September 18, 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

The Colorado Department of Transportation and Front Range Community College are teaming up to develop what is believed to be a first-in-the-nation two-year associate’s degree in applied science or AAS as part of a highway maintenance management degree program. [Above photo by Colorado DOT.] The new degree program, which is scheduled to begin in January […]

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A survey of 1,300 contractors in 49 states and the District of Columbia found that most are “confident” construction demand will increase in 2019 across most industrial sectors, especially for highway, water and sewer, and transportation facility projects. [Above photo by Utah DOT.] However, that survey – conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America […]

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President Trump has nominated Nicole Nason (above, left) to be the next administrator of the Federal Highway Administration; one of 17 nominations the president sent to the Senate on Jan. 3. Concurrently, the Senate confirmed Joel Szabat (above, right) to be the assistant secretary for aviation and international affairs within the U.S. Department of Transportation […]

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Upward and downward population shifts across several states over the past year may impact transportation planning on several levels, especially as part of land-management strategies. [Above photo by Utah DOT.] Data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau and indicate that the populations of Nevada and Idaho grew the most percentage-wise – some 2.1 percent each […]

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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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