that electric vehicle driving range may decrease drastically in extreme cold weather; a decrease exacerbated by use of the vehicle’s heating-ventilation-air-conditioning or HVAC system. [Above photo via AAA.] The group’s analysis – released Feb. 7 and based on tests involving five electric car models – showed that when temperatures dip […]

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The world is “in the midst of a truly revolutionary era in transportation,” according to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, with the development of drones and autonomous vehicles just two of many new technologies that offer the potential to increase safety while creating new goods and services. [Above photo by Ford Motor Co.] “They […]

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A new study by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Georgia Tech claims that a single percentage-point increase in mass transit ridership is associated with a 0.473 percentage-point lower obesity rate in counties across the United States. [Above photo by the Federal Transit Administration.] That eight-page study is based on “computational analysis” […]

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A 108-page report issued by the Brookings Institution on Jan. 24 indicates that some of the “most vulnerable jobs” for replacement by automation and/or artificial intelligence-based systems are those in office administration, production, transportation, and food preparation. [Above photo by the U.S. Dept. of Defense.] The group said such jobs are deemed to face “high […]

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The American Traffic Safety Services Association Foundation is opening the application process for several scholarship programs focused on highlighting the need for greater roadway safety The first is the Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship, which provides post-high school education financial assistance to children and spouses of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in roadway work zones, […]

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State departments of transportation are viewed as one of many “modal connectors” within the United States that can help reduce if not stop altogether the global crime of human trafficking, noted Paul Anderson, president and CEO of the Port of Tampa Bay, in a Jan. 23 webinar sponsored by the American Association of Port Authorities. […]

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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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