May 20, 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
  • 12:51 pm FCC Encouraged to ‘Stay the Course’ and Keep 5.9 GHz Spectrum for Transportation Use
  • 12:44 pm ARTBA Panel Outlines Major Infrastructure Priorities for 2019
  • 12:38 pm FHWA’s Nason Stresses Importance of Infrastructure in First Public Remarks
  • 12:37 pm FTA to Offer $423.3M in Grant Funding for Transit Bus Projects
  • 12:36 pm AASHTO Seeks to Hire Deputy Director

A study conducted by the Connecticut Department of Transportation estimated that the state could raise approximately $1 billion annually using all-electronic tolling on its highways. [Above photo by Dougtone/Flickr.] Released on Nov. 14, the study is part of a longer-term $10 million in-depth operational, environmental, and engineering analysis for an all-electronic toll system “The report […]

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The Virginia Department of Transportation, along with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, Virginia State Police, and other state agencies, is being tasked to lead a statewide effort to join the Toward Zero Deaths or TZD movement, which includes a new website, www.TZDVA.org. TZD is a national effort focused on changing driver behavior and improve […]

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The Arkansas Department of Transportation awarded $9.7 million worth of grants Nov. 20 through its Transportation Alternatives Program or TAP and Recreational Trails Program or RTP for 2018; a reimbursement-type grant program authorized by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation or FAST Act that provides for an 80 percent federal share and a 20 percent local […]

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation recently wrapped up a nearly one-month effort to install “gateway in-street” sign treatments at four intersections along Pali Highway in Nuuanu as part of a pilot project to determine if they’ll help protect pedestrians in “non-signalized” crosswalks. [Above photo by Hawaii DOT.] Gateway in-street treatments are two signs posted on […]

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During maintenance repairs on the Idaho Highway 45 bridge spanning the Snake River, Idaho Transportation Department contractors discovered two unexploded artillery shells on separate days. [Unrelated photo of Naval divers by U.S. Navy Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jeff Atherton.] The agency said in a statement that contracted divers inspecting the base of a bridge pier […]

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet provided an assessment of its snow fighting capabilities on Nov. 13 ahead of Winter Storm Avery, which affected portions of the eastern United States. [Above photo by the KYTC.] The KYTC noted that it has 2,000 personnel, 1,400 plow trucks, 340,000 tons of salt, one million gallons of salt brine for […]

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The Oregon Department of Transportation recently began demolishing an unneeded bridge along I-105 near Eugene that will be replaced by a “standard” dirt-filled road bed. This work marks the start of “phase one” of a two-year construction project that will address I-105 bridges and ramps between the Delta Highway interchange and downtown Eugene, the agency […]

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To make its snow plows more visible during blizzard conditions, the Iowa Department of Transportation embarked on legislatively approved pilot project three years ago to add rear facing blue and white lights to the already existing amber-colored lighting systems on about 200 of its snowplows in central Iowa. [Above photo by the Iowa DOT.] The […]

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation issued a request for proposals or RFP on Nov. 13 for a Lynn Transit Action Plan Study, which will focus on strategies to enhance the quality, capacity, and reliability of public transportation for residents and local businesses in in the city of Lynn, Massachusetts. [Above photo by the Massachusetts Office of Travel […]

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A real-time traffic signal timing adjustment system installed by the Arizona Department of Transportation is helping reduce travel times by roughly 10 percent for motorists along an 8.5-mile portion of State Route 77, the primary north-south route connecting Tucson and Oro Valley. The system, funded by the Arizona DOT and the Regional Transportation Authority, is […]

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