January 18, 2022
  • 12:40 pm TRB Panel Examines Ways to Create Equity in Transportation
  • 12:36 pm TRB Panel Highlights Potential Impact of $1.2T IIJA
  • 12:32 pm Senate Confirms Bose as the 15th FRA Administrator
  • 12:31 pm Buttigieg Talks Equity, Safety in TRB Plenary Speech
  • 12:29 pm FHWA Launches $27B Bridge Formula Program

Louis Gambaccini (above) who helped create the NJ Transit agency and served as its first chairman during a transportation career that spanned over five decades, died at his home in Skillman, New Jersey, on Aug. 19. He was 87 years old. “Lou Gambaccini’s dedication to transportation was in a class by itself,” noted New Jersey […]

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From Aug. 14 through Aug. 15, work crews from railroad companies Amtrak and CSX Transportation rebuilt four railroad “diamond” crossings at Wayne Junction near Wayne, Michigan – crossings jointly owned by the Michigan Department of Transportation and CSX. The agency said it paid 25 percent of the cost to replace those crossings – used by […]

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Photo: Illinois DOT. The Illinois Department of Transportation issued a formal request for information on Aug. 22 to private sector firms interested in partnering with the state to replace its aging highway lighting infrastructure with energy-efficient equipment that includes “smart technology. The Illinois DOT said that its proposed public-private partnership or P3 is also in […]

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To save money for the Idaho Transportation Department – and for taxpayers – to renovate two highway buildings stationed on U.S. 12 along remote portions of the Lochsa River, Roy Hill, District 2 structures and fleet manager for the agency, decided to get “creative” with the bidding process and form what he described in a […]

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Photo: PennDOT The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is boosting and expanding the use of high friction surface treatment or HFST pavement surface overlays on rural roadways with horizontal curves, steep grades, and at traffic intersection approaches as the agency is finding that it not only reduces a driver’s chances of losing control of his/her vehicle […]

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Photo: Wisconsin DOT A 68-page study released in May regarding the safety benefits of highway median cable barriers is expected to help the Iowa Department of Transportation expand the use of such safety devices to other divided roadways throughout the state. The Iowa DOT began installing median cable barriers in 2003 and they are now […]

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Photo: Caltrans Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack “desirable safety features” cost California motorists a total of $61 billion annually, or as much as $2,995 per driver per year in some of the state’s urban areas, due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. That’s the conclusion of a […]

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Photo: Office of the Governor/Alaska On Aug. 11, Alaska’s First Lady Donna Walker (above at left) officially christened the M/V Tazlina ferry by breaking a bottle of champagne on its stern; a ship that is expected to join the Alaska Marine Highway fleet in May 2019, serving the Northern Lynn Canal. The state’s marine highway […]

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Photo: Iowa DOT A working group of state agency officials, headed up and coordinated by the Iowa Department of Transportation, finalized and submitted a plan on Aug. 15 that outlines the use of $21 million awarded to the state as a result of a 2016 settlement between Volkswagen and the United States. The agency stressed […]

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Photo: Alabama DOT. Standing in the middle: ALDOT Director John Cooper. Four employees from the Alabama Department of Transportation’s North Region were recently recognized for their “quick and selfless” response during a fiery tractor-trailer crash July 26 on Interstate 65 in Limestone County. Those four individuals – John McKinney, Michael Cain, Vickie McGee and Paul Pointer […]

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