October 26, 2020
  • 12:26 pm AASHTO to Examine Election Impact on Transportation at Annual Meeting
  • 12:25 pm CDC Says Public Transit Passengers, Operators Should Wear Masks
  • 12:17 pm FHWA Awards AID Funds to Seven State DOTs
  • 12:13 pm USDOT: Connected Vehicle Pilot More Complex Than Expected
  • 12:10 pm Expansion in the Works for Nevada Smart Roadway Project
 

Making infrastructure construction more productive by cutting “red tape” at the federal level remains one of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s overarching goals, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. During the keynote address at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019 Washington Briefing on Feb. 27, Chao referenced a 2017 McKinsey study […]

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A vehicle miles traveled or VMT fee, wider use of tolling, and a hike in the federal fuel tax were some of the many transportation funding options four key Congressional leaders discussed at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019 Washington Briefing, held annually in the nation’s capital at the Washington Court […]

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Centralizing project permit processing, preparing for autonomous vehicles, increasing freight throughput between modes, and replacing the nation’s aging bus fleets are just some of the many challenges ahead for the nation’s transportation system. In a roundtable discussion held at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019 Washington Briefing on Feb. 28, seven […]

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There is an infrastructure problem, if not a crisis, in the United States, but public opinion may not yet be in a position to back funding measures to solve it. That was the message Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, shared at the American Association of State […]

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Revitalizing transportation infrastructure in the United States will require a “united” effort on the part of both government and the general public – with eyes wide open about the costs associated with such a massive revitalization effort. That’s the view of several key transportation association executives, expressed during a roundtable session at the American Association […]

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An information hearing held by the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Feb. 26 examined how changes to infrastructure policy could help the U.S. transportation system “mitigate and adapt to climate change.” [Above photo via House T&I Committee.] Committee Vice Chair Salud Carbajal, R-Calif., led the four-hour hearing and presented prepared remarks on […]

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A 30-page report crafted from a year-long population survey of Bend, Ore., found that its residents shared a similar view of transportation issues resulting from city growth despite different backgrounds, income levels, and ages. Those findings – released in mid-February – also reflect trends occurring at the national level. [Above photo of Bend, Ore., via […]

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On the heels of the Federal Railroad Administration pulling back funding for California’s high-speed rail project, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, (seen above) has introduced a bill to require full public disclosure of the cost and timeline of government-funded projects that are over budget and behind schedule. [Above photo by Gage Skidmore.] Dubbed the “Billion Dollar […]

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A new report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association on Feb. 28 projects that pedestrian fatalities will number 6,227 in 2018; a 4 percent jump from the 5,977 pedestrian deaths recorded in 2017 and the highest number in nearly three decades. [Above photo via Pixabay.] For this report, the group said in a statement that it […]

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Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D) has named Omer Osman (seen above) to serve as secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation, pending confirmation by the state legislature. Osman, according to a Feb. 22 statement from the Governor’s Office, most recently served as deputy secretary for the office of project implementation for the agency – responsible […]

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