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.

Record of Briefing State Governors on Revised Eisenhower Highway Plan – November 3, 1955

This PDF file is a one-page memo to Treasury Secretary George Humphrey from Dan Throop Smith, head of tax analysis at Treasury, dated...

October 28, 1955 Cabinet Meeting on Highways

This PDF file contains documents relating to the October 28, 1955 Cabinet meeting. This was another meeting conducted in the absence of...

September 30, 1955 Cabinet Meeting

This PDF file contains records from the Eisenhower Library on the Cabinet meeting of September 30, 1955, which was historic in several...

December 1955 Revised Eisenhower Highway Plan

This PDF file contains three documents, in order: A December 8, 1955 memo to Treasury Secretary George Humphrey from Dan Throop...

Webinar: Transportation Spending and Planning in the Time of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic hammered state and municipal budgets across the United States. A recent analysis by the National League of Cities...

FHWA Gives States $4.8 Billion in Extra FY20 Highway Funding

Today, the Federal Highway Administration distributed an additional $4.8 billion in fiscal 2020 federal-aid highway funding to states...

FY 2020 State-by-State Federal-Aid Highway Funding Totals – Final

This one-page table shows each state's dollar amounts (to the hundred thousand) of formula highway obligation limitation (initial and...

Webinar: Promoting Resiliency Across the Global Supply Chains

Supply chain and logistics professionals are constantly adapting to technological and socioeconomic shifts in the mobility landscape....

Guest Op-Ed: It’s Time to Do Away with the E’s and Embrace the Public Health Approach in Transportation Safety

Much of the focus on the intersection of public health and transportation is on the health outcomes related to our current...

Road to Recovery Webinar: Rebalancing the Load: How Road User Charging Can Influence Traveler Behavior

Congestion pricing can be a valuable tool for regions to address congestion and meet goals for sustainability and equity. Intelligent...

Time Running Out for Administration to Submit Its Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill

As time runs out for Congress to reauthorize federal surface transportation programs prior to their scheduled expiration on September...

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...

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