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What Is the Future of the Interstate Highway System? TRB Consensus Study Released

December 6, 2018 Three years and two days after the enactment of the FAST Act, the Transportation Research Board of the National...

Senate EPW Hearing Draws Attention to Need for Long-Term Funding Solutions, Diversity in Projects

November 29, 2018 A Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Wednesday foreshadowed upcoming discussions as Congress...

TIFIA Loan Activity Slowed in FY18

November 2, 2018 The U.S. Department of Transportation only closed three TIFIA loans in fiscal 2018, totaling $1.8 billion in loan...

USDOT Outlays Drop 1.2% in FY18; TIFIA Estimates, Airport Grant Displacement, High-Speed Rail to Blame

October 17, 2018 The books have closed on fiscal year 2018, which ended on September 30, and this week, the Treasury Department...

Visualizing Future Highway Trust Fund Liabilities

October 12, 2018 Presentations of future Highway Trust Fund financial operations are generally done on a cash flow basis, and...

Texas Is Once Again the Only Highway “Donor State” As FHWA Distributes $42B in FY19 Funding

October 4, 2018 On the first day of the new fiscal year, the Federal Highway Administration issued a formal notice apportioning...

DOT Seeks to Designate Two New University Transportation Centers

September 27, 2018 On September 21, the USDOT announced the availability of new grants for two additional University Transportation...

$366 Million in FY18 Bus Grants Announced

September 27, 2018 The Federal Transit Administration on September 25 announced the winning applicants for $366 million in federal...

Op-Ed: Better Communicating the Role of Technology in Transportation

September 20, 2018 Experts on smart cities, new technologies, and infrastructure briefed the House Subcommittee on Highways and...

Congress Again Examines Environmental Streamlining

September 13, 2018 Environmental regulation streamlining has been a hot topic on Capitol Hill recently as infrastructure projects...

FHWA Distributes Record $4.2 Billion of Extra “August Redistribution” Highway Money to State DOTs

September 4, 2018 Last week, the Federal Highway Administration distributed $4.2 billion in additional highway formula funding for...

Ten Years of Highway Trust Fund Bankruptcy: Why Did It Happen, and What Have We Learned?

September 5, 2018 Ten years ago today, the U.S. Department of Transportation made the stunning announcement that the federal Highway...

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