February 18, 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
  • 11:32 am President’s FY 2021 Budget Proposes $1T of Total Infrastructure Investment
  • 11:31 am Safety, Reliability Key Issues at Autonomous Vehicle Hearing
  • 11:26 am Improving Railroad Crossing Safety Focus of House Hearing
  • 11:22 am Trump Administration Issues PNT Policy for Critical Infrastructure
  • 11:19 am FTA Offering New Grant Funding for Transit Bus, Ferry Projects

Governor Laura Kelly (D) (seen above) and Julie Lorenz, secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation, unveiled a new transportation program called FORWARD on February 12; a program designed, in part, to be “flexible, responsive, and rolling” so major transportation projects are selected every two years instead of once a decade. [Above photo by Kansas […]

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In his state-of-the-state address on February 5, Governor Larry Hogan (R) called upon Maryland’s legislature to fund his plan to advance the Howard Street Tunnel project, aimed at “improving Baltimore City’s infrastructure, increase business at the Port of Baltimore, and bring thousands of jobs to the region.” [Above photo by the Maryland Governor’s Office.] That […]

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said on February 6 that it plans to accelerate infrastructure projects for several subway and commuter rail lines during calendar year 2020 in order to improve service, safety, and reliability “on a faster timeline.” [Above photo by the Massachusetts Governor’s Office.] According to the agency’s 2020 Infrastructure Acceleration Plan, work […]

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Revenue from a new payroll tax implemented as part of HB 2017 Keep Oregon Moving legislation passed three years ago is allowing the Oregon Department of Transportation to beef up investments in public transportation statewide. [Above photo by the Oregon DOT.] In a Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund Report issued by the agency on February 5, the Oregon DOT […]

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Following the unveiling of a new state logo (seen above) by Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell (R) on February 12, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation was tasked to install new roadside welcome signs at 10 major entry points along state highways and interstates in the next few days, along with 75 smaller signs in other […]

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Countering the impact of winter weather on a state’s transportation system is an expensive and tough task; one the Missouri Department of Transportation knows all too well. For example, the agency spent more than $64 million on winter operations in 2018, in part to cover the costs of its snow plows disbursing: more than 180,000 […]

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On February 4, Governor Roy Cooper (D) named Eric Boyette (seen above) to serve as the next Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the NCDOT.] Boyette, who currently serves as the Secretary and State Chief Information Officer of the N.C. Department of Information Technology, will transition to his new role […]

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In her second state of the state address on January 28, Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) (seen above) proposed that the State Transportation Commission issue $3.5 billion worth of bonds to fund a “Rebuild Michigan” program would nearly double the amount of funds available to fix roads over the next five years and help speed up […]

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In his final state of the state speech on January 30, Governor Gary Herbert (R) (seen above at podium) said he is earmarking a $34 million “down payment” toward improvements in heavy rail, light rail, and bus transit within his proposed fiscal year 2021 budget for the state of Utah, along with $66 million to […]

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet presented its 2020 Recommended Highway Plan to state legislators on January 28, which includes an intention to invest $100 million over two years to improve safety conditions on rural roads. [Above photo by the KYTC.] It also infuses $8 million over two years to install more than 100 miles of new […]

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