August 24, 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
  • 1:04 pm State DOTs Sign Letter Supporting Preservation of 5.9 GHz Spectrum
  • 1:01 pm America’s Top 12 Transportation Projects Vying for Two Prestigious Awards
  • 12:55 pm Traffic Congestion Keeps Climbing, Says Latest Urban Mobility Report
  • 12:51 pm WOTUS Rule Loses Again in Federal Court
  • 12:40 pm Researchers Seeking Ways to Toughen Infrastructure Against Tsunamis

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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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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