April 18, 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
  • 1:04 pm House Subcommittee Targets Design Changes to Improve Roadway Safety
  • 1:00 pm Work Zone Safety Touted at Kickoff Event in Nation’s Capital
  • 12:58 pm Sec. Chao Reiterates Transportation Budget Priorities in House Testimony
  • 12:53 pm House Subcommittee Hearing Seeks to Stem ‘Misuse’ of Harbor Maintenance Taxes
  • 12:47 pm Proposed Legislation Seeks to Extend Tax Credits for Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Tom Sorel (seen above), director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation, plans to retire April 26 from his position. Ron Henke, the agency’s deputy director for engineering, will serve as interim director until a permanent director is named. [Above photo by the North Dakota DOT.] Appointed as North Dakota DOT’s director by Gov. Doug […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation is distributing $161.25 million in Municipal Aid grant awards to 537 cities and towns across the state – roughly 95 percent of all New Jersey municipalities – to advance road, bridge, safety, and quality-of-life improvements. [Above photo by the New Jersey DOT.] The agency also issued Bikeway Grants to […]

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To strengthen working relationships with Arizona’s 22 Native American Indian tribes – tribes that are key stakeholders in the state’s highway system – the Arizona Department of Transportation plans to host a series of forums to share ideas and provide information on agency resources. [Above photo by Arizona DOT.] Offered in partnership with the Inter […]

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A pilot program launched nearly two years ago to help reduce highway lighting costs is saving money for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. [Above photo by the Alaska DOT&PF.] The agency said in a statement on April 8 that electricity is a “significant part” of its central region operating budget, costing $2.2 […]

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A $175.5 billion fiscal year 2020 budget finalized by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) (seen above) and New York state lawmakers April 1 created a congestion pricing plan for New York City’s central business district, with the money generated from those congestion fees providing funds for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. {Above photo by Mike Groll/Office of […]

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority launched a one-year joint pilot program on April 1 that provides ride-hailing companies with a subsidy on a per-hour basis for every hour they make wheelchair-accessible vehicles or WAVs available for paratransit riders. [Above photo by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.] This program expands on a […]

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The Florida Department of Transportation will continue its suspension of the collection of SunPass and Toll-By-Plate fees and penalties until June 1 by order of Governor Ron DeSantis due to “delayed bills and billing errors” by Conduent, the contractor in charge of managing both systems. [Above photo via Wikimedia Commons.] The agency noted in a […]

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What’s being called a “historic funding agreement” between the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission and the Virginia Department of Transportation commits $3.56 billion to the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion project – an amount to be paid for via the Hampton Roads Transportation Fund from regional sales taxes and fuel taxes. [Above photo by VDOT.] The […]

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A new 54-page report crafted by the Southeast Partnership for Mobility – comprised of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority, and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation – highlights ways to reverse a falloff in transportation funding affecting the southeastern region of Pennsylvania. [Above photo of the Pennsylvania Turnpike via Wikimedia Commons.] Issued in late […]

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The South Dakota Transportation Commission has awarded 28 preservation, rehabilitation, and replacement bridge improvement grants – known as the BIG program – to 22 cities and counties across the state totaling approximately $13.93 million. The BIG program – created in 2015 by Senate Bill 1 – sets aside $7 million per year from funds generated […]

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