April 20, 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
  • 1:00 pm State DOTs Bracing for Potential Changes to 5G Spectrum
  • 12:57 pm FHWA Approves Full NEPA Assignment for Arizona DOT
  • 12:54 pm APTA Report Shows Slippage in Public Transit Ridership
  • 12:50 pm USDOT Unveils $900M BUILD Grant NOFO
  • 12:47 pm Road to Zero Survey Says Motorists Support Imposition of More Safety Measures

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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State departments of transportation are viewed as one of many “modal connectors” within the United States that can help reduce if not stop altogether the global crime of human trafficking, noted Paul Anderson, president and CEO of the Port of Tampa Bay, in a Jan. 23 webinar sponsored by the American Association of Port Authorities. […]

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The interstate highway system will become increasingly unreliable and congested – plus costlier to operate, maintain, and repair – if new funding sources are not located and the commitment between the states and federal government is not “re-strengthened.” [Above photo by Missouri DOT.] Those were the main takeaways from speeches by Norman Augustine and Norman […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials filed two policy letters on Jan. 11, the first providing comments on proposed rule on proprietary products issued by the Federal Highway Administration last November and the second commenting on a proposed waiver that would allow deployment of Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything or C-V2X technology in the 5.9 […]

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The formation of a new advocacy group and the publication of a new “playbook” by a separate organization are seeking to increase the focus on developing more shared “micro-mobility” services such as ride-hailing, dockless bikes, electric scooters, and other transportation options now being rapidly deployed in cities across the country. [Above photo by Ford Motor […]

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Kevin Thibault is set to become the new secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, with Tim Gatz poised to become secretary of transportation for Oklahoma. Both now await confirmation by their respective state legislatures. Meanwhile, Matthew Garrett – the longtime director of the Oregon Department of Transportation – announced plans to resign on or […]

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Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti made a joint appearance on Jan. 22 to urge the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to invest in a new monorail system for the Newark Liberty International Airport; an investment news reports indicated could cost more than $2 billion. […]

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The Texas Department of Transportation plans to form a connected and autonomous vehicle or CAV “task force” that is designed to be a “one-stop” resource for information and coordination on all ongoing CAV projects, investments, and initiatives throughout Texas. [Above photo by GM.] Gov. Greg Abbott (R) noted in a statement on Jan. 22 that, […]

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The Nevada Department of Transportation kicked off the “next phase” of its “Centennial Bowl” interchange project on Jan. 22; a project aimed at revamping the connection between U.S. Highway 95 and 215 Beltway in northwest Las Vegas. This construction portion of this project is valued at $61.5 million, the agency added. [Above graphic by the […]

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