February 18, 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
  • 11:32 am President’s FY 2021 Budget Proposes $1T of Total Infrastructure Investment
  • 11:31 am Safety, Reliability Key Issues at Autonomous Vehicle Hearing
  • 11:26 am Improving Railroad Crossing Safety Focus of House Hearing
  • 11:22 am Trump Administration Issues PNT Policy for Critical Infrastructure
  • 11:19 am FTA Offering New Grant Funding for Transit Bus, Ferry Projects

Gov. Ned Lamont (D) released the working draft of a Transportation Infrastructure Investment plan on May 21 ahead of a proposed special legislative session that would focus solely on transportation and economic development. [Above photo via the Connecticut Governor’s Office.] The governor said in a statement that he believes his infrastructure investment proposal provides a “a solid […]

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On May 21, The California Department of Transportation awarded $40.5 million in grant monies to fund a range of local projects focused on reducing transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. [Above photo by Caltrans.] That included $31 million in “sustainable communities” grants, with $18 million funding 53 local and regional multimodal transportation and land use planning projects, […]

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More than three-quarters of 698 New Hampshire residents polled in recent survey conducted by the Saint Anselm College Survey Center said they support expanding passenger rail from Boston, MA, to Nashua and Manchester, NH. The survey indicated 75.5 percent of residents support such rail expansion, with only 14.5 percent opposed and 10 percent expressing no […]

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Gov. Tom Wolf (D) presented a team made up of Office of Administration and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation employees a Governor’s Award for Excellence on May 20 today for creating a mobile application that will help increase PennDOT’s productivity by an estimated $7.5 million a year. [Above photo via Pixabay.] The mobile app streamlines and […]

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On May 16, the New Jersey Department of Transportation in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority awarded nearly $20 million in 27 federal grants to local communities under the Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives Set-Asides programs. [Above photo by Jim Henderson via Wikimedia Commons.] The SRTS, established in 2005, encourages children – including those with […]

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The Iowa Department of Transportation unveiled a draft of a five-year transportation plan on May 14 that projects $3.5 billion will be available for highway construction between fiscal year 2020 and 2024, with 55 percent of those funds planned for investment in rural areas – monies generated in part by a fuel tax increase passed […]

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National passenger rail operator Amtrak and NJ Transit plan to jointly invest $31 million to improve railroad infrastructure along the Northeast Corridor in New Jersey and to conduct renewal work throughout spring and summer 2019 as part of their ongoing partnership. According to a statement on May 14, that work will be conducted throughout New […]

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The Utah Department of Transportation recently installed new radar-equipped wildlife crossing signs along a one-mile section of the State Route 73 highway near Eagle Mountain; an area that’s witnessed nearly 100 deer-related collisions over the last four years. The signs are equipped with light emitting diodes or LEDs that flash when wildlife are detected in […]

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At a press event on May 10, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont (D) vowed to fix “notorious problem areas of traffic congestion” as part of a sought-after transportation funding measure, specifically focusing on Exit 29 on I-91 northbound in Hartford. He noted at the event that Exit 29 is one of several being targeted by the […]

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Governor Steve Bullock (D) of Montana (seen above) signed into law $400 million worth of infrastructure legislation on May 10, shortly before announcing his candidacy for the U.S. presidency. “These long-term investments in every corner of Montana will have a lasting impact that allow urban and rural communities to sustain strong economic growth,” Gov. Bullock […]

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