April 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
  • 1:04 pm House Subcommittee Targets Design Changes to Improve Roadway Safety
  • 1:00 pm Work Zone Safety Touted at Kickoff Event in Nation’s Capital
  • 12:58 pm Sec. Chao Reiterates Transportation Budget Priorities in House Testimony
  • 12:53 pm House Subcommittee Hearing Seeks to Stem ‘Misuse’ of Harbor Maintenance Taxes
  • 12:47 pm Proposed Legislation Seeks to Extend Tax Credits for Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Finding a bipartisan solution to funding surface transportation and other infrastructure needs remains a major challenge in Congress, according to the chair and ranking member of the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. Speaking during the “Transforming Transportation” roundtable sponsored by Axios and Uber, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D, (seen in photo above […]

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Raising the passenger facility charges or PFCs added to airline tickets and increasing the amount of grant monies available through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program were key topics discussed during House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing held on March 26. [Above photo via YouTube screen capture.] “Crippling congestion has become the […]

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A “bomb cyclone” that struck the Midwest in mid-March caused major flooding across Nebraska and parts of Iowa and Missouri, damaging highways, roads and bridges and causing in excess of $1 billion in property losses, according to news reports. [Above photo by Captain Ryan Hignight, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District.] The Nebraska Department […]

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The Federal Highway Administration released new data on March 21 showing total U.S. vehicle miles traveled or VMT reached a record-setting 3.225 trillion in 2018 – an increase of 12.2 billion miles compared to 2017. [Above photo by FHWA.] FHWA’s latest “Traffic Volume Trends” report also showed that 2018 is the fifth year in a […]

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A need for more infrastructure investment and grappling with technological change are two of the biggest issues facing the transit sector, according to a series of new reports. [Above photo by the Federal Transit Administration.] First, the American Public Transportation Association released a 17-page report on March 18 during its annual legislative conference in Washington […]

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President Trump nominated Stephen Dickson (seen above)  on March 19 to serve a five-year term as the next administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration as well as the chairman of the Air Traffic Services Committee within the U.S. Department of Transportation. Dickson, the recently retired senior vice president of flight operations for Delta Air Lines, […]

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State department of transportation executives stressed at a March 13 House of Representatives Highways and Transit Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill that the current mix of formula funding and grants should be retained by Congress as legislators begin tackling surface transportation reauthorization efforts. “We urge that you retain the current highway and transit program framework […]

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The $4.75 trillion fiscal year 2020 budget for the federal government proposed by President Trump on March 11 seeks to rollback non-defense discretionary funding to 2011 levels and eliminating the $10 billion boost for infrastructure provided by Congress in both FY 2018 and FY 2019. At the same time, the proposal continues to seek an […]

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The recent growth in bicycle and pedestrian fatalities is placing renewed focus on “active transportation” safety efforts, according to three state department of transportation executives who spoke during a panel discussion at the National Bike Summit 2019, held March 9-12 in Crystal City, VA. [Left to right in above photo: Toks Omishakin, Barb Chamberlin, Charles […]

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In speeches before the 2019 National Bike Summit in Crystal City, VA, March 11, and at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, TX, March 12, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao stressed that safety and innovation will remain the key focal points of her agency going forward as new technologies and mobility options […]

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