December 10, 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

Though downgraded to a Category 2 storm before making landfall, the 100 mph-plus winds and heavy rains generated by Hurricane Florence were expected to affect five states along the U.S. east coast: North and South Carolina in particular, along with parts of Georgia, Virginia, and Maryland. All five of them declared states of emergencies well […]

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The House of Representative’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee successfully reconciled their respective bills on water resources infrastructure spending to craft the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. The full House approved the legislation Thursday afternoon, Sept. 13, by a vote of 377-20 and sending it on to […]

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The Senate Appropriations Committee reached a “bipartisan agreement” on the first of three fiscal year 2019 “minibus” spending packages on Sept. 10, with the first package – H.R. 5895 – including key funding increases for ports and waterways projects via Energy and Water Development legislation. Initially advanced in late May, the fiscal year 2019 Energy […]

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News website Axios and semiconductor maker Intel sponsored a one-hour listening session on Sept. 13 regarding connected and autonomous vehicle or CAV trends from Rep. Robert “Bob” Latta, R-Ohio, chairman of the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection; David Schutt, CEO of SAE International; and John Bozzella, president and CEO of […]

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The House of Representatives Subcommittee on Aviation delved into the issue of integrating unmanned aerial vehicles – known as UAVs or drones – as well as flying cars into the national airspace system or NAS, especially in terms of smoothing out “interoperability” issues within the existing system. “We are in the early days of a […]

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The Federal Transit Administration began accepting what it called “expressions of interest” from transit project sponsors on Sept. 12 for a pilot program for expedited project delivery, accompanied by a notice in the Federal Register. “Expediting transportation projects is a key part of meeting our nation’s infrastructure needs,” said FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams in a […]

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On Sept. 12 the Federal Aviation Administration awarded $586 million in airport infrastructure grants; the fifth round out of a total of $3.18 billion worth of Airport Improvement Program or AIP funding for U.S. airports. This fifth increment of funding awards – a process that began on June 8 this year – provides 217 grants to […]

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The Federal Railroad Administration announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity on Sept. 12 for at least $46 million in Positive Train Control or PTC Systems grants. This NOFO represents the balance of the $250 million PTC Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements or CRISI program grants that remained after FRA made its initial selections in late […]

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The Federal Highway Administration initiated $8.4 million in Accelerated Innovation Deployment or AID demonstration awards to nine state departments of transportation on Sept. 7 to fund a variety of what the agency called “innovative” highway projects, focused on improving the safety and operational efficiency of roads and bridges using “cutting-edge” pavement materials, engineering techniques, and […]

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The Governors Highway Safety Association elected Darrin Grondel, director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, to serve a one-year term as the organization’s chair during the group’s annual meeting in Atlanta in late August. [Grondel can be seen above, standing in the middle between FMCSA’s Ray Martinez on the left and the Insurance Institute for […]

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