June 4, 2020
  • 5:05 pm House T&I Releases Five-Year $494B Surface Transportation Bill
  • 1:06 pm COVID-19 Will Create Long-Term Impact on State DOT Revenues
  • 12:58 pm States Fine-Tune Performance Targets for Highway Safety
  • 12:54 pm TRB Looks at How Transportation May Change Due to COVID-19
  • 12:50 pm Paper Extols Virtues of ITS for Reducing Traffic Congestion

In January, those attending the 2019 Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington, D.C., got a chance to experience their first-ever ride in an autonomous vehicle – in this case, a self-driving passenger shuttle bus. French company Navya, which sponsored the demonstration, said its autonomous vehicle is not equipped with either a steering wheel or […]

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The Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened an informational hearing on Feb. 6 to explore the benefits, needs, and challenges of 5G technology – especially how its deployment may impact the 5.9 GHz transmission band, currently reserved for transportation communication needs. “The fifth generation of high-speed wireless networks, commonly known as 5G, is […]

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A proposal to raise the federal statutory cap on private activity bonds or PABs and making changes to the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act or TIFIA funding program are the focus of two new pieces of legislation co-sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Tex., (seen above) and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., […]

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Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., re-introduced a bill on Feb. 6 that Sen. Barrasso initially proffered last October in the waning days of the 115th Congress; legislation that seeks to end electric vehicle federal tax credits while imposing a fee on operators of all alternatively fueled vehicles – be they powered […]

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During a hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Jan. 29, Nicole Nason (above) said that, should the committee confirm her nomination as administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, she plans to place a special focus on rural roadway safety. “My priority is safety on all roads, but we must recognize […]

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Nearly 50 experts from 34 state departments of transportation participated in one or more of the 800 sessions offered at the 2019 Transportation Research Board annual meeting Jan. 14-19 in Washington D.C.; including 12 agency executives who discussed a number of “pressing issues” affecting the state DOT community, such as workforce development, the deployment of […]

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Though kickoff for this week’s big game between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams isn’t scheduled to occur until 6:30 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, Feb. 3 in Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, and other public agencies have been hard at work for several […]

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Chronic wasting disease is an highly contagious ailment fatal to both free-ranging and captive animals within the deer family, which includes elk and moose. Since its initial identification in Colorado in captive mule deer in the late 1960s, and then in free-ranging elk in the 1980s, CWD has spread to 25 U.S. states – with […]

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Editor’s note: President Trump and Democratic party reached an agreement to re-open the partially shuttered federal government for 3 weeks as of 3 p.m. eastern time on Jan. 25 as they continue to negotiate over immigration issues and funding for a border wall. Many public transit agencies – especially ones operating in rural areas and […]

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Managing wildlife issues, such as fish migration, while figuring out ways to forge stronger ties with Native American tribal governments are two of the “hot issues” currently facing state departments of transportation. [Above left to right: Carissa Watanabe, Anna Bosin, Karin Landsberg, and Rhonda Fair.] During a panel discussion on Jan. 16 held during the 2019 […]

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