December 7, 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 Federal Transit Administration plans to award $366.2 million in grants for projects aimed at replacing, rehabilitating, and purchasing buses and related equipment, as well as projects for purchasing, rehabilitating, and constructing bus-related facilities, with 107 projects in 50 states and territories targeted for this funding via FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program. “These grants […]

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A new 267-page report compiled by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicates that many motorists are “unaware of the safety limitations” of advanced driver assistance systems or ADAS such as blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning and lane keeping technology. As a result, “false expectations” for ADAS can “easily lead to misuse of the […]

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The advocacy group Alliance to Save Energy issued a new 42-page report on Sept. 26 that calls for cutting U.S. transportation energy use by 50 percent by 2050 – a target the group dubbed the “50×50” goal – while also improving mobility through more use of ride-sharing, electrification, autonomous vehicles, and other technologies. [Above photo courtesy […]

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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is issuing a combined $89.9 million in fiscal year 2018 grants to awarded to states, local communities, tribal entities, and non-profit organizations in support of various safety programs. The agency said in a statement on Sept. 27 that those grants will be used to: train first responders; educate […]

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The Arizona Department of Transportation said it recouped $6.6 million for damage to the state highway system during its 2018 fiscal year, which ended June 30 – more than double what the agency recovered just four years ago. In fiscal 2014, ADOTs insurance recovery unit or IRU processed 1,400 claims to recoup more than $3.1 […]

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet unveiled a new format for its 2019 driver’s licenses, permits and personal identification cards on Sept. 24, with a new issuance system and updated identity credentials – known as “Confident Kentucky” – offering increased protections again counterfeiting as well as a more durable card that can withstand wear and tear for […]

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation noted Sept. 27 that recent analysis of police-submitted crash reports from 2000 through 2017 shows found that vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities all declined at 11 “roundabout” intersections after they were installed. The agency said in a statement that it reviewed 11 roundabouts on state routes at intersections that were […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration is handing out $205 million in supplemental funding for infrastructure grants to small airports in 34 states, with more than half of them serving rural communities and general aviation needs. [Above photo courtesy of the Dept. of Defense] Those funds are in addition to the $3.31 billion already awarded in regular Airport […]

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The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to hold a series of planning meeting open to the public in all of its seven districts throughout October. The agency said in a statement that these will be “general discussion” meetings aimed at reviewing the current condition of the state transportation system, how MoDOT currently spends its resources […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently released the 7th edition of its “Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets” manual – commonly referred to as the “Green Book” – which is considered by many to be the pre-eminent industry guide to current highway and street design research and practices. AASHTO […]

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