October 14, 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
  • 1:02 pm USDOT Secretary Chao Announces New Rural Infrastructure Focus
  • 1:01 pm Transportation Safety, Funding Will Be Emphasis Areas for New AASHTO President
  • 1:00 pm Highway Rights-of-Way May Be Key for Developing Hyperloop
  • 12:59 pm Missouri Governor Calls for ‘Bold’ Transportation Solutions
  • 12:58 pm AAA Says Pedestrian Detection Systems ‘Perform Inconsistently’

A continuing resolution or CR  from the House of Representatives that would extend federal government funding through November 21 and avoid a government shutdown at the end of September passed on September 19 by a vote of 301-123. “While the House did its work, the Senate appropriations process is far behind. Because of this delay, […]

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Drones, a virtual reality bicycle simulator, 3-D printers, and new roadway materials, plus a bevy of autonomous vehicle or AV projects formed just some of the highlights of the 2019 Federal Highway Administration Research showcase; a first of its kind event at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., on September 18. [Left […]

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The Senate Appropriations Committee on September 19 approved $86.6 billion in fiscal year 2020 funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation, which is $167 million above the FY 2019 enacted level, by a vote of 31-0. That closely matches the “minibus” package passed by the House of Representatives in June. “This legislation prioritizes funding for […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency took another step toward finalizing the proposed Safer, Affordable, Fuel-Efficient or SAFE Vehicles Rule by issuing a “final action” on September 19 entitled the “One National Program Rule” that enables the federal government to provide nationwide uniform fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission or […]

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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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