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

The 138-page proposed fiscal year 2021 budget issued by President Trump’s administration on February 10 proposes to reauthorize surface transportation funding to the tune of $810 billion over the next decade, along with an additional one-time payment of $190 billion to support a broad mixture of “infrastructure investments” across a range of industrial sectors. [Above […]

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Ensuring that autonomous vehicles operate in a safe and reliable manner – particularly when it comes to navigating complex street networks – were two of the key focal points of a February 11 hearing held by the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. “Safety and deployment must come hand in hand – we […]

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Brief yet pointed words of support for infrastructure investment from President Trump during his third State of the Union speech on February 3 touched off a range of discussions within Congress regarding the need to pass surface transportation reauthorization legislation. [Above photo via the White House.] “We must rebuild America’s infrastructure [and] I ask you […]

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A new 29-page report issued by DePaul University on January 30 identified “significant increases” in seat capacity on the U.S. intercity bus system, especially on routes between major cities separated by 100 to 400 miles. Meanwhile, the report also indicated that new business models are “being refined,” especially state-supported networks such as the Bustang and […]

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A joint infrastructure funding framework issued by three House of Representatives committee chairs on January 29 seeks to invest $760 billion over five years on the nation’s roads, bridges, transit systems, railways, airports, ports, inland waterways, brownfield clean-up, broadband internet installation, plus wastewater and drinking water systems. There are no “pay-fors” identified for the transportation […]

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Analyzing the effectiveness of current funding transportation infrastructure investment practices while investigating new methods served as the focal point for a House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means hearing on January 29. [Seen above testifying at the hearing from left to right: Joung Lee, Philip Fischer, Laura Canter, and Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. D.J. Gribbin, missing […]

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It’s common knowledge that transportation plays a key role in the movement of people and goods. But few think about the role transportation can play in rescuing people who are being moved against their will by traffickers. “America’s roadways, railways, airways, and waterways are being used to facilitate this modern form of slavery,” explained U.S. […]

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The Connecting America’s Active Transportation System Act – introduced by Rep. Chris Pappas, D-N.H. (astride bike in middle of above photo), Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., and Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., on January 28 – would create a $500 million federal grant program for active transportation projects, including trails, sidewalks, and bikeways. [Above photo via Rep […]

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In a January 22 letter to all five members of the Federal Communication Commission, leaders and members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure strongly criticized that agency’s effort to open up the 5.9 gigahertz wireless communication spectrum to non-transportation use; especially as “there remain serious outstanding questions about the potential implications of this […]

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A survey conducted by the Boston University Initiative on Cities or BUIC indicates that roads are the top infrastructure priority for many of the 119 U.S. city mayors participating in the school’s annual poll. [Above photo by the New York City DOT] Now in its sixth year, the 2019 Menino Survey of Mayors – named […]

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