September 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
  • 12:31 pm Coalition Letter Continues to Urge Repeal of Rescission
  • 12:25 pm Tolling, Congestion Pricing Debated at House Hearing
  • 12:22 pm Letter Argues AV Safety Must be “Paramount Concern”
  • 12:15 pm EPA, Dept. of the Army Formally Repeal 2015 WOTUS Rule
  • 12:12 pm INRIX Study Highlights Potential of Micromobility

On Oct. 29, Delaware Gov. John Carney and Delaware Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan spoke at a public information session to highlight infrastructure investments that will be made throughout Delaware as part of the state’s fiscal year 2020-2025 capital transportation program of CTP. [Above photo via Delaware governor’s office.] Currently, more than $3.2 billion in […]

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation initiated a pilot test of connected vehicle technology on Oct. 30, with plans to install onboard communication units on about 100 of the department’s vehicles and about 300 private fleet vehicles, along with 75 roadside units on and around Interstate 80. [Above photo from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.] “This technology […]

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While the $3 million, 2-mile-long beautification project now underway along Interstate 515, also known as U.S. Highway 95, near Henderson, Nevada, may seem small in comparison to what the Nevada Department of Transportation typically undertakes – look no further than price tag for the completion in Late August for the “first phase” of Interstate 11 […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will soon begin a five-year pilot program in which some highway construction and maintenance work zones will have speed cameras equipped with light detection and ranging radar or LIDAR to take photos of license plates of any vehicle exceeding the work zone speed limit by 11 […]

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation recently got the green light on Oct. 19 to expand its interstate highway widening program; specifically aiming to widen rural sections of South Carolina’s interstate system that the agency said are “critical to the movement of freight.” [Above photo by SCDOT.] This effort will initially focus on widening a […]

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The Georgia Department of Transportation is using what are known as “hybrid beacons” to improve crosswalk safety for pedestrians. Also known as the High intensity Activated crossWalK or HAWK, these beacons are pedestrian-activated warning devices located on the roadside or on mast arms over mid-block pedestrian crossings signal both drivers and pedestrians attempting to cross […]

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A new and improved “Zipmobile” is expected to be deployed by the Hawaii Department of Transportation in November to manage a reversible “Zipper Lane” on the island of Oahu. [Above photo by HDOT.] The custom machine – built in Rio Vista, California, by Lindsay Transportation Solutions at a cost of more than $1.95 million – […]

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In conjunction with two private companies, the Minnesota Department of Transportation began testing a new asphalt additive on Oct. 13 along a stretch of Interstate 94 outside Albertville, Minn., near the MnROAD research facilities – an additive designed to help highway agencies and contractors use more recycled asphalt and less “virgin” products. [Above photo by […]

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The University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab at the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center hope to launch a pilot program in Seattle to see if broad deployment of non-proprietary parcel lockers located in “dense public spaces” such as transit stations can help alleviate traffic congestion. [Above photo by Matt Hagen.] SCTL said it identified […]

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The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board within the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments approved a new long-range transportation plan for the area surrounding the nation’s capital, dubbed Visualize 2045, by a vote of 29 to 2 on Oct. 17. [Above photo of Metrorail subway by VDOT.] The group said the new plan consists of more […]

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