December 11, 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

By a vote of 29 to 21, the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations formally approved a fiscal year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies or THUD funding bill that would provide the U.S. Department of Transportation with a total budget of $86.6 billion; roughly $167 million above the amount enacted for […]

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Record-setting storms and flooding continue to force the closure of roads and bridges on the National Highway System by the dozens in states throughout the Midwest, according to the Federal Highway Administration – especially in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. [Above photo by U.S. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Rebecca Imwalle.] The […]

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President Donald Trump signed into law H.R. 2157 – the “Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019” – on June 6 that provides $19.1 billion to cover recovery and other costs associated with a series of catastrophic disasters that have struck the United States over the past three years. [Official White House photo […]

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The Intelligent Transportation Society of America reserved an entire day at its 2019 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., to highlight the needs of highway emergency response crews and the traveling public they serve. To that end, “Emergency Response Day” at ITS American 2019 examined the educational and technological resources now being deployed to improve the […]

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The Federal Highway Administration awarded six road repair and bridge undertakings a total of $321.4 million worth of grants via its Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects or NSFLTP program. [Above photo via Wikimedia Commons.] FHWA said in a statement on June 5 that those are the first grants awarded under this program via […]

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On June 5, the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security approved by voice vote a fiscal year 2020 funding bill that provides a gross total of $63.8 billion in discretionary appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security – including monies to pay for a variety of transit and port security needs. [Above photo […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration awarded the first allotment of some $3.18 billion worth of fiscal year 2019 in Airport Improvement Program or AIP funds on June 5; disbursing $840 million among 432 grants for infrastructure projects at 381 airports around the country. [Above photo by the Richmond International Airport.] According to a statement, the FAA said those projects include […]

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The 2019 National Bridge Challenge is part of the Transportation and Civil Engineering or TRAC program that teaches secondary school students from 7th through 12th grade how to apply a variety of math and science concepts to common engineering problems occurring in the development of transportation systems. [Left to right: Theo Kumpula, Collin Remilong, and […]

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Amtrak’s board of directors approved two leadership changes on June 6: promoting Stephen Gardner into a newly-created position, that of chief operating and commercial officer, while naming Tracie Winbigler to be executive vice president and chief financial officer. [Above photo by the Massachusetts Office of Travel.] Amtrak is also beginning upgrade work along its Northeast Corridor from […]

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A collection of 10 U.S. transit and transportation agencies – including divisions of the Michigan Department of Transportation, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Virginia Department of Transportation – helped form the Automated Bus Consortium on May 30 to “investigate the feasibility” of implementing pilot automated bus projects across the country. [Above graphic from AECOM.] Led […]

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