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

States are being encouraged to submit applications for the last two years of a grant program designed to test “alternative revenue mechanisms” built upon a user-fee structure to maintain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. A Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives or STSFA program issued August 8 […]

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A panel discussion held at the 2019 TransComm meeting in Indianapolis in late July stressed that more public outreach on the part of state departments of transportation regarding snow and ice removal operational needs is critical to creating a safer and more efficient highway system during the winter season. “Weather impacts travel-time reliability; and we […]

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The Ray in Georgia – a corporate venture devoted to technology testing along an 18-mile-long strip of Interstate 85 – is joining forces with the Georgia Department of Transportation and Panasonic to test a vehicle-to-everything or V2X data “ecosystem” designed to improve roadway safety, reduce traffic congestion, and improve organizational efficiency. By leveraging the “CIRRUS by […]

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Legislation proposed by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., on Aug. 1 would provide $40 million in grants and “financial assistance” to “local communities” per year to address “safety concerns” posed by the derailment of trains carrying crude oil and hazardous materials. The Crude Oil Advanced Tracking Act would require railroads to share information regarding oil shipments with state […]

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The Maritime Administration added nine Marine Highway Projects and a Marine Highway Route to the America’s Marine Highway Program on July 30, encompassing waterways located in: Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington State and American Samoa. [Above photo by the Missouri Department of Transportation] MARAD noted that such “designation” makes projects and […]

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched a rulemaking effort on August 5 to permanently establish a crash preventability determination program for commercial vehicles; a program that aims to reduce commercial vehicle crashes on the nation’s highways. [Above photo by the Missouri Department of Transportation] The agency has been pilot testing a crash preventability program […]

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A new “cost-share” program created by the Missouri General Assembly this year provides $50 million to the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Economic Development to build “partnerships” with local entities in support of local road and bridge projects. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT] The Governor’s Transportation Cost-Share Program provides financial […]

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A transportation bill signed into law on Aug. 6 by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) (seen above) will, among other things, create a new office within the Wisconsin Department of Transportation; an office responsible for “facilitating” faster delivery times for infrastructure projects. The bill, 2019 Wisconsin Act 18: Creates a new office within the Wisconsin […]

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The Oregon Department of Transportation launched a public outreach campaign on Aug. 6 that will run through 2020 to educate residents about transportation funding and the need for new ways to pay for the state’s roads and bridges. Dubbed “Keep Oregon Connected” and funded in part with a federal grant, the campaign seeks to explain […]

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The term is indeed a mouthful – “geosynthetic reinforced soil-integrated bridge system” – but it is a technique new to the Arizona Department of Transportation to not only speed up the replacement of the Interstate 40 bridge at Meteor City Road but to help lower the cost of maintaining it in the future. [Above photo […]

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