September 18, 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
  • 12:31 pm Coalition Letter Continues to Urge Repeal of Rescission
  • 12:25 pm Tolling, Congestion Pricing Debated at House Hearing
  • 12:22 pm Letter Argues AV Safety Must be “Paramount Concern”
  • 12:15 pm EPA, Dept. of the Army Formally Repeal 2015 WOTUS Rule
  • 12:12 pm INRIX Study Highlights Potential of Micromobility

The Mississippi Department of Transportation launched a new website on Jan. 31 aimed at increasing the “transparency and accountability” of bridge and pavement condition data provided to the general public. [Above photo by the Mississippi Transportation Commission.] “The data presented on this new website isn’t new; [we’ve] always made the data available,” noted Melinda McGrath, […]

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One reason New York State Department of Transportation highway crews were not caught flat-footed by a series of harsh winter storms in January stemmed from a major severe winter storm training exercise held in Warrensburg, N.Y., on Dec. 18 last year. The video below entails the snow removal protocols reinforced by that exercise.  

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Kevin Thibault is set to become the new secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, with Tim Gatz poised to become secretary of transportation for Oklahoma. Both now await confirmation by their respective state legislatures. Meanwhile, Matthew Garrett – the longtime director of the Oregon Department of Transportation – announced plans to resign on or […]

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Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti made a joint appearance on Jan. 22 to urge the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to invest in a new monorail system for the Newark Liberty International Airport; an investment news reports indicated could cost more than $2 billion. […]

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The Texas Department of Transportation plans to form a connected and autonomous vehicle or CAV “task force” that is designed to be a “one-stop” resource for information and coordination on all ongoing CAV projects, investments, and initiatives throughout Texas. [Above photo by GM.] Gov. Greg Abbott (R) noted in a statement on Jan. 22 that, […]

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The Nevada Department of Transportation kicked off the “next phase” of its “Centennial Bowl” interchange project on Jan. 22; a project aimed at revamping the connection between U.S. Highway 95 and 215 Beltway in northwest Las Vegas. This construction portion of this project is valued at $61.5 million, the agency added. [Above graphic by the […]

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is poised to play a key role in a new transportation electrification strategy initiated by newly-elected Gov. Jared Polis (D). [Above photo by Colorado DOT.] In a 5-page executive order issued on Jan. 17, Gov. Polis directed the Colorado DOT to develop a departmental electric vehicle policy and a plan […]

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On Jan. 22, the Mississippi Transportation Commission approved $250 million for 163 Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund or ERBRF projects that aim to repair or replace 200 bridges – including 99 that are currently closed and another 91 that have posted weight restrictions. [Above photo by Mississippi Transportation Commission.] City and county governments get […]

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Gov.-elect Bill Lee nominated H. Clay Bright III (above at right) to be the next commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Transportation on Jan. 15 – a nomination that must be approved by the state’s legislature – while District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser hired Linda Bailey (above at left), currently the executive director of […]

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Governor Michael Parson (R) highlighted what he called several “long-term investments” in Missouri’s transportation infrastructure during his first “State of the State Address” on Jan. 16. [Above photo by Missouri DOT.] The biggest piece of that infrastructure plan is $351 million set aside in the state’s fiscal year 2020 budget for the Missouri Department of […]

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