October 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
  • 1:02 pm USDOT Secretary Chao Announces New Rural Infrastructure Focus
  • 1:01 pm Transportation Safety, Funding Will Be Emphasis Areas for New AASHTO President
  • 1:00 pm Highway Rights-of-Way May Be Key for Developing Hyperloop
  • 12:59 pm Missouri Governor Calls for ‘Bold’ Transportation Solutions
  • 12:58 pm AAA Says Pedestrian Detection Systems ‘Perform Inconsistently’

The growth in commercial truck freight could be put at risk by inadequate highway capacity; lack of funding for improving the freight network and a shortage of truck drivers. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] That’s according to a new 37-page report issued October 3 by the national transportation research firm TRIP, which projects that […]

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A state-level infrastructure report is reflecting in detail a growing national trend that links the ability to expand broadband access to leveraging assets such as highway rights-of-way – especially for rural residents. [Above photo by the Ohio DOT.] InnovateOhio, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation, issued a 16-page broadband access report on September […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation proffered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on October 2 that aims to establish a tribal transportation self-governance program – the result of what the agency is calling a “successful three-year negotiated consensus rulemaking process” between representatives of North American Indian tribes, USDOT, and the Department of the Interior. [Above photo […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration awarded air carrier and operator certification to an unmanned aircraft system – commonly referred to as UAS or drones – on October 1 to a subsidiary of United Parcel Service called UPS Flight Forward. [Above photo by UPS.] UPS originally requested that certification – known as a Part 135 operating certificate – from […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials joined 150 organizations in support of a letter sent to the U.S. Senate’s leadership calling for passage of a “robustly funded” surface transportation reauthorization bill well ahead of the September 30, 2020 deadline. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT.] “Substantial and long-term investments in all kinds […]

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While one-fifth of all commuter rail agencies have fully implemented positive train control or PTC technology as required by law, the remainder may need more funding to help defray the costs state and local agencies face in complying with that federal mandate. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] That’s the argument Paul Skoutelas, president and […]

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New tools developed via the second Strategic Highway Research Program or SHRP are going to help to make project specification verification of construction materials a far easier process. [Above photo by the Arizona DOT.] Techniques to “fingerprint” construction materials – the focus of R06B – features portable devices that can test specific construction materials in […]

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The Federal Transit Administration is providing a $75 million grant to the Tempe Streetcar project in Tempe, Arizona – a transit project designed to improve mobility and transit service through the historic downtown Tempe area, which is the city’s government and financial center, while linking riders to Arizona State University and Valley Metro’s existing light […]

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A regional coalition of 12 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, including the District of Columbia, highlighted key low carbon transportation policy proposals in an interim report on October 1 that they plan to finalize by the end of 2019. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] Building off the broader goals the group – called the Transportation […]

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The Vermont Agency of Transportation launched a statewide bus locator tool, called the Transit App, on October 1; a free mobile application that displays the actual location of a bus operating on any transit route within Vermont. [Above photo courtesy of VTrans.] “We are excited to bring this level of information to our bus riders,” […]

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