November 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
  • 12:42 pm State DOTs Reiterate Benefits of TIM Training at Safety Summit
  • 12:37 pm AASHTO Issues Second Coalition Rescission Repeal Letter
  • 12:36 pm Tariff Report Highlights Raw Material Cost Concerns
  • 12:23 pm USDOT Releases $900M in BUILD Grants
  • 12:19 pm House T&I Amtrak Hearing Airs State-Level Rail Concerns

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) (above at podium) and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) announced a bi-state, bipartisan accord on November 12 that seeks to create a new unified Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) highway system to replace the aging American Legion Bridge in part via public-private partnerships or P3s. [Above photo via the Virginia Governor’s […]

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The Ohio Department of Transportation received approval to invest an additional $398 million into new highway and road projects over the next four years; projects approved by its Transportation Review Advisory Council, known as TRAC, on November 6. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT.] “As Ohio’s economy continues to grow, we must be able to address […]

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Some $610 million in funding is being made available to help California communities build more housing as well as increase transit and active transportation options close to job centers and services – money augmented by the release of $279 million from a separate housing grant program. [Above photo by Caltrain.] “Sky-high housing costs are putting the […]

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To improve the detection of streambed erosion and degradation around a bridge’s substructure, the Michigan Department of Transportation is deploying four unmanned surface vessels or USVs equipped with sonar and a topside camera; a vessel allows inspectors to take measurements and capture images while positioned safely on the shoreline. [Above photo by the Michigan DOT.] […]

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Beginning this month, the Hawaii Department of Transportation will mail “driving reports” to thousands of vehicle owners across the state to gather mileage data as part of the agency’s three-year study of whether a road usage charge or RUC could effectively function as a replacement for the state’s motor fuels tax. [Above photo by the […]

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A $6.5 million dust storm detection and warning system developed by the Arizona Department of Transportation is slated to begin operation along a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 10 south of Phoenix in the coming weeks. That money came from a $54 million federal grant the agency received for widening stretches of I-10 between the towns […]

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A $21 billion transportation plan proposed by Governor Ned Lamont (D) on November 7 would invest $14 billion in Connecticut’s roads and bridges plus $7 billion in its public transit systems over the next decade – and would rely on interstate bridge tolls for part of that funding. [Above photo via the Connecticut Governor’s Office.] […]

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The Nevada Department of Transportation reported on November 7 that construction is now halfway done on the state’s second longest bridge: a 2,635-foot-long highway “flyover” structure that will connect northbound U.S. Highway 95 to the westbound 215 Beltway in northwest Las Vegas. [Above photo by Nevada DOT.] That flyover – which provides direct freeway-to-freeway connections […]

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet tapped a design-build team led by Hall Contracting and American Engineers Inc. for its four-year, $180 million I-Move Kentucky interstate project that includes improvements to I-265, I-71 and I-64 through a heavily traveled corridor in Jefferson and Oldham counties near Louisville. [Above photo by the KYTC.] Planning and pre-construction activities for […]

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The Kansas Department of Transportation recently awarded $39 million in grants to 22 transportation projects as part of its new Cost Share Program launched in September; projects that represent a total of nearly $74 million in state, local, federal and private investment in transportation improvements statewide. [Above photo by the Kansas DOT.] “These projects demonstrate […]

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