FHWA Gives States $5.3 Billion in Bridge Funding

ISSUE / Week of January 10, 2022

  • January 14,2022 |

    FHWA Gives States $5.3 Billion in Bridge Funding

    Bridges
    The Federal Highway Administration today gave state DOTs $5.3 billion in new funding specifically to repair and improve highway bridges, the first installment of five years of such funding under the...
  • January 14,2022 |

    FY22 Appropriations Endgame Talks Commence, With February Deadline Looming

    Appropriations,FY22
    The bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees held a meeting  yesterday to begin discussions of how to resolve the fiscal 2022 appropriations process before the current...
“What Does Equity in Transportation Actually Mean?” Centennial Recap
ADA,Buses,Equity,Public transit

“What Does Equity in Transportation Actually Mean?” Centennial Recap

Over the last two years of the pandemic, millions of essential workers, long identified as those most vulnerable during the pandemic, had to use transportation systems that either had to implement...

Senate Confirms Bose to Head FRA; Still No FHWA, PHMSA Nominees
USDOT

Senate Confirms Bose to Head FRA; Still No FHWA, PHMSA Nominees

The U.S. Senate on January 12 confirmed Amit Bose to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration by a bipartisan 68 to 29 vote. All Democrats present voted in favor of the nomination,...

Treasury Deposits $118 Billion Bailout in Highway Trust Fund
Highway Trust Fund

Treasury Deposits $118 Billion Bailout in Highway Trust Fund

The Treasury Department's official report on Highway Trust Fund finances for December 2021 is now out, and it shows that the $118 billion bailout transfer from the General Fund authorized by the...

Cost of Driving Drives Cost of Living Increases
Traffic

Cost of Driving Drives Cost of Living Increases

Earlier this week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that inflation, as measured in their Consumer Price Index, was 7.0 percent from December 2020 to December 2021, the highest one-year jump...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 17, 2022

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 17, 2022

Wednesday, January 19 – House Energy and Commerce – Subcommittee on Energy – subcommittee hearing on pipeline reliability (witness list here) – 10:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn. Wednesday, January...

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