November 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
  • 12:42 pm State DOTs Reiterate Benefits of TIM Training at Safety Summit
  • 12:37 pm AASHTO Issues Second Coalition Rescission Repeal Letter
  • 12:36 pm Tariff Report Highlights Raw Material Cost Concerns
  • 12:23 pm USDOT Releases $900M in BUILD Grants
  • 12:19 pm House T&I Amtrak Hearing Airs State-Level Rail Concerns

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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The world is “in the midst of a truly revolutionary era in transportation,” according to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, with the development of drones and autonomous vehicles just two of many new technologies that offer the potential to increase safety while creating new goods and services. [Above photo by Ford Motor Co.] “They […]

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A new study by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Georgia Tech claims that a single percentage-point increase in mass transit ridership is associated with a 0.473 percentage-point lower obesity rate in counties across the United States. [Above photo by the Federal Transit Administration.] That eight-page study is based on “computational analysis” […]

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A 108-page report issued by the Brookings Institution on Jan. 24 indicates that some of the “most vulnerable jobs” for replacement by automation and/or artificial intelligence-based systems are those in office administration, production, transportation, and food preparation. [Above photo by the U.S. Dept. of Defense.] The group said such jobs are deemed to face “high […]

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The American Traffic Safety Services Association Foundation is opening the application process for several scholarship programs focused on highlighting the need for greater roadway safety The first is the Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship, which provides post-high school education financial assistance to children and spouses of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in roadway work zones, […]

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The board of the Nevada Department of Transportation this week confirmed Gov. Steve Sisolak’s (D) recommendation of Kristina Swallow as the next state transportation director. She is the former program manager for the City of Las Vegas, in charge of the engineering team responsible for delivering public works projects and sanitary sewer collection system planning, […]

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The Commonwealth of Virginia cemented a five-year deal with private firm Transurban to upgrade sections of Interstates 495 and 95; a deal representing roughly $1 billion in construction contracts. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] “My administration is committed to creating opportunity for Virginia families and businesses in every corner of the Commonwealth, and that […]

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