August 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
  • 12:26 pm Survey Finds Consumers “Lack Confidence” in Autonomous & All-Electric Vehicles
  • 12:22 pm AASHTO President: “Transportation Represents Freedom”
  • 12:19 pm Leadership Reset Underway for Several Transportation Agencies
  • 12:13 pm IIHS Study: Street-Level Protected Bike Lanes Need Improvements
  • 12:08 pm FRA Unveils NOFO for $244M in FY 2019 CRISI Grants

Eight transportation projects spearheaded by six state departments of transportation were honored with awards from the Mid-America Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials on August 14; the third of four regional competitions leading up to the 12th annual America’s Transportation Awards event. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT.] Sponsored by the American Association of […]

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A 172-page report issued by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on August 8 quantifies levels of traffic congestion being suffered statewide and recommends a series of solutions ranging from transit improvements and more telecommuting to the possibility of establishing “congestion pricing” and managed traffic lanes to mitigate delays. [Above photo by MassDOT.] Governor Charlie Baker […]

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The Nevada Department of Transportation, along with the Federal Highway Administration and the City of Las Vegas, held a celebration of sorts on August 8 to mark the “substantial completion” of a three-year, $1 billion highway retooling effort called Project Neon – the largest and most expensive public works job ever undertaken during the state’s […]

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The New Mexico Department of Transportation is partnering with vanpool provider Commute with Enterprise to provide commuters traveling to and from the cities of Farmington, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Las Cruces with a vanpooling option through the “NM Go!” program. [Above photo by Commute with Enterprise.] The “NM Go!” program aims to help expand and enhance regional transportation […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation spent nearly $133 million dollars to clear roads during the 2018-19 winter season, with its snowplow crews “facing some of the most severe weather in the state in a decade,” according to the agency’s annual winter maintenance report released on August 7. [Above photo by Minnesota DOT.] The annual report […]

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems – known as UAS or drones – took center stage in North Carolina and Kansas this week as the former hosted its second annual global drone summit, while the latter received permission on August 14 to conduct the first ever Beyond Visual Line of Sight or BVLOS drone operation without a requirement […]

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A new “cost-share” program created by the Missouri General Assembly this year provides $50 million to the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Economic Development to build “partnerships” with local entities in support of local road and bridge projects. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT] The Governor’s Transportation Cost-Share Program provides financial […]

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A transportation bill signed into law on Aug. 6 by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) (seen above) will, among other things, create a new office within the Wisconsin Department of Transportation; an office responsible for “facilitating” faster delivery times for infrastructure projects. The bill, 2019 Wisconsin Act 18: Creates a new office within the Wisconsin […]

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The Oregon Department of Transportation launched a public outreach campaign on Aug. 6 that will run through 2020 to educate residents about transportation funding and the need for new ways to pay for the state’s roads and bridges. Dubbed “Keep Oregon Connected” and funded in part with a federal grant, the campaign seeks to explain […]

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The term is indeed a mouthful – “geosynthetic reinforced soil-integrated bridge system” – but it is a technique new to the Arizona Department of Transportation to not only speed up the replacement of the Interstate 40 bridge at Meteor City Road but to help lower the cost of maintaining it in the future. [Above photo […]

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