July 22, 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
  • 12:28 pm Contentious House Hearing Examines FTA’s CIG Program, HTF Impact
  • 12:20 pm FHWA’s Hendrickson to Become AASHTO’s Deputy Director
  • 12:16 pm GAO Report Finds INFRA Grant Program Lacks Consistency, Transparency
  • 12:11 pm FHWA’s Nason Highlights Need to Reserve 5.9 GHz Spectrum for Transportation
  • 12:07 pm USDOT, FMCSA Step-Up Efforts to Deter Human Trafficking

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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As winter approaches, state departments of transportation across the country are preparing for highway snow removal operations – with some already having engaged in storm response. [Above photo by Colorado DOT.] The Colorado Department of Transportation dealt with what it called a “compact winter storm system” that hit the northern and eastern portions of the […]

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A new process called “value engineering” is being deployed by the Arizona Department of Transportation to help reduce project costs, shorten delivery times, or both. And a project that aims to replace the decking on Interstate 17 bridges at Willard Springs Road south of Flagstaff highlights the benefits of that philosophy. [Above photo by Arizona […]

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According to the annual seat belt usage survey conducted by the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, seat belt usage in Missouri reached 87.1 percent this year; up from 60 percent back in 1998, the year in which the group conducted its first such seat belt usage poll. “We’ve seen a 5.7 percent increase in usage […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation released its 2019-2028 Capital Highway Investment Plan or CHIP on Oct. 31, which details the agency’s planned investments for Minnesota’s highway network during the next decade. [Above photo by Minnesota DOT.] Over the next decade, the plan targets more than 760 pavement projects and nearly 380 bridge projects, as well […]

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder named Mark Van Port Fleet (seen above) as director of the Michigan Department of Transportation on Oct. 30 to replace Kirk Steudle, who retired on Oct. 31 after serving as the agency’s director for the past 12 years. Van Port Fleet’s appointment, subject to the advice and consent of Michigan’s legislature, […]

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation unveiled an ambitious five-year “Vision Zero Plan” that is viewed as a starting point for eliminating both fatalities and injuries due to motor vehicle crashes on the state’s highways. “There were 116 motor vehicle crash fatalities in North Dakota in 2017 [and] an interim goal identified in North Dakota’s […]

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Nate Thayer (seen above), a highway technician with the Iowa Department of Transportation, is being recognized for saving members of two extended families from drowning while fishing on a day off from work June 15. [Above photo by Iowa DOT.] “I went by a campground and thought about stopping to ask someone there to take […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation awarded $23 million in federal funding has been obligated to local bicycle and pedestrian projects through its Transportation Alternatives Program or TAP grants on Oct. 26, the agency said in a statement. [Above photo by the New Jersey National Guard.] There were 18 projects totaling $18.6 million in TAP […]

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