June 26, 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 Senate Committee FAST Act Hearing Highlights 5.9 GHz, NEPA Issues
  • 12:39 pm Annual ‘State of Logistics’ Report Highlights Freight Infrastructure Needs
  • 12:34 pm Subcommittee Hearing Focuses on Challenges, Threats Posed by Drones
  • 12:30 pm Preliminary 2018 Data Shows Rise in Pedestrian, Bicyclist Fatalities
  • 12:25 pm USDOT Offers $293M in Port Infrastructure Development Grants

A rancorous debate over obtaining $5 billion to build a wall along the southern U.S. border with Mexico may result in a partial closure of federal agencies over the holidays. [Above photo by Customs Border and Protection.] Both the Senate and House of Representatives passed short-term continuing funding resolutions or CRs that would prevent a […]

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A coalition of nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, along with the District of Columbia, aim to craft a regional “low-carbon” transportation policy proposal that caps and reduces transportation emissions, while also opening the door to other “complementary policies,” such as coordinated infrastructure planning, land use planning improvements, plus the development of green banks and other […]

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In September at the annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in Atlanta, Jay Rogers, CEO and co-founder of LM Industries, discussed how technology – especially 3D printing – is spurring transportation to evolve at a “faster and faster pace.” Rogers explained during his presentation that making “low speed” self-driving […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on the use and integration of vehicle-to-everything or V2X communications technologies to improve motor vehicle safety as well as support connected and automated vehicle or CAV needs. [Above photo by Beyond DC.] The agency noted in a Dec. 18 statement that the “V2X” designation groups together […]

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A research study conducted by two physicists at Eindhoven University of Technology in Holland has developed a “statistical model” that can accurately predict pedestrian movements based on the number of people occupying a “defined area” such as a corridor or tunnel. [Above photo by Alessandro Corbetta.] Professor Federico Toschi and Alessandro Corbetta, a post-doctorate researcher, […]

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The Federal Transit Administration finalized a $1.17 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement or FFGA on Dec. 20 with the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority, commonly called Sound Transit, to help build the Lynnwood Link light rail project – a project being funded through the agency’s Capital Investment Grants or CIG program. [Above photo by Sound […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration awarded $205 million in supplemental infrastructure grants on Dec. 19 to 37 small airports in 34 states, with more than half of that funding going to airports that support general aviation and rural communities. [Above photo via the Dept. of Defense.] This “supplemental” funding is in addition to the $3.31 billion […]

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The Federal Transit Administration awarded $16.6 million in funds to 20 agencies across the country on Dec. 18 to support what it calls “comprehensive planning projects” that improve access to public transportation. [Above photo by the Maryland Transit Administration.] The funds, are made available through the agency’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development or TOD Planning program, […]

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The administration of Minnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz (D) appointed Margaret Anderson Kelliher as commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Transportation on Dec. 18. She previously served as speaker for Minnesota’s House of Representatives and is noted for helping guide passage of a contentious multimodal transportation funding bill in 2008. Her nomination now awaits confirmation by […]

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Three transportation veterans are set to take over as the top executives for the state departments of transportation in Connecticut, Maine, and Wisconsin in 2019. All three now await confirmed by their respective legislatures. Joseph Giulietti, the retired president of Connecticut’s Metro-North commuter railroad, is slated to become the state’s new commissioner of transportation when […]

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