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.

Webinar: Congestion Pricing’s Role in Building More Equitable Transportation Systems

Congestion pricing is an idea that has broad support from transportation practitioners. However, many elected officials and members of...

Road to Recovery Webinar: DIY City: How Small Actions Can Solve Big Problems

Cities and metropolitan areas around the world face immense challenges today. In a new posthumous book, renowned urban planner Hank...

Regional Variations Persisted As VMT Recovered Somewhat in May

This week, the Federal Highway Administration released its estimates of vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) on a state-by-state basis and...

Senate Committee Looks at NHTSA Programs on Eve of Reauthorization

The Senate Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety held a hearing titled, “Safety on Our Roads: Overview of Traffic Safety and...

Road to Recovery Webinar: John Porcari

This webinar is led by John Porcari, who served as the Deputy Secretary of Transportation during the 2009 recession. He will discuss...

Road to Recovery Webinar: Jennifer Aument

Jennifer Aument leads the development and operations of major toll roads in North America on behalf of Transurban – one of the...

Op-Ed: Transportation and the Police Part 2: The Enforcement Problem in Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

This article is the second piece in a Transportation and the Police op-ed series by Eno's Romic Aevaz. You can read the first article...

Total Estimated Highway and Transit Formula Funding Under the INVEST Act

The following table shows the estimated highway and transit formula funding that would be provided to all levels of government on a...

Amendments to INVEST Act Agreed to in House Committee Markup

H.R. 2 was approved by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as amended by a substitute amendment for the entire bill, which...

Op-Ed: Now is The Right Moment to Address Transportation-Related Air Quality Concerns

Vehicle miles traveled have plummeted across the country with many pre-COVID drivers now working from home (see FHWA’s April 2020...

House INVEST Act 5-Year Total Highway Formula Funding, by State

This is a one-page table prepared by the Federal Highway Administration showing each state's estimated share of the $284 billion in...

FMCSA Issues Final Hours-of-Service Rule Update

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week issued a long-awaited final rule making some changes in the hours-of-service...

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