August 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
  • 12:26 pm Survey Finds Consumers “Lack Confidence” in Autonomous & All-Electric Vehicles
  • 12:22 pm AASHTO President: “Transportation Represents Freedom”
  • 12:19 pm Leadership Reset Underway for Several Transportation Agencies
  • 12:13 pm IIHS Study: Street-Level Protected Bike Lanes Need Improvements
  • 12:08 pm FRA Unveils NOFO for $244M in FY 2019 CRISI Grants

A reported $182 million settlement between New Jersey Transit and Amtrak to cover the use and upkeep of certain rail lines is “paving the way” for future infrastructure investments aimed at improving safety and the “customer experience” of the traveling public. [Above photo via New Jersey’s Office of the Governor.] “The announcement today establishes a […]

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In his inaugural “State of the State” address on Feb. 12, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced the state was pulling back on the scale and scope of California’s high-speed train program – abandoning plans, at least for now, to build high-speed rail routes along the coast to focus instead on finishing the already-being-built line in […]

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According to news reports, Tim Gatz (seen above) –who is already slated to become Oklahoma’s secretary of transportation – will become director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation after the agency’s currency leader, Mike Patterson, retires on April 1. The Oklahoma Transportation Commission tapped Gatz to head up the Oklahoma DOT on Feb. 12. Gatz, […]

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The I-94 Modernization Advanced Bridges Project Team within the Michigan Department of Transportation recently received the 2018 MDOT-ACEC Partnership Charter Award that recognizes project managers and firms in Michigan for project partnerships based on trust, effective communication, continuous improvement, innovation and timely issue resolution. The award program, now in its sixth year, is sponsored by […]

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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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