December 7, 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
  • 1:00 pm AASHTO Highlights Safety, Formula Funding at Freight System Hearing
  • 12:53 pm FCC’s 5.9 GHz Reallocation Plan Debated at House Hearing
  • 12:46 pm Lack of Reauthorization Could Imperil Future Transportation Infrastructure Spending
  • 12:42 pm USDOT Releases ‘Rule for Rules,’ Codifying Reforms
  • 12:39 pm FTA Awards $423M in Transit Infrastructure Grants

Ratified by the state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) on April 23, Indiana’s two-year $34 billion budget eliminates a $3 million annual subsidy for the Hoosier State Train (seen above), which is operated by Amtrak and runs from Indianapolis to Chicago. Amtrak said that, without state funding, Hoosier State train […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation said it will be directing 77 active projects with a combined value of $715.6 million during its 2019 construction season. Those projects include a combination of repair, replacement, and preservation activities on 177 bridges, the agency added. [Above photo by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.] “We have more construction […]

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Photo by Marc Hermann/MTA New York City Transit

The state of New York recently gave the green light to $144.6 million worth of infrastructure investment for 72 projects supporting the construction of new multi-use bicycle and pedestrian facilities, new Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible sidewalks, plus improved access to public transportation and enhanced roadway safety. [Photo of Gov. Andrew Cuomo by Marc Hermann/MTA New […]

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The California Department of Transportation announced three new safety initiatives on April 24 to improve highway work zone safety: lowering work-zone speed limits, allowing more space between workers and traffic, and expanding work “time windows” to give work crews more flexibility to work safer and get projects done faster, lessening the impact of roadway work […]

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The New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority are jointly offering $3 million in grant funding for what they call “innovative proposals” to improve the efficiency of New York’s transportation system while reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. [Above photo by Pete Burka.] NYSERDA and […]

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is providing nearly $14 million in grants for alternatively fueled transit buses to six transit agencies around the state. Meanwhile, it has also launched an online survey to gather input from the public on a series of creative concepts and messages for a new marijuana-impaired driving campaign. [Above photo by […]

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During an April 16 press conference, Governor Jim Justice (R) (seated at left) said the West Virginia Department of Transportation’s highway division has been “working like crazy” for a month to make a host of repairs to secondary roads across the Mountaineer state. [Above photo by the West Virginia DOT.] “We’ve got so much good […]

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April is proving to be a busy month for the Virginia Department of Transportation, as it will be heading up a multi-agency Interstate 95 Corridor study, even as it shuffled its executive ranks and deployed portable rumble strips for the first time in highway work zones. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] On April 10 […]

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The Utah Department of Transportation and the Utah Transit Authority are joining forces on two projects: a 29-mile express bus service proposal to meet transit needs in the Mountain View corridor along with a one-year pilot test of an autonomous shuttle bus service. [Above photo by Utah DOT.] The proposed express bus service would serve […]

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During a press event on April 17, the Maryland Department of Transportation said that total traffic fatalities declined 8.5 percent year-over-year for the state, with deaths due to vehicles crashes dropping to 511 in 2018 compared to 558 in 2017. The 2018 tally is also lower than the 522 traffic fatalities reported for 2016, noted […]

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