September 25, 2018
  • 11:38 am State DOTs Helping Out with Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts
  • 11:24 am Federal Court Grants Temporary Stay of Air Quality ‘Do-Over’ Decision
  • 11:22 am Senate’s Opioid Crisis Response Act Provides New Drug Test Options for State DOTs
  • 11:20 am WEF Research Says Robots Will Create More Jobs Than They Eliminate
  • 11:13 am Report Seeks to Identify Potential Pollution Risks from Hurricane Florence

State department of transportation workers, national guardsmen, and a host of other federal, state, and local personnel fanned out across North Carolina and South Carolina this week to assess and start fixing the damage left behind by Hurricane Florence. [Above: Christy Hall, Secretary of the South Carolina DOT, inspecting flood prevention work on U.S. 501 […]

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed on Sept. 17 to delay implementation of a controversial air quality decision it made eight months ago until February 16, 2019; a decision that provides “breathing room” for states and metropolitan planning organizations to receive guidance on how to comply with revised air […]

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The passage of the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 or S. 2680 by the U.S. Senate on Sept. 17 by a vote of 99-1 may provide new drug-testing options for state department of transportation personnel, specifically hair and oral fluid testing, as well as requiring the USDOT to create and manage a publicly-available database […]

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The world is going through a workplace revolution that will bring a seismic shift in the way humans work alongside machines, according to new research by the World Economic Forum, with more than half of all current workplace tasks projected to be performed by machines by 2025 as opposed to 29 percent today. Yet in […]

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Though downgraded to a Category 2 storm before making landfall, the 100 mph-plus winds and heavy rains generated by Hurricane Florence were expected to affect five states along the U.S. east coast: North and South Carolina in particular, along with parts of Georgia, Virginia, and Maryland. All five of them declared states of emergencies well […]

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The House of Representative’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee successfully reconciled their respective bills on water resources infrastructure spending to craft the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. The full House approved the legislation Thursday afternoon, Sept. 13, by a vote of 377-20 and sending it on to […]

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The Senate Appropriations Committee reached a “bipartisan agreement” on the first of three fiscal year 2019 “minibus” spending packages on Sept. 10, with the first package – H.R. 5895 – including key funding increases for ports and waterways projects via Energy and Water Development legislation. Initially advanced in late May, the fiscal year 2019 Energy […]

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News website Axios and semiconductor maker Intel sponsored a one-hour listening session on Sept. 13 regarding connected and autonomous vehicle or CAV trends from Rep. Robert “Bob” Latta, R-Ohio, chairman of the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection; David Schutt, CEO of SAE International; and John Bozzella, president and CEO of […]

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The House of Representatives’ Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit elicited insight concerning a wide array of emerging technologies during a Sept. 5 hearing that “have the potential to improve the safety and productivity” of the U.S. surface transportation system, according to  Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., the subcommittee’s chairman (seen above). “The population […]

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Kirk Steudle, Michigan’s transportation director for 12 years and a 31-year veteran of the Michigan Department of Transportation, announced he will be retiring effective Oct. 31, though he will continue as interim CEO and president for the American Center for Mobility – a position he took on in mid-August – until that group’s board of […]

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