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Which States’ Voters Approved the Most Funding for Transportation?

November 27, 2018 Voters in Florida approved far more funding for transportation at the ballot box this year than voters in any...

St. Louis Pulls Bid to Privatize its Airport

In the late 1990s, the St. Louis Lambert International Airport was the nation's 15th-largest, with more traffic than Seattle-Tacoma,...

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...

Trump Taps Begeman As STB Chair

March 20, 2018 President Trump on March 19 announced that he has designated Ann Begeman as the Chairman of the Surface...

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...

2020 Highway Rescission May Get Repealed in Defense Bill

A looming $7.6 billion cut in highway funding scheduled to take place on July 1, 2020 may be repealed in the National Defense...

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...

CR to December 7 Awaits Signature; Negotiations Fail on 4-Bill “Minibus”

September 28, 2018 Congress has cleared a nine-week continuing resolution to fund parts of the federal government from October 1...

Shutdown Averted (For Now), but Appropriations Endgame Still in Doubt

December 8, 2017 A potential government shutdown starting at midnight tonight has been averted with yesterday's passage of a...

Guest Op-Ed: Revolutionizing Transport Systems Using the Power of Data

July 27, 2018 Stuck in gridlock, or another train delay? These are problems faced by commuters daily. For decades our public transit...

Senate Appropriators Assign FY 2017 Spending Totals

April 14, 2016 Earlier today, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a plan to subdivide $1.07 trillion in spending authority...

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