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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.

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...

Amendments to INVEST Act Agreed to in House Committee Markup

H.R. 2 was approved by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as amended by a substitute amendment for the entire bill, which...

Op-Ed: Now is The Right Moment to Address Transportation-Related Air Quality Concerns

Vehicle miles traveled have plummeted across the country with many pre-COVID drivers now working from home (see FHWA’s April 2020...

House INVEST Act 5-Year Total Highway Formula Funding, by State

This is a one-page table prepared by the Federal Highway Administration showing each state's estimated share of the $284 billion in...

Rapid Response Webinar: The House Surface Transportation Bill: Initial Overview

Eno’s Jeff Davis summarizes the funding levels and major programmatic changes under the $490 billion surface transportation...

Highway Funding in New House COVID Bill Reinforces Funding Formula Inequities

Yesterday's $3+ trillion coronavirus relief bill introduced by House Democrats (H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act) includes a $15 billion...

$15 Billion for State DOTs, $15.75 Billion More For Transit in Latest House Democratic COVID Bill

This afternoon, House Democrats unveiled their $3 trillion, 1,815-page coronavirus response bill, that follows the $2.6 trillion bill...

Distribution of $50 Billion in Aid to State DOTs Under Two Scenarios

This is a two-page PDF file, containing two tables. The first table shows how much money each state raised in dedicated tax revenues...

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