September 17, 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
  • 12:31 pm Coalition Letter Continues to Urge Repeal of Rescission
  • 12:25 pm Tolling, Congestion Pricing Debated at House Hearing
  • 12:22 pm Letter Argues AV Safety Must be “Paramount Concern”
  • 12:15 pm EPA, Dept. of the Army Formally Repeal 2015 WOTUS Rule
  • 12:12 pm INRIX Study Highlights Potential of Micromobility

A group of 41 transportation organizations called for the repeal of $7.6 billion rescission of Federal-aid highway contract authority as part of any Continuing Resolution or CR is issued to help Congress wrap up Fiscal Year 2020 funding efforts. In a September 12 letter sent to Congressional leadership – Sen. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, R-Ky.; […]

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Members of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee cast doubt on the efficacy of broader tolling and congestion pricing plans at a hearing on September 11 to either generate enough funding to support transportation infrastructure needs or improve traffic flows on major urban roadways. “The division you see on this panel is representative […]

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A multi-organization letter sent to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce on September 12 stressed that implementing a successful national autonomous vehicle or AV policy requires finding the “appropriate balance” between state, local, and federal government responsibilities – ensuring that appropriate funding and […]

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State departments of transportation are set to benefit from the formal repeal this week of a 2015 rule that aimed to expand the definition of “waters of the United States” or WOTUS under the Clean Water Act. [Above photo by the Delaware DOT.] The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army – representing […]

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Six state departments of transportation along the east coast of the United States have deployed a variety of resources in conjunction with other local, state, and federal agencies to battle the high winds, heavy rain, and flooding generated by Hurricane Dorian. Downgraded to a Category 1 storm right before it made landfall on September 6 […]

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A new study compiled by the American Public Transportation Association highlights the rising number of “late-shift” workers on night and weekend shifts, and the study says those weekend late-shift workers tend to suffer from “inadequate access” to public transit services. In particular, the food service, health care, construction, education and finance industries entertain “high projected […]

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The governors of four states – Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire – joined more than 150 policy advisors and transportation experts in Boston this week for an infrastructure summit aimed at finding “innovative” ways to reduce traffic congestion. The Boston gathering is one of four such summits being planned for this year and […]

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The Federal Highway Administration awarded $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program or CHBP grants to 20 state department of transportation projects in 18 states on August 29; grants that only state DOTs could apply for and that fund a variety of bridge projects in rural areas with population densities of less than 100 people […]

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As one national weather forecast predicts “plenty of frigid temperatures and snow” for a majority of the country, state departments of transportation are gearing up for winter operations – including efforts to hire extra hands to handle seasonal highway snow and ice removal demands. [Above photo by the New York State DOT.] According to the […]

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State departments of transportation will be divvying up more than $3.9 billion in federal highway program funds after receiving authority from the Federal Highway Administration on Aug. 30 to obligate unused fiscal year 2019 money to various infrastructure projects. [Above photo by the Arkansas DOT.] The funding is from what the FHWA calls its “August […]

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