November 24, 2020
  • 12:50 pm FCC Opens 5.9 GHz Spectrum to Non-Transportation Use
  • 12:43 pm FHWA Issues ER Funds for Brent Spence Bridge Repairs
  • 12:38 pm Sheehan: ‘Transportation Provides Access to Opportunity for all’
  • 12:37 pm AASHTO Passes Resolution Addressing Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • 12:36 pm Incorporating Civil Rights Principles into State DOT Operations
 

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Annual Meeting – held via a virtual format November 9-13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic – will focus on the potential ways the results of the 2020 national elections could affect the nation’s transportation policy agenda. As part of AASHTO’s annual meeting, the organization’s Transportation Policy […]

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The first annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials took place at the Raleigh Hotel in Washington D.C. on December 12, 1914 – a point in time when World War I was only five months old and Woodrow Wilson was at the start of the first of two terms as […]

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a “strong recommendation” for public transportation passengers and transit operators alike to wear masks in order to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. [Above photo by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.] The agency said passengers on “public conveyances” – such as airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, […]

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Seven state departments of transportation and the Pawnee Nation in Oklahoma are set to receive a combined $6.5 million in Accelerated Innovation Deployment or AID funds to test everything from geotextile paving fabrics and advanced geotechnical methods in exploration to the use of drones for remote and emergency mapping operations. [Above photo by the Iowa […]

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Recent analysis of a connected vehicle pilot test in Tampa, Florida, conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportations Systems Joint Program Office finds that the complexities of field testing and technology integration were “significantly underestimated.” The ITS JPO conducted a review of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority or THEA Connected Vehicle Pilot that encompassed 47 […]

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A more than three-year-old University of Nevada-Reno project that uses light detection and ranging or LIDAR sensors to make roadways “smart” is expanding with funding from new sponsors that includes the Nevada Department of Transportation. [Above photo via the University of Nevada-Reno.] Funding from RTC of Southern Nevada, the Nevada DOT, and the U.S. Department […]

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The U.S. Maritime Administration is now accepting applications from “eligible and qualified institutions” to apply for a Centers of Excellence or CoE designation, which recognizes and supports community or technical colleges and maritime training centers that prepare Americans for careers in the maritime industry. [Above photo via the Port of Baltimore.] The CoE Program is […]

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Kyle Schneweis (seen above), director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation, plans to step down as the agency’s director in November after five and a half years of service. He then plans to join High Street – a national transportation consulting firm – as its chief executive officer. “As the first director of the new […]

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is testing whether installing orange pavement markings to delineate a highway construction zone will improve safety for roadway workers and motorists alike. According to a news story, Central Seal Company of Danville, Kentucky, became the first contractor to install orange pavement markings to delineate a construction zone when it applied orange […]

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California’s Contra Costa Transportation Authority and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are forming a partnership to test connected and autonomous vehicles or CAVs, especially on public roads. [Above photo by Local Motors.] Through this new partnership, CCTA will get access to the more than 50 unique test sections on several Minnesota roadways – including two […]

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