Issue / Emissions

EPW Republican Letter to FHWA on GHG Measurement in Performance Rule

Letter signed by Senate Environment and Public Works chairman James Inhofe (R-OK) and five other Republican Senators filing public...

Guest Op-Ed: Greenhouse Emissions Must Be Measured for Highway System Performance

Guest op-ed by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), ranking minority member, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. August 18,...

Autonomous Vehicles: Can They Improve Safety and Accelerate Environmental Progress?

Are autonomous vehicles the “next big thing” to transform our transportation system? If so, how soon, and what are the consequences...

FY16 TIGER and “Low-No” Bus Grants Are Being Announced

July 27, 2016 Per section 185 of the FY16 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, USDOT has to give the House and Senate...

Preparing Our Towns & Cities for a Fleet of Self-Driving Vehicles

A substantial shift in transportation options is emerging, with various technologies advancing to market for connected and highly...

House Votes Preemptively Against Carbon, Crude Oil Taxes

June 15, 2016 The U.S. House of Representatives took two non-binding votes last week rejecting future energy taxes, and the...

Senate Highway Rescission Could Have Diverse State, Program Effects

May 20, 2016 The just-passed Senate appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Transportation for fiscal year 2017 contains a...

FHWA Releases Highway & Bridge Performance Metrics

April 20, 2016 On April 18, the Federal Highway Administration released the last (and largest) of the three rulemakings implementing...

FAST Act Reference Page

(This only covers information about the law itself and actions taken after its enactment on December 4, 2015. All information about the...

Meeting and Defeating Transportation and Climate Change Challenges

Falling gasoline prices and rising vehicle miles traveled (VMT) over the past 12 months have stimulated discussion about what these...

House T&I Panel Holds Hearing On; Prepares to Mark Up FAA Restructuring BIll

February 11, 2016 At the request of ranking member Peter DeFazio (D-OR), the Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee...

The President’s “21st Century Clean Transportation” Plan – Bold and Transformative, or Reminder of a Missed Opportunity?

February 10, 2016 The most prominently hyped part of President Obama’s final budget (at least where transportation and...

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