February 17, 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
  • 12:38 pm Transportation Funding to Flow Following Bicameral Legislative Agreement
  • 12:33 pm Senate Commerce Committee Holds Infrastructure Hearing
  • 12:27 pm USDOT to Open up its Regulatory ‘Guidance’ Documents to Review
  • 12:24 pm Trump Administration Issues Executive Order Regarding Artificial Intelligence
  • 12:16 pm Report Highlights How to Bring More Women into the Transportation Workforce

Data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Oct. 3 indicates highway fatalities declined overall in 2017 after two consecutive years of large increases, with preliminary estimates for the first six months of 2018 indicating that the “downward trend” in fatalities is continuing – even as the number of vehicle miles travelled or VMT […]

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The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA finalized by the three countries on Oct. 1, updates and replaces the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA with “modern provisions” to “serve the interests of American workers and businesses,” according to a statement by President Trump. [Above: Norfolk International Terminals, Port of Virginia. Photo: Tom […]

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The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials elected Carlos Braceras (above on the left), executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, to serve as its president for 2018-2019, along with Missouri Department of Transportation Director Patrick McKenna (above on right) as its vice president. These actions occurred […]

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Following an intensive, multi-month search, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials selected Jim Tymon to become its seventh executive director during the association’s annual meeting in Atlanta Sept. 20-24. Tymon, who is currently AASHTO’s chief operating officer and director of policy and management, joined the association in 2013. He will assume his […]

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Committee leaders in the House of Representatives and Senate Committee hammered out a final reconciliation on reauthorization legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration; a bill that includes reauthorizations and reforms of the Transportation Security Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, while overhauling federal disaster programs. [Above photo courtesy of Richmond International Airport] The FAA […]

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As the end of the federal government’s fiscal year approached, the House of Representatives approved an appropriations “minibus” funding bill on Sept. 26, which includes the Department of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019, as well as a short term continuing resolution to temporarily fund remaining government […]

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Focusing on the deployment of ‘low speed’ autonomous vehicles, especially in mass transit applications, may be the key to their acceptance by the general public, argued Jay Rogers (seen above, photo by Georgia DOT), CEO and co-founder of LM Industries – the parent company of Local Motors – during the keynote speech at the annual […]

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State department of transportation workers, national guardsmen, and a host of other federal, state, and local personnel fanned out across North Carolina and South Carolina this week to assess and start fixing the damage left behind by Hurricane Florence. [Above: Christy Hall, Secretary of the South Carolina DOT, inspecting flood prevention work on U.S. 501 […]

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed on Sept. 17 to delay implementation of a controversial air quality decision it made eight months ago until February 16, 2019; a decision that provides “breathing room” for states and metropolitan planning organizations to receive guidance on how to comply with revised air […]

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The passage of the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 or S. 2680 by the U.S. Senate on Sept. 17 by a vote of 99-1 may provide new drug-testing options for state department of transportation personnel, specifically hair and oral fluid testing, as well as requiring the USDOT to create and manage a publicly-available database […]

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