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

The first in a series of quarterly studies compiled by J.D. Power and SurveyMonkey finds that consumers “lack confidence” in the future of self-driving and all-electric battery-powered vehicles. The inaugural J.D. Power 2019 Mobility Confidence Index Study, which polled 5,749 consumers about self-driving vehicles and 5,270 about battery-electric vehicles or BAVs, gauges “sentiment” in three […]

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Communicating the important role America’s transportation plays in the daily lives of its citizens should be a top priority for state departments of transportation going forward, argued Carlos Braceras (seen above), executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2018-2019 president. “We need to be […]

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A new administrator has been sworn in at the Federal Aviation Administration, with a new acting deputy secretary announced for the U.S. Department of Transportation and the current chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board re-confirmed to serve a second three-year term. Meanwhile, both the Federal Highway and National Highway Traffic Safety administrations are getting […]

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A protected bicycle lane study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds that while bike lanes separated from the roadway by physical barriers improves safety for riders, the risk of injury varies widely depending on the type of bike lane involved. [Above photo by DDOT.] The IIHS study – conducted in collaboration with […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity on August 14 for $244 million worth of grants through its Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements or CRISI program. [Above photo by Norfolk Southern.] That fiscal year 2019 grant money will fund projects that increase both freight and passenger rail safety, efficiency, and reliability, […]

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A survey of 463 adults in New York, New Jersey, and Eastern Pennsylvania by the Gateway Program Development Corp. finds 45 percent of them rated the “Gateway Tunnel” and Portal North Bridge projects as the most “important” transportation priorities in the region, surpassing the next most popular priority by more than 15 percent. The poll […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is working with the U.S. Department of Commerce to provide more than $109 million in grants to 34 states and two tribal nations to help upgrade 911 call centers with advanced mapping systems that will make it easier to identify a 911 caller’s location. [Above photo by the U.S. Marine […]

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Eight transportation projects spearheaded by six state departments of transportation were honored with awards from the Mid-America Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials on August 14; the third of four regional competitions leading up to the 12th annual America’s Transportation Awards event. [Above photo by the Missouri DOT.] Sponsored by the American Association of […]

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A 172-page report issued by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on August 8 quantifies levels of traffic congestion being suffered statewide and recommends a series of solutions ranging from transit improvements and more telecommuting to the possibility of establishing “congestion pricing” and managed traffic lanes to mitigate delays. [Above photo by MassDOT.] Governor Charlie Baker […]

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The Nevada Department of Transportation, along with the Federal Highway Administration and the City of Las Vegas, held a celebration of sorts on August 8 to mark the “substantial completion” of a three-year, $1 billion highway retooling effort called Project Neon – the largest and most expensive public works job ever undertaken during the state’s […]

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