December 14, 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
  • 10:36 am FCC Votes to Move Forward with 5.9 GHz Reallocation Proposal
  • 10:35 am ‘Smart City’ Event Examines Data’s Role in Transportation
  • 10:32 am USDOT to Provide TIFIA Loan for Interstate 64 Projects
  • 10:28 am Fitch Ratings Predicts Slowdown in Transportation Bonding
  • 10:22 am GHSA Report Puts Focus on High-Risk Impaired Drivers

The governors of four states – Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire – joined more than 150 policy advisors and transportation experts in Boston this week for an infrastructure summit aimed at finding “innovative” ways to reduce traffic congestion. The Boston gathering is one of four such summits being planned for this year and […]

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The Federal Highway Administration awarded $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program or CHBP grants to 20 state department of transportation projects in 18 states on August 29; grants that only state DOTs could apply for and that fund a variety of bridge projects in rural areas with population densities of less than 100 people […]

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As one national weather forecast predicts “plenty of frigid temperatures and snow” for a majority of the country, state departments of transportation are gearing up for winter operations – including efforts to hire extra hands to handle seasonal highway snow and ice removal demands. [Above photo by the New York State DOT.] According to the […]

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State departments of transportation will be divvying up more than $3.9 billion in federal highway program funds after receiving authority from the Federal Highway Administration on Aug. 30 to obligate unused fiscal year 2019 money to various infrastructure projects. [Above photo by the Arkansas DOT.] The funding is from what the FHWA calls its “August […]

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An annual survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk finds that 80 percent of the construction firms polled said they are having difficulty filling hourly “craft” positions – with concrete workers, pipe layers, carpenters, cement masons, and equipment operators particularly hard to find – with 73 percent noting it will “continue […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filed a federal register notice on August 28 announcing its plan to start collecting public information as part of a “multi-year effort” to learn about drivers’ use of camera-based systems designed to replace traditional outside rearview mirrors. [Above photo by the U.S. Air Force.] The agency said in its […]

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The Federal Transit Administration this week filed notice in the Federal Register to limit the number of projects that will be required to submit to its project management oversight. [Above photo by the FTA.] The agency said under its proposed rule that definition would shift from one based on the type of project or total […]

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The Rocky Mountain Institute has released a report on how policy, economics, infrastructure, and behavioral norms are shaping and spurring the “evolution” of “mobility ecosystems” in three nations – China, India, and the United States – and highlights the initiatives witnessing the greatest success. By focusing on China, India, and the U.S., the RMI said […]

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The second and final span of the new Kosciuszko Bridge (seen above) over Newtown Creek in New York City – part of a five-year, $873 million design-build construction project that connects Greenpoint in Brooklyn to Maspeth in Queens – officially opened to traffic on August 29. Designed to last for the next 100 years, it […]

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Data analysis recently conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicates that more than two people are killed every day on U.S. roads by impatient and reckless drivers running red lights. That’s based on the most recent red-light running crash data, which shows 939 people were killed in red light running crashes in 2017 […]

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