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Today’s Infrastructure Needs Tomorrow’s Workforce

Today’s transportation industry workforce faces a myriad of challenges. Infrastructure is aging and funding to maintain and replace...

White House Infrastructure Plan Met With Skepticism; Trump Tells Lawmakers He Will Accept Gas Tax Increase

February 15, 2018 President Trump submitted his long-awaited infrastructure initiative to Congress on Monday. In a formal message to...

President Submits $77.3 Billion Budget for USDOT for FY19

February 15, 2018 On February 12, President Trump proposed a federal budget for fiscal year 2019 that would give the U.S....

People With Skills: They Really Move Us

Asphalt and track, sensors and signals – these are essential elements of what moves us, but they can never be enough on their own. We...

Senate Confirms FRA, FMCSA and GovAff Nominees; White House Picks Drake for FTA Administrator

February 14, 2018 The Senate broke a six-month logjam last night and confirmed, by voice vote, Ronald Batory to be Federal Railroad...

House Panel Examines NHTSA’s Automated Vehicle Initiatives

February 15, 2018 A lot can happen in a year. Last Valentine’s Day, House Energy & Commerce’s Digital Commerce and...

House Panel Unanimously Approves Autonomous Vehicle Bill

July 20, 2017 Maybe – just maybe – there’s a glimmer of hope for bipartisan action in Congress this year. On July 19, the...

How Will the New Budget Deal Affect FY18 Omnibus Appropriations?

February 15, 2018 With the ink now dry on the massive two-year budget deal signed into law by President Trump on February 9, the...

Senate Presses Secretary of Transportation on FAA Certification and FY20 Budget Requests

March 28, 2019 The Senate subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing on...

FAA Bill Stalled in House

July 20, 2017 Legislation reauthorizing federal aviation programs and splitting up the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has...

USDOT Accelerates Work on Automated Vehicles 3.0

February 15, 2018 The U.S. Department of Transportation is moving forward with the next iteration of its federal policy document on...

Speeding Up Electric Vehicle Adoption in the US

March 28, 2019 The transportation sector is the fastest growing contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the U.S.,...

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