January 26, 2020
  • 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
  • 12:44 pm House T&I Critical of FCC’s Proposed 5.9 GHz Rulemaking
  • 12:43 pm Survey: Roads Rank High on Mayoral Infrastructure Wish-List
  • 12:39 pm Greenbelt: The Town that Influenced Transportation
  • 12:37 pm State DOT CEOs Address Role of Equity in Transportation
  • 12:34 pm State DOTs Highlight Environmental, Community Issues at TRB

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities opened a draft of its Alaska Marine Highway System or AMHS Economic Reshaping Report for public review on January 16. [Above photo by the Alaska DOT&PF.] The agency said this 154-page report seeks to identify potential reductions to the State of Alaska’s financial obligation and/or liability as […]

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On January 16, the North Dakota Department of Transportation launched a re-designed website that it said will provide customers and visitors with a more “visually appealing” and “user-friendly” experience. “As an organization, we really value customer service and are always looking for opportunities to improve,” said Bill Panos, North Dakota DOT’s director, in a statement. […]

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More than 100 spectators, including North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D), attended an autonomous air taxi demonstration event hosted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation on January 7 in Raleigh, N.C. [Above photo via the NCDOT.] While Federal Aviation Administration guidelines required that the demonstration flight be unmanned, NCDOT said the Chinese-built EHang EH […]

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Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) unveiled a plan on January 6 to create the Empire Station Complex in New York City; an interconnected train and subway complex crafted from the current Penn Station rail/subway station and a new parcel of land plus the soon-to-be completed Moynihan Train Hall. [Above photo via the New York Governor’s Office.] […]

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Tumbleweeds stacked 20 to 30 feet high blocked a two-mile section of rural highway in Washington state on New Year’s Eve and into the first day of 2020 – burying five vehicles, trapping others for several hours, and forcing hundreds more to detour or turn around. [Above photo by WSDOT.] Dubbed “Tumblegeddon” by a Washington […]

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Governor Charlie Baker (R) filed a $74.2 million supplemental budget bill with the Massachusetts legislature on January 3 to broadly address “ongoing critical funding needs” for the state, including a further $18 million to support Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) infrastructure and safety investments. [Above photo by the Massachusetts Governor’s Office.] The governor noted in […]

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Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) (above) tasked an outside panel of engineers on December 26 to develop a new high-speed rail plan for the state of New York; an effort that will include reviewing past state studies – the most recent issued by the New York State Department of Transportation in 2009 – while examining strategies […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation celebrated the opening of the new 22-mile Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway outside of Phoenix on December 21; a $1.7 billion project built via public-private partnership or P3 that helped save $100 million, the agency said. [Above: John Halikowski, Arizona DOT’s director. Photo by the Arizona DOT.] As part of […]

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The Kansas Department of Transportation issued an “explainer” on December 26 regarding its use of beet juice for snow and ice control operations, as it tends to leave a brownish or grayish residue on the highways instead of the usual “white trails” left by salt. [Above photo by the Kansas DOT] The agency said it […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently funded five state highway projects aimed at enhancing business growth across the state. Meanwhile, it is collaborating with the Minnesota State Patrol on plans to improve the state’s commercial truck weight enforcement facilities this year. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT] The Minnesota DOT officially awarded $18 million to […]

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