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
 

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials joined eight other organizations as signatories to a letter sent on December 20 to Congressional committee leaders that seeks the allowance of federal funding for automated speed enforcement of work zones. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] Most work zone fatalities and injuries can be attributed […]

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A 136-page report from consulting firm Deloitte predicts that tens of billions of additional bicycle trips per year will take place globally in 2022, in effect doubling the number of regular bicycle users in many major cities around the world where cycling to work is still uncommon. [Above photo by Sgt. Austan Owen, 5th Mobile […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on December 26 that would mandate the remote identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems or UAS – commonly called drones – so they can be more safely integrated in the U.S. airspace system. [Above photo by the FAA.] Dubbed the “Remote ID” rule, it would apply […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a Request for Information or RFI on December 19 to receive feedback from the general public and industry stakeholders to help shape its Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success or ROUTES Initiative – an effort officially launched by USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao during a speech at the 2019 annual […]

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A two-year negotiation effort has resulted in the creation of Louisiana’s first transportation infrastructure public-private partnership or P3 project, which will replace an aging tunnel and bridge in Plaquemines Parish. [Above photo of signing ceremony via the Louisiana DOTD.] Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development cemented the P3 deal […]

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On December 17, the Washington State Transportation Commission officially adopted recommendations on how to transition away from the traditional tax on motor fuels toward a road usage charge system to generate funds for state transportation needs. [Above photo by WSDOT.] Those recommendations – which will be transmitted to the Washington State legislature, Governor Jay Inslee […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau is providing up to a $501.5 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act or TIFIA loan to the North Carolina Turnpike Authority – a division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation – to help finish the Complete 540 Project in the greater Raleigh area. [Above graphic […]

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The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities and the New Jersey Department of Transportation are revamping their 511 Traveler Information Systems with a variety of improvements. [Above photo by the Alaska DOT&PF.] On December 27, the Alaska DOT&PF said that it will launch a new phone system for its 511 information service. On top […]

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is contracting with Trane Commercial to replace more than 9,600 highway lights with light-emitting diode or LED technology, which are expected to reduce energy consumption by more than 50 percent while tripling expected lifetime for those lights from five to 15 or more years. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] […]

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation awarded more than $5.1 million in federal and state funds to 62 urban and rural agencies on December 18 to bolster local transportation options for Wisconsin seniors and individuals with disabilities. [Above photo by Madison Area Transportation Planning Board.] That funding comes from specialized transportation program administered by the Wisconsin […]

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