Highways and Streets

Issues & Modes / Highways and Streets

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.

Guest Op-Ed: The Current State of Public Policy for Autonomous Trucking

The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has long advocated for the benefits autonomous vehicles can bring to the nation’s...

White House plan calls for large expansion of federal government’s role in transportation

The Biden administration is calling for $365 billion in highway spending, $189 billion for transit and $94 billion for rail over five...

Can Congress fix I-80? How Biden’s expected infrastructure plan could impact Sacramento

Saying a bridge is deficient “doesn’t mean the bridge is about to fall down. That kind of thing is very rare. Things that engineers...

Proceed With Caution Regarding Transportation Earmarks, Stakeholders Say

Jeff Davis hopes lawmakers will tread cautiously. “I just hope they can restrain themselves,” he said.  

Webinar: Form and Function: The Role and Future of Complete Streets Post-COVID

"Complete streets" is a design approach intended to accommodate a variety of modes of transportation and has been shown to reduce motor...

Biden DOT Rewrites INFRA Grant Solicitation – But Will FY21 Be the Only Year Team Biden Gets to Select Projects?

The Biden Administration has released its revised version of the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for the fiscal year 2021 tranche...

Trucking Braces for ‘COVID Hangover’ and Ongoing Battles in 2021

Close attention is being paid to the team that will surround Buttigieg at DOT. Jeff Davis, senior fellow at the Eno Center for...

Op-Ed: The Infrastructure Disaster Nobody is Talking About

Perhaps we are still distracted by the election. Perhaps commuting patterns have changed so much that it is not as important. But...

Webinar: Environmental (in)Justice During COVID-19

In this webinar, we will address the harm inflicted upon minorities, low-income, rural, and tribal populations through disproportionate...

Webinar: Reimagining Regulations for a Changing Mobility Landscape

As the world's mobility landscape changes, city and transportation leaders must grapple with new ways to provide the best...

Webinar: What Counts in Mobility? Rethinking Transportation Modeling

Transportation models predict the traffic volume of a given bridge, highway, or train and allow decision-makers to make more informed...

Authorization Table for STRR Act As Introduced in the House

Table of funding authorizations for the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 as released by the chairman of...

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