September 18, 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
  • 12:31 pm Coalition Letter Continues to Urge Repeal of Rescission
  • 12:25 pm Tolling, Congestion Pricing Debated at House Hearing
  • 12:22 pm Letter Argues AV Safety Must be “Paramount Concern”
  • 12:15 pm EPA, Dept. of the Army Formally Repeal 2015 WOTUS Rule
  • 12:12 pm INRIX Study Highlights Potential of Micromobility

The governors of Arkansas and Alabama approved fuel tax increases this week, with Arkansas also placing on the 2020 ballot an amendment that would “indefinitely” extend a half-cent sales tax that generates $205 million a year for highway infrastructure needs. On March 11, Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) (seen above) signed into law key pieces of […]

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation plans to hold 14 community meetings from late March through early May to gather public feedback on whether to implement a road usage charge or RUC to fund the upkeep of roadways and bridges; replacing the state’s 16-cent-per gallon tax on diesel and gasoline. [Above photo by Hawaii DOT.] “The […]

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The Texas Department of Transportation – along with the Office of the Governor, law enforcement and industry partners – launched an “On the Road to End Human Trafficking” initiative on March 12; a statewide effort to raise awareness, increase vigilance, and report the signs of human trafficking. “Human trafficking is a horrific crime that knows […]

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Gov. Charlie Baker (R) (seen above) unveiled legislation on March 7 that aims to implement a variety of new roadway safety measures, which includes giving the Massachusetts Department of Transportation the authority to establish mandatory temporary lower speed limits in construction zones. [Above photo by the Massachusetts Governor’s Office.] “Our roadway safety legislation targets several […]

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A blizzard that began on Feb. 24 triggered “historic” avalanches that buried an 11-mile stretch of Idaho Highway 21 – known as Canyon Creek – in nearly 50 feet of snow. Video recorded by Idaho Transportation Department highway crews illustrate the work involved in clearing that amount of snow from the roadway.

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The latest Airport Pavement Management System or APMS report issued by the Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division on March 12 indicates pavement conditions at 98 state airports “have steadily deteriorated” since 2005 – with $395.4 million needed over the next seven years to reverse that trend. [Above photo by WSDOT.] WSDOT said it […]

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The BATIC Institute: An AASHTO Center for Excellence will host a one-hour free webinar later this month to provide insight into Road Usage Charge or RUC programs – also referred to as vehicle miles traveled or VMT and mileage-based user fee or MBUF systems. [Above photo by Oregon DOT.] This webinar – which will take […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Research Advisory Committee Work Group has compiled a series of “how to” white papers to help state DOTs tailor National Cooperative Highway Research Program research “needs statements” more effectively. [Above photo by Jeminus.] The RAC said its series includes white papers on a variety of research […]

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