July 22, 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
  • 12:28 pm Contentious House Hearing Examines FTA’s CIG Program, HTF Impact
  • 12:20 pm FHWA’s Hendrickson to Become AASHTO’s Deputy Director
  • 12:16 pm GAO Report Finds INFRA Grant Program Lacks Consistency, Transparency
  • 12:11 pm FHWA’s Nason Highlights Need to Reserve 5.9 GHz Spectrum for Transportation
  • 12:07 pm USDOT, FMCSA Step-Up Efforts to Deter Human Trafficking

By a vote of 93 to 6, the U.S. Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on Oct. 3, which President Trump expected to sign during a White House ceremony on Oct. 5. The legislation provides a five-year authorization of federal aviation programs that includes reauthorizations and reforms of the Transportation Security Administration and the […]

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The USDOT issued the third version of federal regulatory guidance for autonomous vehicles of Oct. 4 to “support the safe integration of automation into the broad multimodal surface transportation system,” according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. “The safe integration of automated vehicle technology into our transportation system will increase productivity, facilitate freight movement and create […]

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Data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Oct. 3 indicates highway fatalities declined overall in 2017 after two consecutive years of large increases, with preliminary estimates for the first six months of 2018 indicating that the “downward trend” in fatalities is continuing – even as the number of vehicle miles travelled or VMT […]

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The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA finalized by the three countries on Oct. 1, updates and replaces the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA with “modern provisions” to “serve the interests of American workers and businesses,” according to a statement by President Trump. [Above: Norfolk International Terminals, Port of Virginia. Photo: Tom […]

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The Federal Highway Administration published a 22-page Notice of Funding Opportunity in the Federal Register on Oct. 4 to make $300 million available through its Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects or NSFLTP program – with this funding being made available “for the first time” to build and repair roads and bridges that serve […]

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During an Oct. 3 hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Ronald Batory, administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, said that while railroads are “making progress” implementing positive train control or PTC technology, the agency expects that most railroads will need to request an alternative schedule to complete testing, obtain PTC […]

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The USDOT held two separate ceremonies on Oct. 1 to officially award Infrastructure for Rebuilding America or INFRA grants in Illinois and California: one for more than $132 million to the Illinois Department of Transportation and the other for $47 million to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The Illinois DOT’s grant will go […]

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The Federal Transit Administration awarded a $2.2 million competitive grant to the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority in Colorado on Oct. 2 – one of the nation’s largest rural transit agencies – to buy new vehicles for its bus rapid transit or BRT service. The agency also recognized six rural transit systems that “exemplify good community […]

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Many communities in rural Alaska are only accessible by air or by barge, making the transport of both people and goods expensive – an issue well known to the 300 residents of Tanana, Alaska, located 130 miles west of Fairbanks. But a $13.7 million road project – the first major project of its kind to […]

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A new 20-page report issued by the National Safety Council on Oct. 1 stated that 69 percent of workers it polled across the construction, manufacturing, transportation, and utility industries said they are “tired at work,” which the group said “increases the risk of injuries and incidents on the job.” The report, entitled Fatigue in Safety-Critical Industries: Impact, […]

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