December 7, 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
  • 1:00 pm AASHTO Highlights Safety, Formula Funding at Freight System Hearing
  • 12:53 pm FCC’s 5.9 GHz Reallocation Plan Debated at House Hearing
  • 12:46 pm Lack of Reauthorization Could Imperil Future Transportation Infrastructure Spending
  • 12:42 pm USDOT Releases ‘Rule for Rules,’ Codifying Reforms
  • 12:39 pm FTA Awards $423M in Transit Infrastructure Grants

In a 17-page decision, Rhode Island U.S. District Court Chief Judge William Smith dismissed a lawsuit filed against the state’s tractor-trailer-only tolling plan, noting in his decision that those tolls are “a state tax to fund highway work” and, as so, the federal Tax Injunction Act or TIA prohibits his court from hindering states from […]

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Governor Eric Holcomb (R) (at podium in photo above) helped kick off the 2019 road construction season in Indiana during a March 19 media event – construction that’s touted in part as the continuation of the state’s Next Level Roads strategy, originally implemented in mid-2017. [Above photo by the Indiana Governor’s Office.] “Maintaining our leading […]

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A 48-page report issued March 14 by a 20-member Chicago transportation task force called for an increase in the Illinois state fuel tax to provide more funding to help both the Windy City and Illinois adapt to future mobility challenges. [Above photo by the Chicago Mayor’s Office.] “Chicago has a world-class transportation system, and we […]

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To better educate the general public about its plans to use roundabout intersection designs for upcoming highway projects, the North Carolina Department of Transportation used an informational video developed by engineering firm Stewart compiled in part with aerial footage captured via drones to visually explain to motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians how to safely navigate them. […]

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A handheld x-ray fluorescence or XRF instrument designed by the materials and pavements division of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute for measuring asphalt binder quality is now being field tested by the Texas Department of Transportation. [Above photo by the Texas Department of Transportation.] TTI’s “X-Ray Gun,” developed after two years’ of research, quickly identifies […]

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A harsher-than-usual and prolonged winter is increasing the pothole repair workload for many state departments of transportation. [Above photo by the Ohio Department of Transportation.] The Missouri Department of Transportation reported on March 18 that its crews patched 400,000 potholes through the first two months of 2019, compared to the approximately 619,000 potholes they patched […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Committee on Human Resources is hosting a free workforce development webinar on March 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. eastern standard time. To register for this webinar, click here. [Above photo by the Arkansas Department of Transportation.] The webinar’s speaker – Amanda Holland, management director at […]

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More than 200 people attended the third annual American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials re:source Technical Exchange event March 11-14 in Savannah, GA, which encompassed 25 unique sessions on everything from asphalt mixtures and laboratory safety to a panel discussion on the benefits of having more women represented in the engineering and construction […]

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