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: The Emerging Future of Supply Chains

Many of the goods imported into the U.S. rely on intricate, finely-tuned, international supply chains. When the COVID-19 pandemic...

One of the Infrastructure Plan’s Biggest Winners Is the Pavement You Drive On

Last April, after Mr. Biden unveiled a jobs plan that prioritized rebuilding roads and bridges, transportation groups began...

Guest Op-Ed: Protecting Pedestrians, Our Most Vulnerable Road Users

Our roads are filled with all kinds of users. We see trucks and cars, of course. We also see motorcycles, bicycles, and increasing...

DOT, Energy Release Rules for National EV Charging Program

Yesterday, the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy released their initial guidance and rules for the $4.2 billion in formula...

Bridge Collapse Revives Criticism Over Using Road Dollars for Police

Jeff Davis, a senior fellow with the Eno Center for Transportation and the editor of the Eno Transportation Weekly, said...

House Spins Wheels Reviewing Autonomous Vehicle Technology

KITT, Herbie, the Batmobile – autonomous vehicles (AVs) have captured the public imagination for decades. Now, they’ve captured the...

USDOT Releases New National Road Safety Strategy

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a new "National Roadway Safety Strategy" document that expresses a new "Safe...

FHWA Distributes $246 Million from IIJA for Appalachian Highways

The Federal Highway Administration on January 25 gave Appalachian states the first 20 percent of the $1.25 billion in advance...

Former NACTO President Hutcheson Replaces Joshi at FMCSA

With Meera Joshi headed to New York City to be a Deputy Mayor, it was announced this week that Robin Hutcheson will be replacing Joshi...

FHWA Gives States $5.3 Billion in Bridge Funding

The Federal Highway Administration today gave state DOTs $5.3 billion in new funding specifically to repair and improve highway...

How Will the “Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program” Work?

In President Biden's original American Jobs Plan, the transportation portion of that proposal called for $15 billion for a...

White House Releases Plan to Address Truck Driver Shortage

This week, the White House released an "action plan" for the Biden Administration to address the oft-discussed truck driver shortage...

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