April 18, 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 House Subcommittee Targets Design Changes to Improve Roadway Safety
  • 1:00 pm Work Zone Safety Touted at Kickoff Event in Nation’s Capital
  • 12:58 pm Sec. Chao Reiterates Transportation Budget Priorities in House Testimony
  • 12:53 pm House Subcommittee Hearing Seeks to Stem ‘Misuse’ of Harbor Maintenance Taxes
  • 12:47 pm Proposed Legislation Seeks to Extend Tax Credits for Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

State departments of transportation across the Midwest continue efforts to mitigate and repair damage to roads, highway, bridges, rails, and other modes of travel from severe flooding caused by rapid snow melt combined with heavy rains. [Above photo by the Nebraska National Guard.] President Trump issued federal disaster declarations for Nebraska on March 21 and […]

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Gov. Jim Justice (R) officially appointed Byrd White III (above left) secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation on March 26, while naming Jimmy Wriston (above right) as both acting commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Highways and WVDOT deputy secretary. Both are being tasked to carry out the governor’s push to make […]

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An annual survey conducted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group found that 44 percent of those polled in the five counties making up the San Francisco Bay Area said they are likely to move out in the next few years – with traffic congestion cited as one of the major reasons driving them away. [Above […]

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The Task Force on Regional Transit Authority Performance submitted a 50-page report for public review on March 25 that contained a slew of recommendations for the 15 Regional Transit Authorities providing public transportation service across Massachusetts. [Above photo by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.] That task force is one entity created as a result of […]

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Last year, the Delta Fire in California’s Shasta National Forest burned 63,311 acres and destroyed 20 structures before it could be completely contained on October 7. That wildfire also torched about seven miles of Interstate 5; closing the critical north-south highway for six days. [Above photo by Caltrans.] Now, the California Department of Transportation is […]

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The Indiana Department of Transportation officially released $115 million in state-matching funds on March 26 to 189 Indiana cities, towns, and counties to support local road projects through the “community crossings initiative” that is part of the state’s overall Next Level Roads program. [Above photo by Indiana DOT.] “Indiana’s fully-funded, long-term Next Level Roads plan […]

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In a 17-page decision, Rhode Island U.S. District Court Chief Judge William Smith dismissed a lawsuit filed against the state’s tractor-trailer-only tolling plan, noting in his decision that those tolls are “a state tax to fund highway work” and, as so, the federal Tax Injunction Act or TIA prohibits his court from hindering states from […]

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Governor Eric Holcomb (R) (at podium in photo above) helped kick off the 2019 road construction season in Indiana during a March 19 media event – construction that’s touted in part as the continuation of the state’s Next Level Roads strategy, originally implemented in mid-2017. [Above photo by the Indiana Governor’s Office.] “Maintaining our leading […]

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A 48-page report issued March 14 by a 20-member Chicago transportation task force called for an increase in the Illinois state fuel tax to provide more funding to help both the Windy City and Illinois adapt to future mobility challenges. [Above photo by the Chicago Mayor’s Office.] “Chicago has a world-class transportation system, and we […]

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To better educate the general public about its plans to use roundabout intersection designs for upcoming highway projects, the North Carolina Department of Transportation used an informational video developed by engineering firm Stewart compiled in part with aerial footage captured via drones to visually explain to motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians how to safely navigate them. […]

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