January 24, 2020
  • 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
  • 7:09 am House T&I Committee Criticizes FCC Effort to Open Up 5.9 GHz Spectrum
  • 12:29 pm USDOT Stresses Need to Reserve 5.9 GHz Channel at TRB
  • 12:27 pm USDOT’s Chao Highlights New Vehicle Safety Initiatives at TRB
  • 12:19 pm State DOTs Renew Focus on Ways to Reduce Traffic Fatalities
  • 12:13 pm State DOT Roundtable Highlights Asset Management Needs

Governor Kim Reynolds (R) appointed Stuart Anderson (seen above) on January 10 to serve as interim director for the Iowa Department of Transportation, replacing Mark Lowe who announced his resignation last year. “Stuart brings a wealth of transportation experience and will provide steady leadership to the department until a permanent Director is appointed,” said Gov. […]

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In his 2020 “State of the State” address on January 15 before the Missouri General Assembly, Governor Mike Parson (R) called for further investments in the state’s infrastructure, including $4 million in disaster recovery funds and another $50 million for its new transportation cost-share program. [Above photo by the Missouri Governor’s Office.] “We have made […]

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Just over 1,900 local governments received the first round of the additional local road funding provided by the state’s 2019-2021 budget on January; a total of more than $132 million from the General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids managed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. [Above photo via the Wisconsin Governor’s […]

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Governor Kay Ivey (R) and the Alabama Department of Transportation awarded a total of $7 million in funding for 31 local road and bridge projects on January 16; monies made available through the state’s Annual Grant Program, created under the Rebuild Alabama Act. [Above photo by Hal Yeager/Alabama Governor’s Office.] “An investment in our roads […]

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The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities opened a draft of its Alaska Marine Highway System or AMHS Economic Reshaping Report for public review on January 16. [Above photo by the Alaska DOT&PF.] The agency said this 154-page report seeks to identify potential reductions to the State of Alaska’s financial obligation and/or liability as […]

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On January 16, the North Dakota Department of Transportation launched a re-designed website that it said will provide customers and visitors with a more “visually appealing” and “user-friendly” experience. “As an organization, we really value customer service and are always looking for opportunities to improve,” said Bill Panos, North Dakota DOT’s director, in a statement. […]

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More than 100 spectators, including North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D), attended an autonomous air taxi demonstration event hosted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation on January 7 in Raleigh, N.C. [Above photo via the NCDOT.] While Federal Aviation Administration guidelines required that the demonstration flight be unmanned, NCDOT said the Chinese-built EHang EH […]

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Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) unveiled a plan on January 6 to create the Empire Station Complex in New York City; an interconnected train and subway complex crafted from the current Penn Station rail/subway station and a new parcel of land plus the soon-to-be completed Moynihan Train Hall. [Above photo via the New York Governor’s Office.] […]

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Tumbleweeds stacked 20 to 30 feet high blocked a two-mile section of rural highway in Washington state on New Year’s Eve and into the first day of 2020 – burying five vehicles, trapping others for several hours, and forcing hundreds more to detour or turn around. [Above photo by WSDOT.] Dubbed “Tumblegeddon” by a Washington […]

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Governor Charlie Baker (R) filed a $74.2 million supplemental budget bill with the Massachusetts legislature on January 3 to broadly address “ongoing critical funding needs” for the state, including a further $18 million to support Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) infrastructure and safety investments. [Above photo by the Massachusetts Governor’s Office.] The governor noted in […]

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