December 12, 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

The leadership of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works – Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman, and Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., ranking member – are the latest members of Congress to call for the repeal of Section 1438 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation or FAST Act that would rescind $7.6 billion in federal […]

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A June 12 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation oversight hearing of the Federal Communications Commission brought up the ongoing and contentious issue of opening up the 5.9 GHz spectrum to non-transportation usage. In his written testimony, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai noted that “our work on 5G will open the door to new services […]

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As state departments of transportation across the central United States continue to struggle with roadways waterlogged by heavy flooding, President Trump’s administration continued to approve declarations of disaster to authorize federal funding to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts. [Above photo by the Arkansas Department of Transportation.] The president recently approved disaster declarations for […]

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Concern over the drastic depletion of the Highway Trust Fund became a key topic of discussion during a June 12 hearing held by the House of Representatives’ Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. “The Highway Trust Fund – the primary source of federal revenue for highway projects, safety programs, and transit investments – […]

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Eight transportation projects from six western state departments of transportation received top honors in the first regional round of the 12th annual America’s Transportation Awards competition. The winners from the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials regional competition, announced on June 12, include: North Dakota Department of Transportation’s Pop-Up Demonstration Projects California Department […]

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Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., and other members of California’s House of Representatives delegation introduced H.R. 3193 on June 11, known as the “Transportation Emergency Relief Funds Availability Act,” to extend the regulatory deadline from two to six years for using highway and transit construction funds awarded through the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief program. Rep. Garamendi […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration awarded more than $326 million in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements or CRISI grants to fund 45 railroad projects in 29 states, with nine state departments of transportation receiving funds for 12 projects. FRA Administrator Ronald Batory noted in a statement on June 12 that the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation […]

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The Federal Highway Administration published a Notice of Funding Opportunity on June 12 for states, cities, and others to compete for $60 million in new Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment or ATCMTD grants that aim to support the development of new technologies for improving transportation efficiency. [Above photo by the Oregon Department of […]

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On the heels of the introduction of legislation to support a four-year, $4.5 billion infrastructure spending plan called “Restore Pennsylvania,” Governor Tom Wolf (D) (seen above) highlighted the release of several white papers that highlight the plan’s potential economic benefits – especially where transportation is concerned. “Over the last six months I’ve been traveling across […]

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On June 7, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) (seen above) signed into law a funding bill that authorizes $200 million in Chapter 90 transportation funds to be spent on municipal transportation projects across the state. According to a statement from the governor’s office, the new Chapter 90 funding measure requires cities and towns to submit […]

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