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

The U.S. Department of Transportation provided more than $60 million in funding for 32 university transportation centers or UTCs on Feb. 5 around the country; consortiums of two- and four-year colleges and universities that form what the agency calls a “unique center” for a specific transportation research topic. [Above photo by Texas A&M University.] Working […]

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New research by AAA indicates that electric vehicle driving range may decrease drastically in extreme cold weather; a decrease exacerbated by use of the vehicle’s heating-ventilation-air-conditioning or HVAC system. [Above photo via AAA.] The group’s analysis – released Feb. 7 and based on tests involving five electric car models – showed that when temperatures dip […]

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Gov. Tom Wolf (D) proposed a four-year $4.5 billion infrastructure spending plan for Pennsylvania on Jan. 31 that includes funding for local road upgrades, new “flexible funding” options for businesses that need local infrastructure upgrades, plus monies for multimodal and large-scale transit capital projects – all paid for by a new “severance tax” on natural […]

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A 66-page report issued by the Alabama Department of Transportation in late January is being viewed as a tool for mapping out the state’s infrastructure needs for the next 20 years – especially in terms of determining capacity needs and how to generate the funds to build it. [Above photo by AARoads.] “Infrastructure demand for […]

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A 69-page report funded by the Governor’s Office of Energy suggests that Nevada should plan to “electrify” its transportation system in part through electricity generated from solar and geothermal sources. [Above photo by the Nevada DOT.] “Electrifying the movement of goods and people around the state moves the needle forward on all of Nevada’s priorities […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation identified four major highway projects in a Jan. 28 statement that it plans to wrap up in 2019; projects designed to improve transportation of both people and goods throughout southern Arizona. [Above photo by Arizona DOT.] Those four projects are: A new I-10 interchange is on track to open this […]

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