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.

Op-Ed: Now is The Right Moment to Address Transportation-Related Air Quality Concerns

Vehicle miles traveled have plummeted across the country with many pre-COVID drivers now working from home (see FHWA’s April 2020...

House INVEST Act 5-Year Total Highway Formula Funding, by State

This is a one-page table prepared by the Federal Highway Administration showing each state's estimated share of the $284 billion in...

Rapid Response Webinar: The House Surface Transportation Bill: Initial Overview

Eno’s Jeff Davis summarizes the funding levels and major programmatic changes under the $490 billion surface transportation...

FMCSA Issues Final Hours-of-Service Rule Update

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week issued a long-awaited final rule making some changes in the hours-of-service...

Webinar: How Disruptions to Our Transportation System Can Impact Food Supply

Immediate concerns about the ability of the food supply chain to meet customer demand have abated following the initial wave of panic...

Highway Funding in New House COVID Bill Reinforces Funding Formula Inequities

Yesterday's $3+ trillion coronavirus relief bill introduced by House Democrats (H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act) includes a $15 billion...

$15 Billion for State DOTs, $15.75 Billion More For Transit in Latest House Democratic COVID Bill

This afternoon, House Democrats unveiled their $3 trillion, 1,815-page coronavirus response bill, that follows the $2.6 trillion bill...

Distribution of $50 Billion in Aid to State DOTs Under Two Scenarios

This is a two-page PDF file, containing two tables. The first table shows how much money each state raised in dedicated tax revenues...

How Should Congress Distribute Funding for State Transportation Revenue Replacement?

The novel coronavirus's suppression of demand for transportation and commerce is having significant effects on tax revenues at all...

Webinar: Dynamic Streets, Curbs, and Sidewalks in COVID-19

Previous plans to expand bike networks and more space for pedestrians are being fast-tracked as stay-at-home orders for COVID-19 demand...

Webinar: Geofencing and the Potential of Connected Vehicles

Full obedience of traffic rules and regulations and the ability to dynamically change them, depending on the current situation in a...

Guest Op-Ed: Atlanta Adopts Vision Zero. Now Comes the Hard Part: Implementation

This week the City of Atlanta joined the increasingly long list of American cities adopting Vision Zero policies. Atlanta faces an...

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