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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.

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...

FHWA Nominee Sails Through Senate Confirmation Hearing

Here's a hint for future Administrations looking to choose a nominee to run the Federal Highway Administration who will get through a...

Costs of Highway Construction Rose 20%, 1Q 2021 to 1Q 2022

This week, the Federal Highway Administration updated its official measure of highway and bridge construction costs to indicate that...

Innovative ‘Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project’ in Northern Virginia to Open on Time this Year

As Jeff Davis, a Senior Fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, recently noted: “If sustained highway cost inflation averages...

FHWA Narrowly Avoids Lapse of FY22 Highway Funds in August Redistribution

After some extra encouragement from the Federal Highway Administration, state DOTs collectively managed to request just enough highway...

New TRB Report Analyzes “Flex” Transfers of Federal Highway Aid

The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released a new report looking...

Comparing the Two Community Reconnection/Access Programs

The just-enacted Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) creates a new $3.2 billion program called the "Neighborhood Access and Equity Grant...

Will Part of the IIJA’s First-Year Highway Funding Lapse?

The Federal Highway Administration is working to try and prevent some of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act's (IIJA) first-year...

Biden Names Former CO, DE Transportation Chief Shailen Bhatt to Head FHWA

President Biden yesterday nominated Shailen Bhatt, former secretary of transportation in two different state governments (Colorado and...

DOT Reinstates Greenhouse Emissions Measure for NHS

Last week, the Federal Highway Administration announced a proposed regulation requiring states and local planning agencies to measure...

Speed in Business Has Never Been Greater

Companies learned during the pandemic that they could shift and adapt quickly to rapidly changing business environments. As more...

DOT Launches 5-Year, $1B Grant Program Targeting Highway Removal and More

The Biden administration this week kicked off a first-of-its-kind federal grant program to help communities nationwide address...

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