August 17, 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

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is planning to start the rollout of its new REAL ID-compliant identity credentials in March this year; a process it expects will be fully completed statewide by May. [Above photo by the KYTC] Dubbed the “Confident Kentucky” initiative, the agency said this program will offer two new license, permit, and personal […]

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Roughly 20 freeway ramps along U.S. 395 in northern Nevada will be closed intermittently through Jan. 15 as the Nevada Department of Transportation installs and activates a new “wrong-way driver” detection and alert system. [Above photo by Arizona DOT] The agency said in a Jan. 8 statement that the system uses radar and closed-circuit cameras […]

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Colorado, Michigan, and New Mexico nominated new department of transportation leaders as 2018 drew to a close, while outgoing Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) named an acting transportation secretary and Hawaii re-nominated its current transportation department director. All of them now await confirmation by their respective state legislatures. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) nominated Shoshana […]

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The California Air Resources Board issued a new rule on Dec. 14 that sets a “statewide goal” for its 200 public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100 percent zero-emission buses by 2040; a changeover that affects 12,000 units across the state. [Above photo by Proterra.] The agency noted in a statement that its Innovative […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation is adding 25 new “high-tech” snow plow trucks to its fleet of 200 units; trucks equipped with lighter, more flexible 12-foot plow blades that can be adjusted from inside the cab. The agency added that those new trucks are being used almost exclusively on wider interstate highways, including I-17 and […]

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On Friday night, Jan. 11, the Alaskan Way Viaduct in downtown Seattle – also known as State Route 99 – will be permanently shut down; marking the start of roughly three weeks of intensive construction work to move traffic into the new $3.3 billion, 2-mile-long SR 99 tunnel. [Above photo by WSDOT.] In a Dec. […]

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The administration of Minnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz (D) appointed Margaret Anderson Kelliher as commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Transportation on Dec. 18. She previously served as speaker for Minnesota’s House of Representatives and is noted for helping guide passage of a contentious multimodal transportation funding bill in 2008. Her nomination now awaits confirmation by […]

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Three transportation veterans are set to take over as the top executives for the state departments of transportation in Connecticut, Maine, and Wisconsin in 2019. All three now await confirmed by their respective legislatures. Joseph Giulietti, the retired president of Connecticut’s Metro-North commuter railroad, is slated to become the state’s new commissioner of transportation when […]

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The California Department of Transportation issued two climate change “vulnerability assessment” reports on Dec. 17 to help the agency “understand” how and where climate change may impact the state’s highway system. [Above photo by Caltrans.] The two new reports – one focused on Northern California and the other on the Central Valley area – will […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation said it wrapped up its $3.6 million Railroad Avenue Bridge replacement project seven-months ahead of schedule due to the use of a “Bridge-In-A-Backpack” system developed at the University of Maine and commercially offered by Advanced Infrastructure Technologies. [Above photo by the University of Maine.] The agency said the system […]

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