June 26, 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
  • 12:42 pm Senate Committee FAST Act Hearing Highlights 5.9 GHz, NEPA Issues
  • 12:39 pm Annual ‘State of Logistics’ Report Highlights Freight Infrastructure Needs
  • 12:34 pm Subcommittee Hearing Focuses on Challenges, Threats Posed by Drones
  • 12:30 pm Preliminary 2018 Data Shows Rise in Pedestrian, Bicyclist Fatalities
  • 12:25 pm USDOT Offers $293M in Port Infrastructure Development Grants

On June 5, The Maryland Board of Public Works gave the green light to an $11 billion public-private partnership or P3 project designed to relieve traffic congestion on I-495 and I-270 – a program described as “the largest highway public-private partnership of its kind in the world” in a statement by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan […]

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Instead of demolishing and hauling away an 8.5-million-pound boulder that contributed to the destruction of a section of Colorado Highway 145 between Cortez and Telluride on May 26, the Colorado Department of Transportation is instead going to re-route the roadway around it – and save $200,000 in the process, according to news reports. [Above photo […]

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As the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially gets underway, the Mississippi Department of Transportation is making a concerted effort to remind residents, businesses, and community organizations across south Mississippi to have a preparedness plan in place before a storm threatens the Mississippi Gulf Coast. [Above photo via the Mississippi DOT.] That effort includes engaging in […]

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) initiated a new multi-agency effort on June 3 to “build out the necessary infrastructure” to support higher levels of electric vehicle or EV ownership within the state – with the aim to register 330,000 zero emission vehicles or ZEVs in New Jersey by 2025. [Above photo by Curtis Hill, […]

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California Department of Transportation Director Laurie Berman (seen above) is planning to retire on June 29, closing the books on a 36-year career at the agency. “I have decided it is time to retire,” Berman said in a May 28 email to Caltrans’ staff. “I have loved everything about the past 36 years, from my […]

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A massive boulder weighing some 1,150 tons – some 2.3 million pounds – tumbled down about 1,000 feet on May 24 as part of a major rock slide that ended up blocking a section of the two-lane highway linking the Colorado towns of Cortez and Telluride. The boulder proved so large that the Colorado Department […]

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The Center for Michigan Public Engagement released a report on May 28 that indicates Michigan residents are “divided” on how much more money the state should spend to fix its roads and bridges, as well as on where that money should come from. According to the Fixing Michigan’s Road Mess: The Unclear Path Ahead report, […]

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Bob Brock (seen above), director of aviation and unmanned aircraft systems at the Kansas Department of Transportation, was one of 12 new members named to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Advisory Committee. The 35-member DAC is a broad-based, long-term federal advisory committee that provides the FAA advice on key unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration issues […]

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Charles Carr, director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s Office of Intermodal Planning, received the Dr. Aaron Henry Distinguished Service Award from the Community Transportation Association of America on May 22 for the second time during the group’s annual conference – held this year in Palm Springs, CA. The organization gave this award to Carr […]

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Water is scarce commodity at highway rest areas managed by Arizona Department of Transportation, with most of them located in remote desert locations and relying on their own wells. That’s partly why the agency made changes over the last few years that today save 40,000 gallons of water every day across the 28 highway rest […]

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