September 18, 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
  • 12:31 pm Coalition Letter Continues to Urge Repeal of Rescission
  • 12:25 pm Tolling, Congestion Pricing Debated at House Hearing
  • 12:22 pm Letter Argues AV Safety Must be “Paramount Concern”
  • 12:15 pm EPA, Dept. of the Army Formally Repeal 2015 WOTUS Rule
  • 12:12 pm INRIX Study Highlights Potential of Micromobility

The leaders of all 50 state departments of transportation, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico signed a letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission on August 20 to “continue our nation’s commitment to improving transportation safety” by reserving the 5.9 GHz wireless spectrum for transportation-only usage. [Above graphic from the National Highway Traffic Safety […]

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The top 12 winning transportation projects from four U.S. regional competitions will battle it out in this year’s America’s Transportation Awards competition, with two $10,000 cash awards for a charity or transportation-related scholarship of the winners’ choosing at stake. [Above photo by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.] The broad scope of the projects in […]

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Gridlock on America’s roadways is increasing, according to the 2019 Urban Mobility Report published by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute – in part due to job growth that is “exacerbating” the nation’s traffic woes. The United States added 1.9 million jobs from 2016 to 2017, TTI note in its report – slower growth than the […]

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The District Court for the Southern District of Georgia blocked enforcement of “Water of the United States” or WOTUS rules in seven states on Aug. 21. The rules were developed during the Obama administration and the Trump administration is working to establish new regulations that were proposed last year. In a lawsuit filed by the […]

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A group of researchers at Oregon State University are working towards developing a better means of modeling the destructive force of tsunami waves in order to make buildings, roads, and bridges better able to withstand them. The research team, led by Ben Mason and Harry Yeh of the OSU College of Engineering, is using a […]

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A federal register notice posted by the U.S. Department of Transportation on August 23 seeks public comment on two “interim” policies: one to limit environmental impact statements to a maximum of 150 pages – with a recommendation that they “not exceed” 75 pages – and the other to coordinate those federal reviews under the “One […]

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A new 24-page report issued by the National League of Cities on August 7 recommends congestion pricing as a key tool for “solving the growing infrastructure crisis in American cities, towns, and villages.” [Above photo by the New York City Department of Transportation.] The report – entitled “Making Space: Congestion Charging in Cities” – encourages […]

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Siemens Mobility and Bytemark – a Siemens Mobility partially-owned subsidiary – are going to work with the City of Columbus to create a “common payment” platform that will allow users to pay for both public and private mobility services using a single account-based payment system integrated into the city’s “Smart Columbus” travel app. [Above photo […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration is disbursing more than $272 million in grant funding to 10 rail projects in 10 states through its Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair or SOGR program to help to repair and rehabilitate railroad infrastructure around the country. [Above photo from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation.] “This funding will […]

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The U.S. Department of Energy awarded 43 advanced vehicle technology research projects a combined total of $59 million in funding on August 16; projects focused on developing lithium-metal solid state batteries, new materials and designs for advanced electric motors, and the combination of new powertrain materials with new combustion regimes to significantly improve fuel economy. […]

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