December 9, 2022
  • 1:12 pm Senate Committee Approves Bhatt FHWA Nomination
  • 1:10 pm AASHTO Urges Congress to Pass Full Appropriations Bill
  • 1:08 pm Addressing Transportation Insecurity through Equity
  • 1:04 pm Where State DOTs, Broadband, and Infrastructure Meet
  • 1:00 pm EPW Hearing Highlights IIJA Benefits, Challenges

A June 12 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation oversight hearing of the Federal Communications Commission brought up the ongoing and contentious issue of opening up the 5.9 GHz spectrum to non-transportation usage. In his written testimony, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai noted that “our work on 5G will open the door to new services […]

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As state departments of transportation across the central United States continue to struggle with roadways waterlogged by heavy flooding, President Trump’s administration continued to approve declarations of disaster to authorize federal funding to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts. [Above photo by the Arkansas Department of Transportation.] The president recently approved disaster declarations for […]

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Concern over the drastic depletion of the Highway Trust Fund became a key topic of discussion during a June 12 hearing held by the House of Representatives’ Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. “The Highway Trust Fund – the primary source of federal revenue for highway projects, safety programs, and transit investments – […]

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By a vote of 29 to 21, the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations formally approved a fiscal year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies or THUD funding bill that would provide the U.S. Department of Transportation with a total budget of $86.6 billion; roughly $167 million above the amount enacted for […]

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Record-setting storms and flooding continue to force the closure of roads and bridges on the National Highway System by the dozens in states throughout the Midwest, according to the Federal Highway Administration – especially in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. [Above photo by U.S. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Rebecca Imwalle.] The […]

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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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