August 8, 2020
  • 11:46 am AASHTO’s Tymon Named a ‘Top 25 Newsmaker’ by ENR
  • 11:43 am MIT: Fully Autonomous Vehicles Remain a Decade Away
  • 11:39 am Podcast: AASHTO’s Tymon Talks National Infrastructure Needs
  • 11:36 am Study: Carpool Payments Would Reduce Traffic Congestion
  • 11:33 am FAA Awards Grants for Drone Emergency Response Research
 

A House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure subcommittee hearing primarily focused on the future opportunities and challenges posed by transportation network companies or TNCs – such as ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft – segued at points to discuss broader transportation funding issues. “No matter how you slice or dice the numbers, America is not doing […]

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A new joint study conducted by the American Public Transportation Association and the National Association of Realtors found that the median sale price for commercial and residential properties located within a half-mile of public transit services was higher than those located farther away. [Above photo by the APTA.] The report examined real estate prices in […]

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A new report indicates that information systems power by artificial intelligence or AI will become more critical to state government operations; especially where transportation is concerned. Yet separate research by a Princeton University team indicates that the “learning ability” of AI systems leaves them “vulnerable to hackers in unexpected ways” and thus will require new […]

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A new report from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy projects that shifting short trips from driving to walking and biking via connected active-transportation infrastructure could help generate a return on investment of $73 billion to $138 billion per year in the United States if connected to public transit systems. [Above photo by the District of Columbia Department […]

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A first-in-the-nation highway maintenance management two-year college degree program introduced by the Colorado Department of Transportation and Front Range Community College in January is experiencing high demand, according to news reports, with 61 students enrolled. [Above photo by the Colorado DOT.] “With this program we are really trying to redefine the future of transportation professionalism […]

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Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., proposed new legislation on October 8 designed to reduce first responder roadside deaths by establishing a new national safety priority within an existing federal grant program to increase public awareness of “Move Over” laws and encourage implementation of life-saving vehicle technology. [Above photo by the Virginia […]

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The Oklahoma Transportation Commission officially approved an eight-year construction work plan for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation on October 14, which includes two additional updated infrastructure plans outlining asset preservation and major projects for the county road system. [Above photo by the Oklahoma DOT.] Tim Gatz, Oklahoma’s secretary of transportation and executive director of the […]

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The Nevada Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada or RTC are using artificial intelligence or AI software developed by Waycare to identify and deploy five new Strategic Traffic Management Sites or STMS via a Road to Zero federal grant. [Above photo by the […]

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is issuing $99.2 million in local road project matching funds to 229 Indiana cities, towns, and counties through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative established by Governor Eric Holcomb (R) in mid-2017. [Above photo by the Indiana DOT.] This follows the release of $115 million in state-matching funds in […]

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According to the SB 1 Annual Efficiencies Report for fiscal year 2018-2019 compiled by the California Department of Transportation, the agency said its efficiency measures saved nearly $233 million – more than double the statutory goal of $100 million per year – which will be reinvested to maintain and rehabilitate state highways. Caltrans added that […]

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