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State DOT Executives to Convene in Capital, Hear From Key Transportation Policymakers
CEOs and top staffers from state departments of transportation will hold a Washington legislative conference Feb. 28-March 3, where they will hear from national transportation policymakers as President Trump and Congress begin to form plans for a major project investment package.
February 17, 2017
Safety Council Estimates 2016 U.S. Motor Vehicle Deaths at Highest Level Since 2007
The National Safety Council said its preliminary 2016 data indicates as many as 40,000 people died in U.S. motor vehicle crashes last year, or the most since 2007.
AASHTO Sets National Policy Goal of Sustainable, Long-Term Transportation Funding
Getting Congress and the Trump administration to put in place a sustainable and long-term funding stream for transportation investment tops the list of policy priorities the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has set in its 2017 legislative action agenda.
West Virginia Governor Proposes Revenue Measures to Fund Transportation Projects
In his first "State of the State Address," new West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice told lawmakers he wants them to approve a number of new revenue-raising measures to fund a major expansion of transportation project investments.
Indiana DOT Prepares Public for Project to Rebuild Six Interstate Bridges in Coming Months
The Indiana Department of Transportation announced that contractors will begin work on or after March 6 to rebuild six bridges on heavily traveled Interstate 65 over I-465 and Lick Creek on the south side of Indianapolis, and said the public would see speed limit reductions and some ramps closed for...
District DOT Releases Mobility Website to Track Multimodal Traffic Congestion
The Washington, D.C., District Department of Transportation unveiled a "District Mobility" website, and said it was "part of an effort to clearly communicate how the district's transportation system is performing."
TRIP Says New Mexico Motorists Face $2.3B Annual Extra Costs From Road, Bridge Conditions
The TRIP research organization said that at current funding levels New Mexico's share of state-maintained bridges whose deck surfaces are rated in poor condition "will more than double by 2026, increasing from 4.2 percent in 2017 to 9.8 percent in 2026."
Bipartisan House ‘Problem Solvers’ Seek Meeting With Trump on Taxes, Infrastructure
Dozens of House members who said they are in the bipartisan "Problem Solvers Caucus" asked to meet with President Trump "to discuss areas where we can work together, including tax reform and infrastructure."
Hearing: Rail, Trucking Officials Urge Congress to Bolster Transportation Infrastructure
Executives from the rail and trucking sectors urged senators in a Feb. 15 hearing to put together an infrastructure investment package that could make critical improvements in the U.S. transportation system.
Report Finds 185M Daily Crossings on Structurally Deficient U.S. Roadway Bridges
A new report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association said there are about 185 million daily vehicle crossings on 55,710 structurally deficient U.S. roadway bridges, of which about 1,900 are on the Interstate Highway System.
Sens. Thune, Peters Join in Bipartisan Effort to Spur Innovation on Self-Driving Vehicles
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who chairs the Commerce, Science and Transportation that oversees the U.S. Department of Transportation, and committee member Gary Peters, D-Mich., announced a joint, bipartisan effort "to explore legislation that clears hurdles and advances innovation in self-driving...
BPC Unveils Infrastructure Coalition That Calls for Major Investment, Long-Term Funding
The Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., said its Executive Council on Infrastructure unveiled a "Coalition to Modernize American Infrastructure," an organizational effort that it said will help set a foundation for the 2017 infrastructure debate.
FTA Levies Financial Penalties on DC-Area Partners Over Lack of Metro Oversight Plan
The Federal Transit Administration told transit authorities in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia that it has begun withholding five percent of their fiscal year 2017 formula funds – totaling millions of dollars – until those jurisdictions certify a new state safety oversight program...
ARTBA: Corps Decision to Exempt Permit Program Helps Move Transportation Projects
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association said a recent decision by the Trump administration to exempt the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Nationwide Permit program from a regulatory freeze will help speed the delivery of some transportation projects.
MoDOT’s Fleming to Discuss Messaging Consistency in Feb. 23 TransComm Webinar
The association's Transportation Communications subcommittee known as TransComm will hold a free webinar Feb. 23 on "Keeping Tabs: How to Stay on Message and Eliminate Surprises," featuring a wide-ranging presentation by Fay Fleming, communications director for the Missouri Department...
AASHTO Seeks Engineering Program Specialist for Headquarters Position
The association is taking applications through March 3 for an engineering program specialist, a position located at the AASHTO headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and Ranking Member Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), are just two of the featured speakers scheduled to appear at the 2017 AASHTO Washington Briefing, Feb. 28 through...
February 17, 2017
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February 21, 2017
Trump’s ‘Sanctuaries’ Crackdown Imperils Transportation Projects
Those Who Spend the Most Time on the Road Are Pleading to Pay More for Gas. Here’s Why.
Long-Term Mississippi Transportation Funding Plan Unlikely this Session
Five Weeks In, Transportation Funding Debate Continues in Colorado
Increasing Transportation Spending Will Be Challenging, Louisiana DOTD Leader Says
Rival Groups Readying for Gas Tax Showdown in South Carolina Senate
Indiana Lawmakers: Gas Tax Increase Might Get Reduced in Senate
Minnesota DOT Releases Two Statewide Plans That Shape State’s Transportation Future
Texas A&M Transportation Institute, TxDOT Studying How Travelers Access Info on Using Toll Lanes
Massachusetts DOT Expanding Pothole Information Program
Revamped Website Makes Signing Up for Adopt-A-Highway Even Easier in Iowa
Former New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox Dies at Age 62
Study: Traffic Costs US Drivers $1,200 a Year
Virginia DOT Plans to Push US 301 as Alternative to I-95
Bill Revives Plan for Maine Turnpike Spur
Newly Raised Bayonne Bridge Opens to Drivers
Bipartisan Policy Center Unveils Infrastructure Coalition That Calls for Major Investment, Long-Term Funding
Nevada’s Bridges Named Nation’s Best Maintained - Again
Safety Council Estimates 2016 US Motor Vehicle Deaths at Highest Level Since 2007
Feds May Be Reconsidering Policy of Seat Belts on School Buses
Atlanta, Two Other Cities, Chosen for ‘Safer Roads Challenge’
As Traffic Deaths Rise, Will Public Warm to Driverless Cars?
CSX Terminal Plans Move Ahead in North Carolina
Mississippi Ports Eye Cuba, Sign Agreements in Havana
Trump Administration Deals a Big Setback to Caltrain
Amtrak Sees Spike in Empire Builder Ridership
Gulf Coast Cities Continue to Push for Amtrak Service
Massachusetts Governor Launches Search for MBTA CEO
Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority Plans New Florence Transit Center
Is New Jersey Transit’s New Waiting Room Policy Constitutional?
Minnesota GOP Lawmakers Seeking to Divert Southwest Light Rail Money to Road, Bridge Projects
FTA Program Targets Needs of US Tribes
While FAA Took Steps Intended To Improve Its Controller Hiring Process, the Agency Did Not Effectively Implement Its New Policies
Impacts on Practice: ACRP and Higher Education: Building the Next Generation of Airport Professionals
Report: Some Muslim-American Travelers Quietly Having Global Entry Privileges Revoked
Michigan Bill Would Create Five-Foot Buffer for Bicyclists
How a Brooklyn Brewmaster Helped Make New York City Safer for Pedestrians
Do Mandatory Bike Helmet Laws Reduce Injuries?
Bicycles and Motorcycles
Pennsylvania DOT, Pitt Work to Educate Public on Pedestrian Safety
Innovations in Federal Statistics: Combining Data Sources While Protecting Privacy
Primer on Patentability and Use of Ideas Developed by Contractors Performing Work for State and Federal Transportation and Local Planning Agencies
Refuse to Pay Highway Tolls? Georgia May Come for Your Tax Refund
The Big Moral Dilemma Facing Self-Driving Cars
FHWA Changes Mentions of ‘Climate Change’ to ‘Resilience’ in Transportation Program
US Transportation Secretaries Have Left a Lasting Legacy in the DC Region
February 21, 2017