January 29, 2020
  • 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
  • 6:33 am State DOTs Detail Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts at USDOT Event
  • 12:44 pm House T&I Critical of FCC’s Proposed 5.9 GHz Rulemaking
  • 12:43 pm Survey: Roads Rank High on Mayoral Infrastructure Wish-List
  • 12:39 pm Greenbelt: The Town that Influenced Transportation
  • 12:37 pm State DOT CEOs Address Role of Equity in Transportation

The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation released the fourth update of autonomous vehicle (AV) development guidance on January 8 that “unifies” regulatory efforts across 38 Federal departments, independent agencies, commissions, and executive offices. [Above: USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao giving the keynote speech at CES 2020 in Las Vegas.] The 56-page policy document […]

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An estimated 13,000 people are expected to participate in the more than 800 sessions scheduled as part of the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting in Washington D.C., which runs from January 12 through January 16 this year. Several state departments of transportation chief executives will lead and/or participate in a number of sessions covering a […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation published a request for information (RFI) on January 7 to help guide the creation of its Inclusive Design Challenge; a contest aimed at encouraging the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) solutions geared toward the need of persons with physical, sensory, and/or cognitive disabilities. [Above photo by Rebecca Amber for the […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration noted on December 20 that highway crash fatalities for the first nine months of 2019 declined by 2.2 percent compared to the first nine months of 2018; a trend that made the third quarter of 2019 the eighth consecutive year-to-year quarterly decline in fatalities since the fourth quarter of […]

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Though the Federal Highway Administration is only at the halfway point of the fifth round of its “Every Day Counts” initiative, the agency is starting to actively seek submissions for the sixth round of the program – known as EDC-6 – for 2021-2022. [Above photo of USDOT headquarters by FHWA.] “We are seeking ideas from […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials joined eight other organizations as signatories to a letter sent on December 20 to Congressional committee leaders that seeks the allowance of federal funding for automated speed enforcement of work zones. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] Most work zone fatalities and injuries can be attributed […]

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A 136-page report from consulting firm Deloitte predicts that tens of billions of additional bicycle trips per year will take place globally in 2022, in effect doubling the number of regular bicycle users in many major cities around the world where cycling to work is still uncommon. [Above photo by Sgt. Austan Owen, 5th Mobile […]

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A bipartisan agreement that combined all 12 fiscal year 2020 federal government funding bills into two appropriations packages – H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865 – will fund transportation programs through September 30, 2020, and provide $87.2 billion in total discretionary budget resources to the U.S. Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] Both the House of […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sent a letter on December 16 to the leadership of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce seeking their support for preserving the 5.9 GHz wireless spectrum for transportation safety needs alone. The letter, signed […]

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The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously at a December 12 hearing to move forward with an effort to open up the 5.9 GHz wireless safety spectrum to non-transportation use. FCC commissioners argued their decision was prompted by the “slow deployment” of dedicated short-range communications or DSRC technology, the emergence of new transportation and other communication […]

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