January 26, 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
  • 12:44 pm House T&I Critical of FCC’s Proposed 5.9 GHz Rulemaking
  • 12:43 pm Survey: Roads Rank High on Mayoral Infrastructure Wish-List
  • 12:39 pm Greenbelt: The Town that Influenced Transportation
  • 12:37 pm State DOT CEOs Address Role of Equity in Transportation
  • 12:34 pm State DOTs Highlight Environmental, Community Issues at TRB

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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The town of Greenbelt, Maryland, was an experimental cooperative community created in 1937 by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal administration. Originally designed to be a garden suburb of Washington D.C., it would become the model for modern town planning and cooperative living in America. A new video series from Transportation TV showcases how community design […]

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A panel of seven female state department of transportation chief executives gathered at the annual Transportation Research Board meeting in Washington D.C. to discuss the challenges and opportunities posed by highlighting equity and diversity needs within broader long-term transportation planning efforts. “The good news is that we are having this ‘equity’ conversation because transportation has […]

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In a speech and presentation at the annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting in Washington D.C., U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Deputy Assistant Secretary Diana Furchtgott-Roth both emphasized the need to continue reserving the 5.9 gigahertz (GHz) wireless communication spectrum for transportation safety purposes. [Above photo by TRB.] “The potential appeal of […]

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During her keynote speech at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting in Washington D.C., U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao (seen above) highlighted three new vehicle safety initiatives being launched by her agency. [Above photo by TRB.] The first is an expansion of USDOT’s Partnership for Analytics Research in Traffic Safety or PARTS […]

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State department of transportation executives highlighted a number of different strategies and tactics aimed at reducing traffic fatalities for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists during a roundtable discussion held January 14 at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington D.C. “Imagine, if you would, that every day for the remainder of this year a 737 […]

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Strategies for keeping the nation’s transportation infrastructure in a state of optimal performance formed the focus of a January 15 state department of transportation roundtable at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington D.C. “We are truly focused on maintaining the infrastructure we have and that’s mainly roads and bridges; they represent 90 percent […]

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The Council on Environmental Quality issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on January 9 to modernize and accelerate environmental reviews required under the National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA by establishing two-year time limits for the completion of infrastructure environmental impact statements and one year for completion of less-rigorous environmental assessments. [Above photo from the […]

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The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation released the fourth update of autonomous vehicle (AV) development guidance on January 8 that “unifies” regulatory efforts across 38 Federal departments, independent agencies, commissions, and executive offices. [Above: USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao giving the keynote speech at CES 2020 in Las Vegas.] The 56-page policy document […]

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