October 20, 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
  • 11:16 am TNC Hearing Touches on Transportation Funding Issues
  • 11:13 am Study Links Real Estate Values to Public Transportation Access
  • 11:10 am Artificial Intelligence Key Building Block for States, But a Security Risk, Too
  • 11:02 am Conservancy Report Projects ROI from Active Transportation Investments
  • 10:58 am Colorado DOT-Sponsored Highway Maintenance Course in High Demand

A regional coalition of 12 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, including the District of Columbia, highlighted key low carbon transportation policy proposals in an interim report on October 1 that they plan to finalize by the end of 2019. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] Building off the broader goals the group – called the Transportation […]

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The Vermont Agency of Transportation launched a statewide bus locator tool, called the Transit App, on October 1; a free mobile application that displays the actual location of a bus operating on any transit route within Vermont. [Above photo courtesy of VTrans.] “We are excited to bring this level of information to our bus riders,” […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to a host a three-day technology challenge aimed at turning its traffic light data into safety applications that can be used to support autonomous vehicles. [Above photo by Cedric Mohr for the Georgia DOT.] The agency said in a statement that the winning team will receive $75,000 to further […]

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Researchers at the University of Alabama are embarking on a three-year $16.8 million project to transform the roads and highways in the Tuscaloosa area into a “smart transportation network” that is safer, less congested, and more environmentally friendly. [Above photo of the West Central Region Traffic Center – a command and control center established by […]

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The Washington State Department of Transportation is widening its use of automated flagger assistance devices or AFADs – more commonly called “robo flaggers” – as a way to reduce the risks faced by highway work crews. According to a blog post, the agency said such portable flagging devices – first used by WSDOT on a […]

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation began distributing more than $147.5 million in State Street-Aid to Municipalities on September 27, also known as the Powell Bill fund, to 508 cities and towns across the state. [Above photo by the NCDOT.] The agency made an initial allocation of almost $73.8 million and plans a second allocation of […]

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The Nevada Department of Transportation made a draft of its Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan available for public comment on September 26 – a plan aimed at meeting passenger transportation needs in rural Nevada, including rural community needs for public transportation for work, medical appointments, entertainment and other venues. [Above photo by the Nevada DOT.] […]

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation recently updated and expanded the specific types of road closures listed on its WYDOT 511 website in order to provide the travelling public with more “clarity” when such closures are initiated – especially in winter. [Above photo by the Wyoming DOT.] “We wanted to clarify some of our closures to […]

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The new Pathways to Decarbonizing Transportation in Minnesota compiled and issued by the Minnesota Department of Transportation aims to get the state on track to meet future goals for reducing greenhouse gas or GHG emissions in accordance with the 2007 Next Generation Energy Act, which seeks to cut statewide GHG emissions 30 percent by 2025 […]

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At its September 15th meeting, Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board approved $137 million to accelerate a variety of highway safety initiatives across the state and also supported a “partnership agreement” that will study possible roadway changes, land development needs, and projected traffic growth for the Route 28/Dulles Toll Road. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] Appointed […]

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