July 23, 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
  • 12:28 pm Contentious House Hearing Examines FTA’s CIG Program, HTF Impact
  • 12:20 pm FHWA’s Hendrickson to Become AASHTO’s Deputy Director
  • 12:16 pm GAO Report Finds INFRA Grant Program Lacks Consistency, Transparency
  • 12:11 pm FHWA’s Nason Highlights Need to Reserve 5.9 GHz Spectrum for Transportation
  • 12:07 pm USDOT, FMCSA Step-Up Efforts to Deter Human Trafficking

Gov. Tom Wolf (D) proposed a four-year $4.5 billion infrastructure spending plan for Pennsylvania on Jan. 31 that includes funding for local road upgrades, new “flexible funding” options for businesses that need local infrastructure upgrades, plus monies for multimodal and large-scale transit capital projects – all paid for by a new “severance tax” on natural […]

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A 66-page report issued by the Alabama Department of Transportation in late January is being viewed as a tool for mapping out the state’s infrastructure needs for the next 20 years – especially in terms of determining capacity needs and how to generate the funds to build it. [Above photo by AARoads.] “Infrastructure demand for […]

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A 69-page report funded by the Governor’s Office of Energy suggests that Nevada should plan to “electrify” its transportation system in part through electricity generated from solar and geothermal sources. [Above photo by the Nevada DOT.] “Electrifying the movement of goods and people around the state moves the needle forward on all of Nevada’s priorities […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation identified four major highway projects in a Jan. 28 statement that it plans to wrap up in 2019; projects designed to improve transportation of both people and goods throughout southern Arizona. [Above photo by Arizona DOT.] Those four projects are: A new I-10 interchange is on track to open this […]

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The board of the Nevada Department of Transportation this week confirmed Gov. Steve Sisolak’s (D) recommendation of Kristina Swallow as the next state transportation director. She is the former program manager for the City of Las Vegas, in charge of the engineering team responsible for delivering public works projects and sanitary sewer collection system planning, […]

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The Commonwealth of Virginia cemented a five-year deal with private firm Transurban to upgrade sections of Interstates 495 and 95; a deal representing roughly $1 billion in construction contracts. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] “My administration is committed to creating opportunity for Virginia families and businesses in every corner of the Commonwealth, and that […]

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An executive order issued by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (D) on Jan. 28 created new committee to examine the current conditions of the state’s roadways and recommend options for maintaining and enhancing the state’s transportation infrastructure; recommendations that are due by mid-February. [Above photo by Ohio DOT.] “Investing in Ohio’s transportation network is also an […]

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On Jan. 28, a “task force” comprised of Republican state legislators issued a 33-page report regarding the condition and future outlook for New York’s state transportation system – a report based on information gained from eight regional forums held by members of the Assembly Minority Conference throughout the fall last year. [Above photo by NYSDOT.] […]

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The Northwest Commission, which serves a five-county region on Pennsylvania, launched an online survey on Jan. 28 to gauge public input and opinion as part of its regional long-range transportation plan or LRTP, due to be completed by the end of 2019. [Above photo by the Pennsylvania DOT.] The Commission said that the LRTP serves […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation is increasing vehicle speed limits by five miles per hour – from 55 mph to 60 mph – on 5,240 miles of state highways based on the recommendations of a 71-page five-year study released on Jan. 23. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT.] Of the 7,000 miles reviewed in the […]

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