August 11, 2020
  • 11:46 am AASHTO’s Tymon Named a ‘Top 25 Newsmaker’ by ENR
  • 11:43 am MIT: Fully Autonomous Vehicles Remain a Decade Away
  • 11:39 am Podcast: AASHTO’s Tymon Talks National Infrastructure Needs
  • 11:36 am Study: Carpool Payments Would Reduce Traffic Congestion
  • 11:33 am FAA Awards Grants for Drone Emergency Response Research
 

Governor Eric Holcomb (R) (at podium in photo above) helped kick off the 2019 road construction season in Indiana during a March 19 media event – construction that’s touted in part as the continuation of the state’s Next Level Roads strategy, originally implemented in mid-2017. [Above photo by the Indiana Governor’s Office.] “Maintaining our leading […]

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A 48-page report issued March 14 by a 20-member Chicago transportation task force called for an increase in the Illinois state fuel tax to provide more funding to help both the Windy City and Illinois adapt to future mobility challenges. [Above photo by the Chicago Mayor’s Office.] “Chicago has a world-class transportation system, and we […]

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To better educate the general public about its plans to use roundabout intersection designs for upcoming highway projects, the North Carolina Department of Transportation used an informational video developed by engineering firm Stewart compiled in part with aerial footage captured via drones to visually explain to motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians how to safely navigate them. […]

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A handheld x-ray fluorescence or XRF instrument designed by the materials and pavements division of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute for measuring asphalt binder quality is now being field tested by the Texas Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the Texas Department of Transportation.] TTI’s “X-Ray Gun,” developed after two years’ of research, quickly identifies […]

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A harsher-than-usual and prolonged winter is increasing the pothole repair workload for many state departments of transportation. [Above photo by the Ohio Department of Transportation.] The Missouri Department of Transportation reported on March 18 that its crews patched 400,000 potholes through the first two months of 2019, compared to the approximately 619,000 potholes they patched […]

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Gov. Jim Justice (R) unveiled a plan March 13 to make road maintenance the “main focus” for the West Virginia Division of Highways moving forward and named Byrd White – a commissioner for Raleigh County West Virginia and a longtime business associate of the governor – as acting secretary of transportation. [Above photo by the […]

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As part of a $1.75 billion proposal issued by California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on March 11, transportation funding would be “linked” to city and county housing goals – meaning that local street and road monies would be withheld “from any jurisdiction that does not have a compliant housing element and has not zoned and […]

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The governors of Arkansas and Alabama approved fuel tax increases this week, with Arkansas also placing on the 2020 ballot an amendment that would “indefinitely” extend a half-cent sales tax that generates $205 million a year for highway infrastructure needs. On March 11, Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) (seen above) signed into law key pieces of […]

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation plans to hold 14 community meetings from late March through early May to gather public feedback on whether to implement a road usage charge or RUC to fund the upkeep of roadways and bridges; replacing the state’s 16-cent-per gallon tax on diesel and gasoline. [Above photo by Hawaii DOT.] “The […]

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The Texas Department of Transportation – along with the Office of the Governor, law enforcement and industry partners – launched an “On the Road to End Human Trafficking” initiative on March 12; a statewide effort to raise awareness, increase vigilance, and report the signs of human trafficking. “Human trafficking is a horrific crime that knows […]

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