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Former SecDOT William Coleman Dies at 96

April 5, 2017 William T. Coleman, Jr., who served as the fourth U.S. Secretary of Transportation from 1975-1977, died on March 31 at...

Trump Infrastructure Plan Summary, Pt. 2 – Project Delivery and Workforce Development

February 15, 2018 [This is part two of our summary of President Trump's infrastructure initiative - part one, involving funding,...

White House Promises Infrastructure Bill in January

December 8, 2017 The White House this week made it official and promised to release the Trump Administration's "infrastructure...

Biden Names Buttigieg to Be U.S. Transportation Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden on December 16 formally announced that former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg will be his nominee to...

CBO: Tight Spending Constraints Ahead

January 25, 2017 Yesterday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its annual Budget and Economic Outlook, this one...

Takeaways from a European Congestion Pricing Study Tour

In the United States, congestion pricing continues to garner considerable attention from policymakers and transportation advocates. New...

The Amending of the FAA Bill on the Senate Floor

First substitute. The Senate took up H.R. 636, an unrelated House-passed tax bill, and then on April 6 chairman Thune offered this...

Full Analysis of FY18 USDOT Appropriations Bill Text (House)

July 11, 2017 – 8:45 a.m. Yesterday evening, the House Appropriations Committee released the draft appropriations bill for the...

Sec. Chao Defends Budget Before Senate Appropriators

July 20, 2017 Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao appeared before the Senate Appropriations Committee on July 13 to defend the...

House T&I Members Sound Skeptical of State-Owned Chinese Transportation Firms

May 17, 2019 The full House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing yesterday on the participation of state-owned...

FY19 Budget Request: The Big Picture

February 14, 2018 President Trump on February 12 submitted a budget request that called for $4.4 trillion in federal spending in...

Senate to Mark Up Highway Reauthorization Bill With 17% First-Year Funding Increase

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is preparing to mark up a draft five-year federal-aid highway program reauthorization...

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