August 24, 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
  • 1:04 pm State DOTs Sign Letter Supporting Preservation of 5.9 GHz Spectrum
  • 1:01 pm America’s Top 12 Transportation Projects Vying for Two Prestigious Awards
  • 12:55 pm Traffic Congestion Keeps Climbing, Says Latest Urban Mobility Report
  • 12:51 pm WOTUS Rule Loses Again in Federal Court
  • 12:40 pm Researchers Seeking Ways to Toughen Infrastructure Against Tsunamis

The Minnesota Department of Transportation spent nearly $133 million dollars to clear roads during the 2018-19 winter season, with its snowplow crews “facing some of the most severe weather in the state in a decade,” according to the agency’s annual winter maintenance report released on August 7. [Above photo by Minnesota DOT.] The annual report […]

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems – known as UAS or drones – took center stage in North Carolina and Kansas this week as the former hosted its second annual global drone summit, while the latter received permission on August 14 to conduct the first ever Beyond Visual Line of Sight or BVLOS drone operation without a requirement […]

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A new “cost-share” program created by the Missouri General Assembly this year provides $50 million to the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Economic Development to build “partnerships” with local entities in support of local road and bridge projects. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT] The Governor’s Transportation Cost-Share Program provides financial […]

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A transportation bill signed into law on Aug. 6 by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) (seen above) will, among other things, create a new office within the Wisconsin Department of Transportation; an office responsible for “facilitating” faster delivery times for infrastructure projects. The bill, 2019 Wisconsin Act 18: Creates a new office within the Wisconsin […]

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The Oregon Department of Transportation launched a public outreach campaign on Aug. 6 that will run through 2020 to educate residents about transportation funding and the need for new ways to pay for the state’s roads and bridges. Dubbed “Keep Oregon Connected” and funded in part with a federal grant, the campaign seeks to explain […]

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The term is indeed a mouthful – “geosynthetic reinforced soil-integrated bridge system” – but it is a technique new to the Arizona Department of Transportation to not only speed up the replacement of the Interstate 40 bridge at Meteor City Road but to help lower the cost of maintaining it in the future. [Above photo […]

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority deployed the first three of five zero-emission battery-electric bus or BEB prototypes on July 31 to operate along Greater Boston area routes. The 60-foot articulated BEB buses – built by New Flyer – are part of a two-year demonstration project supported by a $10 million federal grant, noted Massachusetts Gov. […]

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation issued $161.25 million in Fiscal Year 2020 County Aid grants to 21 counties throughout the Garden State on August 1 to help maintain local roads and bridge in a state of good repair. Funded through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund, which is supported by the state’s gas tax, […]

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The Nebraska Department of Transportation and Governor Pete Ricketts (R), along with other state and local officials, attended a ceremony on July 29 to mark the re-opening opening of Highway 281, which has been closed since March 13 due to heavy flooding that washed out a bridge spanning the Niobrara River. [Above photo by Jake […]

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Governor Charlie Baker (R) of Massachusetts filed a transportation bond bill on July 25 seeking $18 billion in additional capital authorization to invest in a variety of transportation endeavors, including: nearly $5.7 billion for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority modernization efforts, $150 million to improve state road pavement conditions; $20 million to fund “Complete Street” infrastructure […]

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