Link to article from LATimes.com
President Obama is set to release a $4-trillion budget Monday with liberal priorities that have little chance of passage but will serve as an initial foray in negotiations with the new Republican Congress and help define the Democratic Party in the run-up to the 2016 presidential race.
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-L32C-RW-1: Post-Course Assessment and Reporting Tool for Trainers and TIM Responders Using the SHRP 2 Interdisciplinary Traffic Incident Management Curriculum documents the development of a tool to assess the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary, multiagency training curriculum for traffic incident management.
The USDOT is pleased to announce the release of a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Phase 1: Concept Development of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program, January 30, 2015.
Technology and Traffic Incident Management (TIM)
In our world today, technology changes almost by the minute, and the field of TIM is no different. We have realized advances in detection, verification, and incident response that were unheard of several years ago. In addition, social media has advanced and has become very beneficial in our TIM efforts.
Via AASHTO Journal
The governors of four states told senators they need certainty about federal spending through a long-term replenishment of the Highway Trust Fund, and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx urged lawmakers to take "dramatic" action to invest "substantially" more in infrastructure.
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 174: Improving Safety Culture in Public Transportation presents research on the definition of safety culture within public transportation, presents methods and tools for assessing safety culture, and provides strategies and guidelines that public transportation agencies may apply to initiate and build a program for improving safety culture.
Link to article from TheHill.com
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx called Wednesday for lawmakers to pass a multi-year infrastructure funding bill, saying the cycle of temporary extensions is killing states' willingness for road and transit projects.
It has been 10 years since Congress last passed a transportation funding bill of longer than two years.
Foxx said Wednesday during a Senate hearing that enough was enough.