July 17, 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
  • 12:13 pm EPW Hearing Focuses on Long-Term, Formula-Based FAST Act Reauthorization
  • 12:07 pm State DOT Executives Highlight Research Funding Need at House Hearing
  • 12:03 pm Video: Utah DOT Hopes Self-Driving Shuttle Fosters AV Acceptance
  • 12:01 pm Celebrating Highway History: The U.S. Army’s 1919 Cross-Country Convoy
  • 11:59 am Four State DOTs Win Awards in Regional Transportation Competition

On Sept. 10, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved “updated infrastructure plans” submitted by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation that call for nearly $6.5 billion in “planned work” on state bridges and highways for the next eight years. The commission also approved a County Improvements of Roads and Bridges or CIRB five-year work plan that will […]

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Energy utility Pepco Holdings filed a request with the public service commission of the District of Columbia on Sept. 7  to implement a “suite of programs” aimed at spurring the use of electric transportation options among the district’s residents. Pepco’s proposed $15.2 million program would provide customers with reduced electric rates, credits, rebates and other […]

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While still working to fix the damage caused by Hurricane Lane in late August, the Hawaii Department of Transportation is now preparing to handle the impact of Tropical Storm Olivia, which made landfall on Sept. 12. The agency said in a pre-storm statement that it paid close attention to safeguarding Hawaii’s commercial harbors (seen above […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation released a second set of data from the state’s tractor-trailer/truck-only tolling program on Sept. 13 that shows a higher than expected volume of commercial truck traffic is being tolled. The agency said its latest data covers from July 11 through August 10 and tallies the number of transactions and […]

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The District Department of Transportation is continuing a series of efforts to spur more “multi-modal” transport options by launching an electric bicycle or e-bike pilot program on Sept. 5, along with extending its “dockless vehicle program” for bicycles and scooters through December of this year. “Mayor Muriel Bowser consistently challenges us to think creatively about […]

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The Federal Transit Administration finalized a $75 million grant agreement with the City of Albuquerque Transit Department – known as ABQ Ride – for a new bus rapid transit or BRT line on Aug. 31. “We support Albuquerque’s investment in BRT, which will enhance transit service for thousands of residents and visitors traveling downtown and […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation recently committed another $155 million for improvements to US 93 over the next five years as it aims to turn it into part of “freeway corridor” known as Interstate 11 that will link Phoenix directly to Las Vegas. “ADOT has spent years investing in the future Interstate 11 and laying […]

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The death of Julie Love 14 years ago spurred employees at the Missouri Department of Transportation to design and build a truck-based machine that would move debris off highways and roads without workers having to exit the vehicle. Called “JAWS,” which is shorthand for “Julie’s Automated Waste-Removal System,” it features an automated drop-down skid-plate mounted […]

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As part of an effort to meet 2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets set by the state legislation, the Washington State Department of Transportation began a “transition effort” on Sept. 4 to convert its three Jumbo Mark II ferry vessels from diesel to hybrid-electric power; a move based in part on a study conducted by […]

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant this week signed a new infrastructure funding bill that was passed during a special legislative session on Aug. 30. Gov. Bryant had called for the special session focused on transportation infrastructure funding, resulting in the Mississippi Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2018 or MIMA that, among other things, will create a state […]

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