October 15, 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
  • 1:02 pm USDOT Secretary Chao Announces New Rural Infrastructure Focus
  • 1:01 pm Transportation Safety, Funding Will Be Emphasis Areas for New AASHTO President
  • 1:00 pm Highway Rights-of-Way May Be Key for Developing Hyperloop
  • 12:59 pm Missouri Governor Calls for ‘Bold’ Transportation Solutions
  • 12:58 pm AAA Says Pedestrian Detection Systems ‘Perform Inconsistently’

On October 2, Missouri Governor Mike Parson (R) held a press conference with Senator Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Missouri Department of Transportation leadership, members of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, and other local officials to review the upcoming effort to replace the I-70 Rocheport Bridge spanning the Missouri River – a project expected to cost […]

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On October 8, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) (seen above at left) and Stephanie Pollack (in above photo at right), secretary of transportation for Massachusetts, appeared with Steve Poftak, general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, at a hearing before the state legislature in support of a proposed bill seeking an additional $18 billion […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation made a series of “schedule adjustments and refinements” to its Major Mobility Investment Program or MMIP on October 8 by adding a slew of highway projects to that effort; an effort described as by the agency as “an ambitious program” to “build a better Georgia” through enhanced mobility and safety, […]

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The Washington State Ferries – a division of the Washington State Department of Transportation – rolled out a new “whale alert” mobile phone application and web-based warning system to provide ferry captains with more accurate and updated location information for southern resident Orcas and other whale species throughout Puget Sound area. [Above photo by the […]

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A regional coalition of 12 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, including the District of Columbia, highlighted key low carbon transportation policy proposals in an interim report on October 1 that they plan to finalize by the end of 2019. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] Building off the broader goals the group – called the Transportation […]

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The Vermont Agency of Transportation launched a statewide bus locator tool, called the Transit App, on October 1; a free mobile application that displays the actual location of a bus operating on any transit route within Vermont. [Above photo courtesy of VTrans.] “We are excited to bring this level of information to our bus riders,” […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to a host a three-day technology challenge aimed at turning its traffic light data into safety applications that can be used to support autonomous vehicles. [Above photo by Cedric Mohr for the Georgia DOT.] The agency said in a statement that the winning team will receive $75,000 to further […]

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Researchers at the University of Alabama are embarking on a three-year $16.8 million project to transform the roads and highways in the Tuscaloosa area into a “smart transportation network” that is safer, less congested, and more environmentally friendly. [Above photo of the West Central Region Traffic Center – a command and control center established by […]

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The Washington State Department of Transportation is widening its use of automated flagger assistance devices or AFADs – more commonly called “robo flaggers” – as a way to reduce the risks faced by highway work crews. According to a blog post, the agency said such portable flagging devices – first used by WSDOT on a […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation began distributing more than $147.5 million in State Street-Aid to Municipalities on September 27, also known as the Powell Bill fund, to 508 cities and towns across the state. [Above photo by the NCDOT.] The agency made an initial allocation of almost $73.8 million and plans a second allocation of […]

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