July 22, 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
  • 12:28 pm Contentious House Hearing Examines FTA’s CIG Program, HTF Impact
  • 12:20 pm FHWA’s Hendrickson to Become AASHTO’s Deputy Director
  • 12:16 pm GAO Report Finds INFRA Grant Program Lacks Consistency, Transparency
  • 12:11 pm FHWA’s Nason Highlights Need to Reserve 5.9 GHz Spectrum for Transportation
  • 12:07 pm USDOT, FMCSA Step-Up Efforts to Deter Human Trafficking

The House of Representatives this week passed a major spending package, HR3055, containing $87.7 billion in Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations for Transportation-Housing and Urban Development, or THUD. This “minibus” package – composed of four other appropriations bills in addition to THUD – was the second of three packages considered by the House for FY 2020, […]

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The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety this week held a hearing exploring the adoption of technology by transportation agencies and the private sector, and the effects those technologies have on the surface transportation network. Subcommittee Chair Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) opened the hearing explaining that “Technology is already changing how we move people and […]

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Two new studies released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that vehicle automation technology “has limitations that can be tricky for drivers to grasp.” One study revealed how the names manufacturers use for these systems can send the wrong messages to drivers regarding how attentive they should be. Another found that drivers don’t […]

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According to a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey released this month, most drivers (95.1 percent) perceive driving after drinking as very or extremely dangerous. However, almost 11 percent admitted to having done so in the past 30 days. Meanwhile, the survey found that 70 percent of respondents consider driving within an hour after […]

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The Michigan Department of Transportation and the Michigan Tech Research Institute are experimenting with a new way to conduct “up-close” visual inspections of concrete bridge decking: by using a 3-D “movie camera.” The 3-D optical bridge evaluation system or 3DOBS developed by MTRI and being tested by Michigan DOT uses a vehicle-mounted camera and image […]

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Utility work is often a challenge for local residents, but local electric utility company Pepco – a division of Exelon – and the District Department of Transportation are partnering to ensure that a $500 million DC Power Line Undergrounding or DC PLUG project goes smoothly. The PLUG project will relocate up to 30 of the […]

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Since 1921, 189 California Department of Transportation employees have been killed on the job – and one of the biggest hazards to them and anyone working on the roads is from motorists who do not exercise caution. For that reason, Caltrans is joining forces with the California State Transportation Agency, California Highway Patrol, and the […]

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The January closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct in downtown Seattle – also known as State Route 99 – was another step in a long reclamation project that will eventually remove highway and repurpose the land it occupies. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, removing the viaduct will be completed in three stages: […]

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation recently helped celebrate the first anniversary of the CTrail Hartford Line, which connects multiple stations in Central Connecticut along the I-91 corridor. It was the first rail line to open for service in Connecticut since 1990, the agency noted. During its first year of service, an estimated 634,000 passengers used […]

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The board of directors for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officially signed off on a five-year, $18.3 billion capital investment plan for both agencies that will, among other things, provide $146.5 million in initial start-up funding for the $300 million Hopkinton-Westborough I-495/I-90 Interchange improvement project that’s now in the planning […]

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