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Issue / Highways & Streets

Highways and roads are the backbone of the transportation system. 91 percent of American households own a vehicle and use those vehicles to make the vast majority of their trips. Highways and local streets also constitute the bulk of transportation investment at the federal, state and local level. Vehicle miles hit a record 3.2 trillion miles in 2018, and continue to climb, posing challenges for maintenance, investment, congestion, and the environment.

FHWA Reveals Possible $3.5 Billion Highway Funding Overstatement

The Federal Highway Administration told Congress this week that $3.5 billion in federal-aid highway contract authority balances held by...

Initial HTF Formula Funding Given to States for FY23 Is $1.1 Billion Less than FY22

The Federal Highway Administration this week notified state DOTs that they would be able to obligate and spend a total of $45.34...

Why an I-81 ‘Skyway’ Would be Costly and Unworkable: ‘Who wants to live under a 70-foot bridge?’

Eno's Robert Puentes is asked about a recent highway project in Syracuse and what it may mean for the community.

DOT Gives $2.1 Billion for Four Large Bridge Projects

The Biden Administration announced this week that four highway bridge projects will split nearly $2.1 billion in federal funding under...

DOT Selects $1.2 Billion in Megaproject Awards for FY22 Cycle

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation notified Congress that they have selected nine projects to share almost $1.2 billion...

Biden Administration Gives $1.6 Billion for Bridge Project Sought by McConnell, Portman

President Biden will visit Covington, Kentucky tomorrow to make a joint appearance with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)...

GAO Sets Up Likely Veto Showdown Between Congress and Biden Next Year Over Pollack Memo

Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a six-page ruling determining that the December 2021 "Pollack memo" urging...

Senate Confirms Bhatt to Run FHWA; Amtrak Nominees Expected to Wait in Limbo

The U.S. Senate on December 8 confirmed Shailen Bhatt to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, by voice...

Webinar: The Key to Building Great Communities: Listening for Understanding

When Lynn Peterson began working as a transportation engineer, she was taught to evaluate roadway projects based only on metrics...

Transportation at the Ballot Box: What to Watch

On Election Day next week, voters in at least 21 states will decide on hundreds of important questions related to transportation...

FY23 Highway Funding: Allocated Set-Aside Reaches All-Time High; 33 States Face Vulnerable Road User Penalty

On October 20, the Federal Highway Administration gave states a pro-rated share of fiscal 2023 highway funding permission under the...

States and Local Governments Underscore the Significance of IIJA, Identify Implementation Challenges

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on Wednesday, September 21, to listen to the states and local...

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