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

An executive order issued by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (D) on Jan. 28 created new committee to examine the current conditions of the state’s roadways and recommend options for maintaining and enhancing the state’s transportation infrastructure; recommendations that are due by mid-February. [Above photo by Ohio DOT.] “Investing in Ohio’s transportation network is also an […]

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On Jan. 28, a “task force” comprised of Republican state legislators issued a 33-page report regarding the condition and future outlook for New York’s state transportation system – a report based on information gained from eight regional forums held by members of the Assembly Minority Conference throughout the fall last year. [Above photo by NYSDOT.] […]

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The Northwest Commission, which serves a five-county region on Pennsylvania, launched an online survey on Jan. 28 to gauge public input and opinion as part of its regional long-range transportation plan or LRTP, due to be completed by the end of 2019. [Above photo by the Pennsylvania DOT.] The Commission said that the LRTP serves […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation is increasing vehicle speed limits by five miles per hour – from 55 mph to 60 mph – on 5,240 miles of state highways based on the recommendations of a 71-page five-year study released on Jan. 23. [Above photo by the Minnesota DOT.] Of the 7,000 miles reviewed in the […]

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation launched a new website on Jan. 31 aimed at increasing the “transparency and accountability” of bridge and pavement condition data provided to the general public. [Above photo by the Mississippi Transportation Commission.] “The data presented on this new website isn’t new; [we’ve] always made the data available,” noted Melinda McGrath, […]

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One reason New York State Department of Transportation highway crews were not caught flat-footed by a series of harsh winter storms in January stemmed from a major severe winter storm training exercise held in Warrensburg, N.Y., on Dec. 18 last year. The video below entails the snow removal protocols reinforced by that exercise.  

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Kevin Thibault is set to become the new secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, with Tim Gatz poised to become secretary of transportation for Oklahoma. Both now await confirmation by their respective state legislatures. Meanwhile, Matthew Garrett – the longtime director of the Oregon Department of Transportation – announced plans to resign on or […]

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Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti made a joint appearance on Jan. 22 to urge the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to invest in a new monorail system for the Newark Liberty International Airport; an investment news reports indicated could cost more than $2 billion. […]

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The Texas Department of Transportation plans to form a connected and autonomous vehicle or CAV “task force” that is designed to be a “one-stop” resource for information and coordination on all ongoing CAV projects, investments, and initiatives throughout Texas. [Above photo by GM.] Gov. Greg Abbott (R) noted in a statement on Jan. 22 that, […]

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The Nevada Department of Transportation kicked off the “next phase” of its “Centennial Bowl” interchange project on Jan. 22; a project aimed at revamping the connection between U.S. Highway 95 and 215 Beltway in northwest Las Vegas. This construction portion of this project is valued at $61.5 million, the agency added. [Above graphic by the […]

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