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.

Total FY20 Highway Formula Funding So Far is $208M Below FY19

When the $2.0 billion in fiscal year 2020 general fund appropriations for highway formula programs given to states last Friday is...

House Tees Up Revamp of an Automated Vehicle Bill

On Tuesday, February 11, the House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection & Commerce held a hearing...

FHWA Gives Out $2B in FY20 General Fund Highway Formula Funding

The Federal Highway Administration has apportioned to states the $2 billion in additional highway formula funding from general revenues...

House Passes Additional $1.25B in Highway Emergency Relief Funding

Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill appropriating an additional $1.25 billion from general revenues for the...

Senate Hearing Looks at Hours of Service Rules, Minimum Age Requirements, and Technology Issues in Trucking

The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety held a February 4 hearing on Stakeholder Perspectives on Trucking in...

FHWA Gives $37.6B in FY20 Highway Funding to States

The Federal Highway Administration on January 24 issued a formal funding notice that gave state DOTs $37.6 billion in unrestricted...

USDOT Solicits Applications for $906M in FY20 INFRA Grants by Feb. 25

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced this week that the available amount of competitive INFRA grant funding for fiscal year...

House to Consider $1.25 Billion in FHWA Emergency Relief Appropriations Week of Jan. 27

House Democratic leaders today announced that the House will consider a $3.35 billion emergency supplemental appropriations bill the...

Guest Op-Ed: Less Spectrum Means Less Safety

We rarely hear about the 37,000 people who die every year on our roads. The statistics are staggering, which is a big part of the...

USMCA Trade Bill Addresses Trucking Competition

This week, the House of Representatives passed the bill implementing the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), which repeals...

DOT Makes $1B in New TIFIA Loans

In the last seven days, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced over $1 billion in new federal direct loans under the TIFIA...

DOT Releases Updated Highway-Transit-Freight Conditions and Performance Report

A long-awaited new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation was quietly released last week (two years late) and indicates that...

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