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.

DOT Issues Amendments to Truck/Bus Driver Hours of Service Rules

This week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a proposed rule that would implement some long-expected...

Fuel Efficiency Standards – California vs. the Feds (How We Got Here, and What Comes Next)

California and four major automakers (BMW, VW, Ford, and Honda) signed a voluntary agreement that appears to preempt the Trump...

All States Would Get Uniform Percentage Funding Increases Under Senate Bill, FHWA Says

The Federal Highway Administration has completed its initial funding analysis of S. 2302, the Senate highway reauthorization bill, as...

House Climate Panel Debates Technology Investments in the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Sector

July 19, 2019 On July 16,  the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis held a hearing entitled “Solving the climate crisis:...

FAA, STB Nominees Advanced in Senate

Stephen Dickson, nominee for the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), had his nomination advanced from the...

House Hearing Looks at Trucking Workforce, Safety Concerns

June 13, 2019 The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a hearing on Wednesday, June 12....

Senate EPW Committee Approves 5-Year Highway Bill

This morning, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved, by a 23 to 0 vote, a five-year highway program...

Summary of S. 2302, America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019. As Reported from Committee

Updated August 1 Assembled by Paul Lewis, Alice Grossman, Christopher Oster, and Jeff Davis of the staff of the Eno Center for...

Summary of Senate ATIA Highway Bill (Base Text)

Assembled by Paul Lewis, Alice Grossman, Christopher Oster, and Jeff Davis of the staff of the Eno Center for...

GAO Repeats Its Call for a More Transparent, Consistent Selection for INFRA Grants

This week the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $856 million in new federal grants for transportation projects through its...

Senate to Mark Up Highway Reauthorization Bill With 17% First-Year Funding Increase

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is preparing to mark up a draft five-year federal-aid highway program reauthorization...

USDOT Announces 20 More INFRA Grants for FY19

July 25, 2019 Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the recipients of the fiscal year 2019 round of INFRA grant...

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