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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.

September 30, 1955 Cabinet Meeting

This PDF file contains records from the Eisenhower Library on the Cabinet meeting of September 30, 1955, which was historic in several...

December 1955 Revised Eisenhower Highway Plan

This PDF file contains three documents, in order: A December 8, 1955 memo to Treasury Secretary George Humphrey from Dan Throop...

Webinar: Transportation Spending and Planning in the Time of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic hammered state and municipal budgets across the United States. A recent analysis by the National League of Cities...

FHWA Gives States $4.8 Billion in Extra FY20 Highway Funding

Today, the Federal Highway Administration distributed an additional $4.8 billion in fiscal 2020 federal-aid highway funding to states...

FY 2020 State-by-State Federal-Aid Highway Funding Totals – Final

This one-page table shows each state's dollar amounts (to the hundred thousand) of formula highway obligation limitation (initial and...

Road to Recovery Webinar: Rebalancing the Load: How Road User Charging Can Influence Traveler Behavior

Congestion pricing can be a valuable tool for regions to address congestion and meet goals for sustainability and equity. Intelligent...

Time Running Out for Administration to Submit Its Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill

As time runs out for Congress to reauthorize federal surface transportation programs prior to their scheduled expiration on September...

Webinar: Congestion Pricing’s Role in Building More Equitable Transportation Systems

Congestion pricing is an idea that has broad support from transportation practitioners. However, many elected officials and members of...

Regional Variations Persisted As VMT Recovered Somewhat in May

This week, the Federal Highway Administration released its estimates of vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) on a state-by-state basis and...

Road to Recovery Webinar: John Porcari

This webinar is led by John Porcari, who served as the Deputy Secretary of Transportation during the 2009 recession. He will discuss...

Road to Recovery Webinar: Jennifer Aument

Jennifer Aument leads the development and operations of major toll roads in North America on behalf of Transurban – one of the...

Total Estimated Highway and Transit Formula Funding Under the INVEST Act

The following table shows the estimated highway and transit formula funding that would be provided to all levels of government on a...

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