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Links to the Text of Major Highway and Mass Transit Authorization Laws

Links to the Text of Major Highway and Mass Transit Authorization Laws 2021 IIJA (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a.k.a....

House Subcommittee Explores IIJA Impact On Small Businesses

To paraphrase the classic musical “Annie Get Your Gun,” there’s “no business likes small business.” At least, that’s what...

Dickson Stepping Down as FAA Administrator

Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson told FAA employees in an email yesterday evening that he would be leaving his post on...

House Spins Wheels Reviewing Autonomous Vehicle Technology

KITT, Herbie, the Batmobile – autonomous vehicles (AVs) have captured the public imagination for decades. Now, they’ve captured the...

Op-Ed: Better Infrastructure Spending Needs Better Institutions

Like so many deeply involved in transportation issues, I greeted the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with great enthusiasm. The...

“The Bucks Stop Here: The Absurdity of the Highway Trust Fund” Centennial Recap

The year was 1955. The Salk vaccine hit the shelves. The first McDonalds opened. And in Washington, D.C., a highway funding proposal...

US Code Updated With Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Large swaths of the 1,039-page bipartisan infrastructure law (the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, now in print as Public Law...

Peter DeFazio to Retire, Setting Off Race to Fill Head Dem Slot on T&I Panel

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced this week that he will not seek...

Senate Confirms Sullenberger to ICAO, Tees Up NMB Vote Next Week

The U.S. Senate on December 2 confirmed former airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger to be the U.S. Ambassador to the...

Senate Panel Approves DOT, FMC Nominees, but Sen. Scott Puts Hold on All DOT Noms

On November 17, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved two more Presidential nominees for transportation...

Buttigieg’s star rises as $1T Biden agenda shifts toward him

“Armed with that much money and significant latitude in how to spend it, Buttigieg is poised to be the most influential secretary of...

Analysis: U.S. infrastructure bill makes power broker of transportation chief Buttigieg

"We've never had a (transportation) secretary who's had that much authority before," said Jeff Davis, an analyst at the Eno Center for...

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