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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.

Earmark Patterns in the House’s INVEST Act

The Federal Highway Administration has completed its highway funding projections under the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684), as passed...

White House plan calls for large expansion of federal government’s role in transportation

The Biden administration is calling for $365 billion in highway spending, $189 billion for transit and $94 billion for rail over five...

Proceed With Caution Regarding Transportation Earmarks, Stakeholders Say

Jeff Davis hopes lawmakers will tread cautiously. “I just hope they can restrain themselves,” he said.  

Biden DOT Rewrites INFRA Grant Solicitation – But Will FY21 Be the Only Year Team Biden Gets to Select Projects?

The Biden Administration has released its revised version of the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for the fiscal year 2021 tranche...

Webinar: Environmental (in)Justice During COVID-19

In this webinar, we will address the harm inflicted upon minorities, low-income, rural, and tribal populations through disproportionate...

Webinar: What Counts in Mobility? Rethinking Transportation Modeling

Transportation models predict the traffic volume of a given bridge, highway, or train and allow decision-makers to make more informed...

Authorization Table for STRR Act As Introduced in the House

Table of funding authorizations for the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 as released by the chairman of...

Webinar Recap: Transportation Spending and Planning in the Time of COVID

The coronavirus pandemic has hammered state and municipal budgets across the United States. A recent analysis from the National League...

1953 Buckner Highway Study for Eisenhower

This is a study of a national system of federal toll roads commissioned by Dwight Eisenhower during his pre-presidential transition in...

Clay Committee Report Original Transmittal Letter

This is a PDF of the original letter from the five members of President Eisenhower's "Clay Committee" transmitting their final report...

January 1956 White House Meeting with GOP Leaders on Highway Bill

This is an internal White House summary of the January 31, 1956 meeting between President Eisenhower, his staff and key Cabinet members...

1955 White House Internal Debates on Clay Commission Report

This PDF file contains a series of memos by John S. Bragdon, President Eisenhower's Special Assistant for Public Works Planning, during...

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