November 17, 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
  • 12:42 pm State DOTs Reiterate Benefits of TIM Training at Safety Summit
  • 12:37 pm AASHTO Issues Second Coalition Rescission Repeal Letter
  • 12:36 pm Tariff Report Highlights Raw Material Cost Concerns
  • 12:23 pm USDOT Releases $900M in BUILD Grants
  • 12:19 pm House T&I Amtrak Hearing Airs State-Level Rail Concerns

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials elected Carlos Braceras (above on the left), executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, to serve as its president for 2018-2019, along with Missouri Department of Transportation Director Patrick McKenna (above on right) as its vice president. These actions occurred […]

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Following an intensive, multi-month search, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials selected Jim Tymon to become its seventh executive director during the association’s annual meeting in Atlanta Sept. 20-24. Tymon, who is currently AASHTO’s chief operating officer and director of policy and management, joined the association in 2013. He will assume his […]

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Committee leaders in the House of Representatives and Senate Committee hammered out a final reconciliation on reauthorization legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration; a bill that includes reauthorizations and reforms of the Transportation Security Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, while overhauling federal disaster programs. [Above photo courtesy of Richmond International Airport] The FAA […]

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As the end of the federal government’s fiscal year approached, the House of Representatives approved an appropriations “minibus” funding bill on Sept. 26, which includes the Department of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019, as well as a short term continuing resolution to temporarily fund remaining government […]

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Focusing on the deployment of ‘low speed’ autonomous vehicles, especially in mass transit applications, may be the key to their acceptance by the general public, argued Jay Rogers (seen above, photo by Georgia DOT), CEO and co-founder of LM Industries – the parent company of Local Motors – during the keynote speech at the annual […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved four policy statements at its annual meeting in Atlanta on Sept. 24 that it plans to share with the American Road & Transportation Builders Association and the Associated General Contractors of America via the AASHTO-AGC-ARTBA Joint Association Committee, which develops official recommendations that are then […]

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In what he described as probably the “last time I speak to this group” as chairman of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, retiring Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Penn., (seen above) noted in remarks Sept. 24 at the annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials that he believes a […]

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Deregulation will remain a central tenet of the USDOT and Federal Highway Administration going forward, explained Brandye Hendrickson (above), FHWA’s deputy administrator, during remarks at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual meeting in Atlanta, GA, Sept. 24. “We are in full implementation mode for the ‘one federal decision’ process and we […]

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During a speech at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual meeting in Atlanta Sept. 20-24, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (above, photo by Georgia DOT) said his state is planning to invest in a second inland container port facility and build “truck-only” lanes on Interstate 16 out of the port of Savannah […]

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As emergency funds flowed from the Federal Highway Administration and from Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery or CDBG-DR programs, North and South Carolina braced for more flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence as rivers and lakes overflowed their banks due to the estimated 10 trillion gallons of rainwater dumped on the two […]

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