November 22, 2019
  • 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
  • 12:42 pm State DOTs Reiterate Benefits of TIM Training at Safety Summit
  • 12:37 pm AASHTO Issues Second Coalition Rescission Repeal Letter
  • 12:36 pm Tariff Report Highlights Raw Material Cost Concerns
  • 12:23 pm USDOT Releases $900M in BUILD Grants
  • 12:19 pm House T&I Amtrak Hearing Airs State-Level Rail Concerns

The value of traffic incident management or TIM training is threefold from a state department of transportation perspective: saving time, money, and, most importantly, lives. That’s the argument Jim Tymon, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, made at the third senior executive transportation and public safety summit sponsored by […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is leading a 42-organization effort calling on Congress to repeal the impending $7.6 billion rescission of highway contract authority scheduled to occur July 1, 2020 as mandated by the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation or FAST Act. “This group of diverse national associations that support investment […]

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The Federal Highway Administration plans to release a notice of proposed rulemaking on November 12 that would overhaul National Bridge Inspection Standards. Key changes for state departments of transportation within the NPRM center on the implementation of a risk-based approach to determining appropriate bridge inspection intervals and the requirement for the collection and use of […]

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The initial state-by-state calculation of the impending $7.6 billion rescission of Federal-aid highway contract authority mandated by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation or FAST Act indicates states may experience deeper funding cuts than what was called for in that 2015 law. According to Federal Highway Administration data released this week, the total unobligated balances of […]

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A National Transportation Safety Board hearing on November 5 called for more “concerted action” from federal and state agencies to improve bicyclist safety – and, by extension, that of pedestrians – via improvements to roadway infrastructure, enhanced bicyclist conspicuity, and the “mitigation of head injuries” to bicyclists through mandatory helmet laws. [Above photo by the […]

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Voters approved almost 90 percent of 305 state and local transportation funding measures placed on 19 state ballots during the November 5 election this year. However, voters in Washington State endorsed a measure that will reduce revenues from certain motor vehicles taxes and fees used mainly to fund public transit needs, while Colorado voters rejected […]

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Following nearly eight months of intense competition and thousands of online votes cast, the Missouri Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Transportation, and the Georgia Department of Transportation walked away as the winners in the 2019 America’s Transportation Awards competition. Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA, and the U.S. […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is asking AASHTO Journal readers to help evaluate the quality of AASHTO’s communications by completing the 2019 Communications Survey, which can be accessed by clicking here. [Above photo by Rentvine.] This annual poll tracks trends in AASHTO’s communication outreach efforts, examining those print and digital channels […]

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A renewed call to repeal the impending $7.6 billion rescission of unobligated Federal-aid highway program contract authority, though it was not included within the successful Senate passage of a “minibus” appropriations bills this week, is one of the latest signs that transportation remains an acute concern for Congress – especially as the federal government is […]

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A four-year, $40 million program to help develop more “comprehensive, seamless, and efficient transportation solutions” is but one several efforts the U.S. Department of Transportation launched on October 29 to foster “increased mobility access” for older adults, people with disabilities, and those living in “underserved communities” in rural and small urban areas. “We’re here today […]

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