October 28, 2021
  • 1:12 am FHWA: Highway Trust Fund Should be Solvent into 2022
  • 1:09 am Panel: State DOTs Key to Improving Freight Connectivity
  • 1:04 am AASHTO’s Active Transportation Council Building “Research Roadmap”
  • 11:58 am AASHTO Survey Details Harm of Short-Term Funding Extensions
  • 11:54 am Senate Appropriations Releases FY 2022 USDOT Funding Bill

Major General Luke Reiner – currently Wyoming’s Adjutant General in charge of the 3,000-member Wyoming Military Department – is set to become the next director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation, following his formal appointment by Gov. Mark Gordon (R) on Feb. 20. [Above photo by First Lt. Christian Venhuizen, Wyoming National Guard.] He began […]

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According to the Texas Department of Transportation, “booming” economic activity in the Lone Star state’s five main oil and gas production regions – Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Granite Wash, Haynesville/Bossier Shale and Permian Basin – is generating a spike in traffic fatalities and injuries; an increase the agency blames on failure to control speed, […]

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and Delaware Gov. John Carney (D) jointly agreed on Feb. 13 to a toll rate increase for the Delaware Memorial Bridge in order to fund “necessary safety and infrastructure projects,” which the Delaware River and Bay Authority officially adopted on Feb. 20. The new toll rate for passenger cars […]

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation hosted an autonomous vehicle technology demonstration on Feb. 20 along “low-volume” roads in and around Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown; part of what the agency calls its “Little Roady” pilot program, named after the “Little Roady” self-driving all-electric shuttle bus being tested. The Little Roady shuttles – capable […]

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For the first time, the Idaho Transportation Department added a “video component” to its annual report as a way to “visually illustrate” its accomplishments in 2018. “Normally, we print the report on paper and also provide an electronic version on [our] website,” explained ITD Director Brian Ness in a statement. “This year, we wanted to […]

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A four-lane highway project that aims to connect the Seven Mountains region of Pennsylvania to the greater State College area through Centre County is being restarted after being shelved for more than 15 years – largely with state funds. The new roadway would also link to the Potter Mills Gap project, which is in its […]

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Russell McMurry (seen above), commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation, has been appointed to a two-year term as chair of the American Association of Stater Highway and Transportation Officials Council on Highways and Streets. McMurry – appointed to be Georgia DOT’s commissioner by a unanimous vote of the State Transportation Board in January 2015 […]

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The annual American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Washington Briefing – being held Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington D.C. – will focus on legislative issues related to transportation policy and infrastructure funding; issues that will be directly addressed by some of the nation’s key transportation policymakers […]

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