May 30, 2020
  • 1:06 pm COVID-19 Will Create Long-Term Impact on State DOT Revenues
  • 12:58 pm States Fine-Tune Performance Targets for Highway Safety
  • 12:54 pm TRB Looks at How Transportation May Change Due to COVID-19
  • 12:50 pm Paper Extols Virtues of ITS for Reducing Traffic Congestion
  • 12:47 pm FHWA to Provide Short-Term FMV Exceptions

A 20-page study issued by the urban research and advocacy organization known as Regional Plan Association in mid-February found that a shutdown of a 110-year old, two-track train tunnel under the Hudson River would cost the U.S. economy $16 billion over four years, with more than half of that cost coming from the time lost […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau is providing up to a $605 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act or TIFIA loan to the Grand Parkway Transportation Corporation in Houston. [Above photo of Houston via Wikimedia Commons.] The loan will help finance the addition of 43.6 miles to the Grand Parkway; a 184-mile […]

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Major General Luke Reiner – currently Wyoming’s Adjutant General in charge of the 3,000-member Wyoming Military Department – is set to become the next director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation, following his formal appointment by Gov. Mark Gordon (R) on Feb. 20. [Above photo by First Lt. Christian Venhuizen, Wyoming National Guard.] He began […]

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According to the Texas Department of Transportation, “booming” economic activity in the Lone Star state’s five main oil and gas production regions – Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Granite Wash, Haynesville/Bossier Shale and Permian Basin – is generating a spike in traffic fatalities and injuries; an increase the agency blames on failure to control speed, […]

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and Delaware Gov. John Carney (D) jointly agreed on Feb. 13 to a toll rate increase for the Delaware Memorial Bridge in order to fund “necessary safety and infrastructure projects,” which the Delaware River and Bay Authority officially adopted on Feb. 20. The new toll rate for passenger cars […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation hosted an autonomous vehicle technology demonstration on Feb. 20 along “low-volume” roads in and around Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown; part of what the agency calls its “Little Roady” pilot program, named after the “Little Roady” self-driving all-electric shuttle bus being tested. The Little Roady shuttles – capable […]

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For the first time, the Idaho Transportation Department added a “video component” to its annual report as a way to “visually illustrate” its accomplishments in 2018. “Normally, we print the report on paper and also provide an electronic version on [our] website,” explained ITD Director Brian Ness in a statement. “This year, we wanted to […]

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A four-lane highway project that aims to connect the Seven Mountains region of Pennsylvania to the greater State College area through Centre County is being restarted after being shelved for more than 15 years – largely with state funds. The new roadway would also link to the Potter Mills Gap project, which is in its […]

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) and Arkansas legislators issued a proposed two-part $300 million long-term highway funding plan on Feb. 11; a plan they said would represent the largest in Arkansas’s history. [Above photo via the Arkansas Office of the Governor.] The first part of the funding plan extends a half-cent sales tax imposed in 2012 […]

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A key highway project creating an 11-mile east to west four-lane freeway south of Lincoln, NE, is getting an “expedited” construction schedule that should allow it to open in 2022 versus 2028 as originally planned. [Above photo via Nebraska Governor’s Office.] The 11-mile extension of the Lincoln South Beltway – which will link Highway 77 […]

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