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

As the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities guides repairs to highways and roads damaged in a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck the state on Nov. 30, it is currently focused on making “temporary fixes” to reopen them quickly, putting off more permanent restoration efforts until 2019. [Above photo by Alaska DOT&PF.] “Winter construction […]

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To help minimize storm water run-off from highways and parking lots, the Virginia Department of Transportation recently began testing “permeable” or “porous” pavement, which is designed to allow water to pass through the pavement surface into the underlying base material, with the water allowed to seep into the roadway or parking lot’s underlying soil to […]

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation is continuing to make what it calls “emergency repairs” to Mamalahoa Highway or Route 11 due to earthquakes effects caused by Kilauea Volcano eruptions that began on May 3 and did not taper off until the end of August. [Above photo by Maryland Air National Guard Master Sgt. Christopher Schepers.] The […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will help guide investment of $6 million in state funds at 26 airports, focused on “infrastructure and equipment upgrades” to maintain safety and expand aviation-related “operational and economic opportunities.” [Above photo by the Pennsylvania College of Technology.] “With more than 400 airports across the state, this support from my administration […]

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A pilot program that combines in-vehicle and city data with predictive analytics has reduced primary crashes by 17 percent along a key corridor of Interstate 15 in Las Vegas — without requiring any additional resources from state or local agencies,according to a statement by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. [Above photo by Nevada […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation sealed a deal with autonomous vehicle developer May Mobility on Dec. 3 to pilot test a self-driving six-person shuttle bus service that will operate between the city of Providence and the town of Olneyville via the Woonasquatucket River corridor. [Above photo by RIDOT.] The agency said in a statement […]

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On Dec. 3, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved the single largest highway work contract ever in the history of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the Oklahoma DOT.] The up to $105 million project will complete the widening of the I-235 corridor in Oklahoma City from north of N. 50th St. to N.W. […]

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The Missouri Department of Transportation recently tried something new to draw attention to its two-year-old Buckle Up Phone Down safety campaign that encourages drivers to buckle their seat belts every time they get in the car and to put their cellphones down or turn them off if necessary when driving: producing a two-and-a-half-minute video emphasizing […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation noted in a Nov. 30 update that 511 of 558 “poor-condition” bridges statewide have now been replaced and opened to traffic via the state’s public-private partnership or P3 Rapid Bridge Replacement project. [Above photo by PennDOT.] “This unique project has been a large undertaking for PennDOT and the private sector […]

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On Nov. 30, the South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded $4.7 million in economic development grants for infrastructure improvements in “smaller” communities – grants aimed at improving roads leading to schools, main business areas, hospitals, grain elevators, and other economic areas in the communities. [Above photo by Collen Farley, South Dakota DOT.] The agency said the grants […]

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