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.

Partial Highway Statistics for 2018 Released

The Federal Highway Administration has begun publishing the voluminous tables that will eventually comprise Highway Statistics 2018 as...

Trump Signs Law Funding Government Through Dec. 20, Canceling $7.6 Billion Highway Rescission

President Trump has signed into law a bill (H.R. 3055) that will provide funding for federal agencies from today through midnight on...

One-Month CR With Highway Rescission Fix Goes to President’s Desk

The U.S. Senate has passed a one-month stopgap appropriations measure which also contains a repeal of the $7.6 billion cut in highway...

2nd FY20 CR Introduced in House Repeals $7.6B Highway Rescission

Earlier this afternoon, House Democratic leaders released the text of a second fiscal year 2020 stopgap appropriations measure, this...

FHWA Releases State-by-State Totals for July 2020 Highway Funding Cut

This morning, the Federal Highway Administration sent the state DOTs their estimated allocations of the $7.6 billion cut in highway...

Senate Debates FY20 DOT Appropriations: Highway Rescission Fix Offered

This week, the U.S. Senate took up a $209 billion package of four appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020, including the...

FHWA Gives States Highway Obligation Authority Through Nov. 21

The Federal Highway Administration on October 10 gave state departments of transportation $5.2 billion in fiscal year 2020 highway...

2020 Highway Rescission May Get Repealed in Defense Bill

A looming $7.6 billion cut in highway funding scheduled to take place on July 1, 2020 may be repealed in the National Defense...

Reducing Transportation Emissions, Improving Air Quality Recurring Themes at Global Cities Climate Summit

On October 10 and 11, nearly 2,000 global city leaders from the public, private, and civic sectors gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark, for...

CBO Issues Analysis of Nationwide Truck VMT Tax

The Congressional Budget Office today released a new report entitled Issues and Options for a Tax on Vehicle Miles Traveled by...

Performance Goals Force Some States to Prioritize NHS Bridges, Interstate Maintenance

As the Eno Center's recent study, Refreshing the Status Quo: Federal Highway Programs and Funding Distribution pointed out, at present,...

FY20 Donor State Update: TX Adjustment Worsens CO, SC Rates of Return

As ETW noted on October 2, the annual distribution of formula highway funding under the FAST Act is still largely determined by how...

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