Highways and Streets

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There are over 4 million miles of roads in the United States moving cars, trucks, transit, and non-motorized vehicles across a seamless, integrated network. About three-quarters of the roads are owned by localities but the vast majority of travel occurs on major state roads and the federally-designated Interstate System. Today, this complex system is under strain as demands for upgrades and repair, safety improvements, and modernization mount.

FHWA Gives States $5.3 Billion in Bridge Funding

The Federal Highway Administration today gave state DOTs $5.3 billion in new funding specifically to repair and improve highway...

How Will the “Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program” Work?

In President Biden's original American Jobs Plan, the transportation portion of that proposal called for $15 billion for a...

White House Releases Plan to Address Truck Driver Shortage

This week, the White House released an "action plan" for the Biden Administration to address the oft-discussed truck driver shortage...

“Where’s The Beef?” Supply Chain Issues Centennial Recap

Many of the goods imported into the U.S.—all told worth around $3 trillion—rely on intricate, finely-tuned international supply...

Guest Op-Ed: Rethinking the Truck Driver Shortage

Many major media outlets such as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times recently reported that the nation's global supply...

Highway “Donor States” R.I.P.

President Biden's signature on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act yesterday will open the financial floodgates on a total of...

White House Tries to Mediate Supply Chain Disruptions

Four months after creating a White House Task Force on Supply Chain Disruptions, and six weeks after appointing former Deputy U.S....

GAO’s 10 Options for Climate-Resilient Roads

A new report out this week from the U.S. Government Accountability Office examines ways that the Federal Highway Administration could...

Op-Ed: Why Automated Driving Faces a Monster Uphill Battle

My three-year-old daughter takes her friend’s power wheels car for a first-time spin. I briefly show her how to turn the steering...

Earmark Patterns in the House’s INVEST Act

The Federal Highway Administration has completed its highway funding projections under the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684), as passed...

Webinar: COVID-19 Mobility Adaptations: Building a Knowledge Base for New Practices

With the COVID-19 pandemic came a rapid increase in demand for safe, physically distant space for walking and cycling. Thousands of...

Can Biden build a bridge to fix America’s infrastructure problems?

Designed to support state-level transportation projects, Paul Lewis, vice president of policy at Eno Center for Transportation, said...

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