June 26, 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
  • 12:42 pm Senate Committee FAST Act Hearing Highlights 5.9 GHz, NEPA Issues
  • 12:39 pm Annual ‘State of Logistics’ Report Highlights Freight Infrastructure Needs
  • 12:34 pm Subcommittee Hearing Focuses on Challenges, Threats Posed by Drones
  • 12:30 pm Preliminary 2018 Data Shows Rise in Pedestrian, Bicyclist Fatalities
  • 12:25 pm USDOT Offers $293M in Port Infrastructure Development Grants

President Donald Trump signed into law H.R. 2157 – the “Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019” – on June 6 that provides $19.1 billion to cover recovery and other costs associated with a series of catastrophic disasters that have struck the United States over the past three years. [Official White House photo […]

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The Intelligent Transportation Society of America reserved an entire day at its 2019 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., to highlight the needs of highway emergency response crews and the traveling public they serve. To that end, “Emergency Response Day” at ITS American 2019 examined the educational and technological resources now being deployed to improve the […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued separate advance notices of proposed rulemaking on May 28 that seek to allow the “safe introduction” of autonomous personal and commercial vehicles on U.S. roadways. Both agencies stressed that they are only “seeking comments” at this stage of the rulemaking process in […]

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A large number of states are enduring historic flooding as the Mississippi and Missouri rivers overflowed their banks due to heavy rains – with many roadways swamped as a result. Meanwhile, a concurrent outbreak of deadly tornadoes added to the damage totals in states such as Missouri, Ohio, and Oklahoma – with the Ohio Department […]

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New tools developed from the Second Strategic Highway Research Program or SHRP2 – a partnership between the Federal Highway Administration, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and the Transportation Research Board – are helping state departments of transportation and other agencies detect the location and severity of asphalt “delamination” beneath roadway surfaces. […]

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With teams of secondary school students flocking to Park City, UT, to compete in the final round of the 2019 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials National Bridge Challenge competition – an event that is part of the organization’s annual spring meeting – the Utah Department of Transportation engaged in a “future workforce […]

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In dramatic fashion, President Trump walked out of a planning follow-up meeting with Congressional leaders on May 22 at the White House that aimed to discuss how to pay for a $2 trillion infrastructure spending package proposed on May 3. With discussions over a $2 trillion infrastructure package apparently dead in the water, Rep. Peter […]

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On May 20, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sent a letter co-signed by 30 other transportation associations and groups to both Democrat and Republican Congressional leaders calling for the repeal of a $7.6 billion rescission in Federal-aid highway contract authority scheduled to occur in July 2020. “Section 1438 of the Fixing […]

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A 2019 survey conducted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials indicates that 36 out of 50 state departments of transportation or 72 percent are now funding centers or programs to operate drones. That’s up from 20 out of 44 state DOTs or 45 percent in AASHTO’s 2018 survey. On top of […]

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After the “dust” settled from cracked balsa-wood trusses and snapped string cables, three teams of students from Michigan took home top honors at the 2019 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials National Bridge Challenge competition; an event that is part of the organization’s annual spring meeting, held this year in Park City, UT. […]

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