November 18, 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
  • 12:42 pm State DOTs Reiterate Benefits of TIM Training at Safety Summit
  • 12:37 pm AASHTO Issues Second Coalition Rescission Repeal Letter
  • 12:36 pm Tariff Report Highlights Raw Material Cost Concerns
  • 12:23 pm USDOT Releases $900M in BUILD Grants
  • 12:19 pm House T&I Amtrak Hearing Airs State-Level Rail Concerns

A renewed call to repeal the impending $7.6 billion rescission of unobligated Federal-aid highway program contract authority, though it was not included within the successful Senate passage of a “minibus” appropriations bills this week, is one of the latest signs that transportation remains an acute concern for Congress – especially as the federal government is […]

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A four-year, $40 million program to help develop more “comprehensive, seamless, and efficient transportation solutions” is but one several efforts the U.S. Department of Transportation launched on October 29 to foster “increased mobility access” for older adults, people with disabilities, and those living in “underserved communities” in rural and small urban areas. “We’re here today […]

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Multiple wildfire outbreaks across California are closing major highways resulting in power outages; outages that are leaving some traffic signals inoperative, increasing intersection safety concerns. “During this season of wildfires and high winds, we want to make sure that everybody stays safe on our transportation network,” Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin, the new director of the California […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials joined 13 other organizations in support of a letter sent by the National Safety Council to the Federal Communications Commission on October 28 calling for the retention of the 5.9 GHz wireless band as a “transportation-only” communication channel. “With the tremendous potential to improve transportation safety […]

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Distracted driving is “truly one of the most significant issues in transportation across our nation,” noted Patrick McKenna (seen above at left), director of the Missouri Department of Transportation and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019-2020 president, in remarks during a one-day roundtable hosted by the National Transportation Safety Board in […]

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National passenger railroad Amtrak appointed Steve Predmore as its executive vice president and chief safety officer starting on November 4. Predmore –  responsible for safety planning, training and performance across the Amtrak national network – replaces Ken Hylander, who will return to retirement on November 15. Predmore will report directly to Stephen Gardner, Amtrak’s senior […]

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On October 28 the Ohio Department of Transportation officially released $105 million in grant money to fund public transportation agencies across the state; with nearly $70 million of that money coming from the state general revenue fund. Those funds were approved by the Ohio General Assembly in the most recent two-year state transportation budget and […]

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The Colorado Department of Transportation released a 59-page “interim report” in mid-October based on statewide survey data collected by the agency over the last six months; data that will form the bedrock of a long-term transportation plan it expects to unveil in early 2020. “In May, our team embarked on an effort to refresh our […]

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Governor Ron DeSantis officially gave the green light on October 24 to the Florida Department of Transportation’s $1.4 billion plan to reconstruct the I-275/SR 60 Westshore Area Interchange in Tampa; a project set to begin in fiscal year 2023-2024. The reconstruction of this major system-to-system interchange in the Westshore Business District – the largest employment […]

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Since 2002, the Street Smart program has worked to raise awareness about pedestrian and bicycle safety in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia; highlighting enforcement of the laws that protect people walking and biking. The 2019 regional Street Smart event – hosted on behalf of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments by the District […]

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