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.

DOT and EPA Roll Back Obama-Era Automobile Fuel Efficiency Standards

On March 31, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the...

House Democrats Seek to Move Previously Planned $760 Billion Infrastructure Bill As Next Response to Coronavirus

House Democratic leaders announced at a press conference today that they hope to include their $760 billion, five-year infrastructure...

Final Version of $2 Trillion COVID Response Bill Has $114 Billion for Transportation

5:40 a.m. 3/26/2020 update: Earlier this morning, the Senate passed H.R. 748, as amended with the coronavirus aid package, by a vote of...

Surface Transportation Aid Requests Mount

Requests for federal aid to the surface transportation sector increased this week, with state DOTs asking for almost $17 billion in...

Truckers, Barrasso Spar Over Truck-Only VMT Tax

A nasty spat has erupted between the trucking lobby and the chairman of the Senate committee that funds the federal-aid highway...

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...

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