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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.

President’s Budget for 2021 to Be Released Next Week

President Trump's fiscal 2021 budget request will be released on Monday, February 10. The budget is not just about the President's...

Ways and Means Looks At Trade-Related Infrastructure Needs

After Democrats took back control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 elections, senior Ways and Means Committee member Earl...

Trump Endorses Senate Highway Bill

In his State of the Union address to Congress this week, President Trump eschewed his own infrastructure plan and instead endorsed...

FCC Posts Proposed Rule to Reallocate 5.9 GHz Spectrum, Seeks Comments

In line with a general policy of allowing more flexible use of radio frequency spectrum, the Federal Communications Commission’s...

Senate Hearing Looks at Hours of Service Rules, Minimum Age Requirements, and Technology Issues in Trucking

The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety held a February 4 hearing on Stakeholder Perspectives on Trucking in...

Texas Highway Apportionment Calculation History

Handout prepared by Eno Senior Fellow Jeff Davis for the Texas Transportation Forum in February 2020. This four-page PDF includes...

Webinar: OK Vroomer: Millennials and Car Culture

In this webinar, we will discuss how for many people, owning and using a car symbolizes social status and personal image and how this...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 10, 2020

Tuesday, February 11 – House Energy and Commerce – Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce – subcommittee hearing on...

FTA Gives Out $9.9 Billion in FY20 Mass Transit Formula Grants

This week, the Federal Transit Administration apportioned $9.9 billion in federal grant funding to local transit agencies and state...

How Does the New CBO Baseline Affect the Senate Highway Bill?

President Trump's unexpected endorsement of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee's highway bill (S. 2302, reported...

Wayne County has struggled to inspect its bridges, state also under scrutiny

Jeff Davis discusses funding for Michigan bridges.

Ways and Means Looks at Difficult Issue of Paying for Infrastructure

Hours after House Democrats joyously announced the outline of their $760 billion infrastructure initiative, the House Ways and Means...

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