Issue / Bridges

FY19 Budget Request: Mass Transit Again Faces “New Start” Cuts

February 14, 2018 This week, the White House once again proposed a budget that would eliminate the Federal Transit Administration's...

State of the Union Speech Increases Expectations for Highly Leveraged Infrastructure Bill

February 2, 2018 President Trump's first real State of the Union address on January 30 to a joint session of Congress did indeed...

Transportation and Infrastructure in the State of the Union Address, 1997-2017

January 30, 2018 As we all await President Trump's State of the Union address tonight, in which he is expected to give some details...

1978 Carter Message to Congress on Highway and Transit Programs

This is House Document 95-284, President Carter's message to Congress of January 26, 1978 transmitting his proposed highway and mass...

History of the Tolling Ban on Federal-Aid Highways

[First published in Transportation Weekly on May 6, 2014] The first law providing federal aid to states for construction and...

6-Page Summary of Administration Infrastructure Plan Leaked; Won’t Contain Funding Offset

January 22, 2018 (additions January 26) On the morning of January 22, someone leaked an internal 6-page summary of the larger,...

How Has Federal Bridge Policy Changed Since the I-35W Collapse?

December 15, 2017 Today was the 50th anniversary of the deadliest highway bridge disaster in U.S. history - the collapse of the...

Timeline of Key Moments in Federal Bridge Policy

1824 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Gibbons v. Ogden (22 U.S. 1) that Congress has complete authority over navigation relating to...

Guest Op-Ed: Resilient Infrastructure Can Help Us Adapt to a Warmer World

Ed. Note: This op-ed originally appeared in The Progressive on November 13, 2017   President Donald Trump has proclaimed November...

Local Transportation Funding Plans Largely Successful in This Week’s Elections

November 9, 2017 A bevy of proposals to increase transportation spending at the state and local level, either through new...

Amendments Filed to FY 2018 Non-Security Omnibus Appropriations

August 25, 2017 - 8:08 p.m - updated September 4 7:15 p.m. with amendment revisions and withdrawals. The following is a list of the...

USDOT Announces $79M Tranche of FY17 FASTLANE Grants

August 9, 2017 The U.S. Department of Transportation on August 2 notified Congress that Secretary Chao has selected ten projects to...

Be Part of the Conversation
Sign up to receive news, events, publications, and course notifications.
No thanks