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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.

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: Carmen Bianco

This webinar is led by Carmen Bianco, who was the CEO of New York City Transit. He will discuss his experiences with how transit...

Road to Recovery Webinar: Rob Britton

This webinar is led by Rob Britton, who led communications for American Airlines after 9/11. He will discuss lessons learned for...

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...

310+ Amendments to Infrastructure Bill Filed in House

The deadline for House members to submit amendments to H.R. 2, the Democratic infrastructure bill, has passed, and members filed a...

Road to Recovery Webinar: Behavioral Science 101: How Human Decision-Making Will Affect the Post-COVID World

Behavioral scientists have been studying how people make transportation decisions and how we can get them to make choices that are...

House Transportation Bill Would End “Donor State” Debate, Possibly Forever

This morning, with the release of the House Ways and Means Committee's title of the House's surface transportation reauthorization bill...

Highway and Transit Donor-Donee Estimates Under the House’s INVEST in America Act

This is a three-page PDF file: Page 1 is a table showing estimated total highway contract authority apportionments by formula to...

2,300-Page Infrastructure Bill Released by House Democrats With $145 Billion HTF Bailout

The House Rules Committee has released the text of House Democrats' 2,309-page infrastructure bill, including the text of the surface...

Truck stops join owner-operators in rejecting Dems’ highway bill

Jeff Davis told FreightWaves that he does not see the Democrats’ version of the bill making it through without major revisions,...

House Panel Completes Epic 24-Hour Markup of Surface Transportation Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last night completed an epic markup session of the surface transportation...

Webinar: Empowering a Resilient Transit Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed transit professionals to establish new standards for resiliency. At the same time, leaders in transit...

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