August 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
  • 12:26 pm Survey Finds Consumers “Lack Confidence” in Autonomous & All-Electric Vehicles
  • 12:22 pm AASHTO President: “Transportation Represents Freedom”
  • 12:19 pm Leadership Reset Underway for Several Transportation Agencies
  • 12:13 pm IIHS Study: Street-Level Protected Bike Lanes Need Improvements
  • 12:08 pm FRA Unveils NOFO for $244M in FY 2019 CRISI Grants

A rancorous debate over obtaining $5 billion to build a wall along the southern U.S. border with Mexico may result in a partial closure of federal agencies over the holidays. [Above photo by Customs Border and Protection.] Both the Senate and House of Representatives passed short-term continuing funding resolutions or CRs that would prevent a […]

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A coalition of nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, along with the District of Columbia, aim to craft a regional “low-carbon” transportation policy proposal that caps and reduces transportation emissions, while also opening the door to other “complementary policies,” such as coordinated infrastructure planning, land use planning improvements, plus the development of green banks and other […]

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In September at the annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in Atlanta, Jay Rogers, CEO and co-founder of LM Industries, discussed how technology – especially 3D printing – is spurring transportation to evolve at a “faster and faster pace.” Rogers explained during his presentation that making “low speed” self-driving […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on the use and integration of vehicle-to-everything or V2X communications technologies to improve motor vehicle safety as well as support connected and automated vehicle or CAV needs. [Above photo by Beyond DC.] The agency noted in a Dec. 18 statement that the “V2X” designation groups together […]

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A proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army to “clarify” federal authority under the Clean Water Act and redefine the term “waters of the United States” or WOTUS could reduce a significant regulatory burden for transportation projects. [Above photo via Wikimedia Commons.] “Our proposal would replace the Obama EPA’s 2015 […]

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A 28-page “conformity guidance” circular issued by the Environmental Protection Agency late last month provides some regulatory relief for transportation projects in areas affected by a controversial air quality decision made by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit eight months ago. That decision in a lawsuit brought by the South […]

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Nearly eight months after it announced the creation of the $1.5 billion “better utilizing investments to leverage development” or BUILD discretionary grant program, which replaced the TIGER program, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded funding to 91 projects in 49 states and the District of Columbia; monies supporting a wide variety road, rail, transit, port, […]

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A legislative effort to transition federal transportation fuel standards from current “blend-specific” mandates to “performance-based” standards for so-called “renewable fuels” and the vehicles that use them sparked debate during a Dec. 11 hearing before the House of Representatives Committee for Energy and Commerce. The hearing focused on a “discussion draft” released Nov. 21 called the […]

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Congressional transportation committee leadership is poised to change come January following the results of the midterm elections on Nov. 6, which gave control of the U.S. House of Representatives back to the Democrats while keeping the Senate in Republican hands. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., will become chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, while […]

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President Trump signed a Senate and House of Representatives approved-measure on Dec. 7 that provides a temporary two-week government funding extension. [Above photo by Maria Pagan.] According to RollCall, that legislation extends current funding levels until Dec. 21, buying time to reach final agreement on outstanding spending issues, including President Donald Trump’s request for $5 […]

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