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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.

DOT IG Releases Timeline of 737 MAX Development

After the second fatal crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jetliner in March 2019 led to the worldwide grounding of the new model airplane,...

“$1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill” Only Provides $577 Billion in Actual Spending

The "$1.5 trillion infrastructure bill" passed by the House yesterday actually only provides $577 billion in funding over five years....

Capitol Hill Events – Week of July 6, 2020

Tuesday, July 7 – House Appropriations – Subcommittee on Homeland Security – subcommittee markup of draft FY 2021 Homeland...

House Passes $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

The House of Representatives at 5:23 p.m. passed H.R. 2, the 2,300-page, $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill put forward by House...

House On Track to Pass Infrastructure Bill Today

The House of Representatives is on track to complete consideration of, and vote on passage of, H.R. 2, the 2,300-page, $1.5 trillion...

H.R. 2 House Floor Amendment Log

All amendments are drafted to the text of Rules Committee Print 116-54. When in doubt, click on the name of the amendment sponsor to...

Webinar: Why Transit Agencies Need the Public to Take Ownership of the Transit Experience

In this webinar, Saba Long and Alice Grossman will talk about why transportation organizations should invite the public to take an...

House to Allow 172 Amendments to Infrastructure Bill – But Only 10 Votes

This evening, the House Rules Committee approved a special procedure to allow the House to consider H.R, 2, the $1.5(?!) trillion...

As virus restrictions ease, Metro Transit wonders: Will riders come back?

Grossman notes that transit ridership has been declining for years — and that’s been the case at Metro Transit, too.

$1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Moving to House Vote Next Week

A $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, which incorporates a $494 billion, five-year surface transportation reauthorization (backed by a...

House INVEST Act Includes Congestion Pricing Provisions

The House's surface transportation reauthorization bill, titled the INVEST in America Act, was introduced last week by the chairman of...

California Rail Authority Postpones New Business Plan Amidst Downsizing Discussions

After canceling its scheduled May meeting, the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors met yesterday, but...

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