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

By a vote of 93 to 6, the U.S. Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on Oct. 3, which President Trump expected to sign during a White House ceremony on Oct. 5. The legislation provides a five-year authorization of federal aviation programs that includes reauthorizations and reforms of the Transportation Security Administration and the […]

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The USDOT issued the third version of federal regulatory guidance for autonomous vehicles of Oct. 4 to “support the safe integration of automation into the broad multimodal surface transportation system,” according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. “The safe integration of automated vehicle technology into our transportation system will increase productivity, facilitate freight movement and create […]

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Data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Oct. 3 indicates highway fatalities declined overall in 2017 after two consecutive years of large increases, with preliminary estimates for the first six months of 2018 indicating that the “downward trend” in fatalities is continuing – even as the number of vehicle miles travelled or VMT […]

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The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA finalized by the three countries on Oct. 1, updates and replaces the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA with “modern provisions” to “serve the interests of American workers and businesses,” according to a statement by President Trump. [Above: Norfolk International Terminals, Port of Virginia. Photo: Tom […]

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The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials elected Carlos Braceras (above on the left), executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, to serve as its president for 2018-2019, along with Missouri Department of Transportation Director Patrick McKenna (above on right) as its vice president. These actions occurred […]

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Following an intensive, multi-month search, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials selected Jim Tymon to become its seventh executive director during the association’s annual meeting in Atlanta Sept. 20-24. Tymon, who is currently AASHTO’s chief operating officer and director of policy and management, joined the association in 2013. He will assume his […]

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Committee leaders in the House of Representatives and Senate Committee hammered out a final reconciliation on reauthorization legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration; a bill that includes reauthorizations and reforms of the Transportation Security Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, while overhauling federal disaster programs. [Above photo courtesy of Richmond International Airport] The FAA […]

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As the end of the federal government’s fiscal year approached, the House of Representatives approved an appropriations “minibus” funding bill on Sept. 26, which includes the Department of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019, as well as a short term continuing resolution to temporarily fund remaining government […]

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Focusing on the deployment of ‘low speed’ autonomous vehicles, especially in mass transit applications, may be the key to their acceptance by the general public, argued Jay Rogers (seen above, photo by Georgia DOT), CEO and co-founder of LM Industries – the parent company of Local Motors – during the keynote speech at the annual […]

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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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