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.

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...

“Where’s The Beef?” Supply Chain Issues Centennial Recap

Many of the goods imported into the U.S.—all told worth around $3 trillion—rely on intricate, finely-tuned international supply...

Guest Op-Ed: Rethinking the Truck Driver Shortage

Many major media outlets such as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times recently reported that the nation's global supply...

Bike infrastructure will help prevent crashes and fatalities, advocates and researchers say

“Many U.S. cities are very heavily designed around the car,” said Romic Aevaz, a policy analyst at the Eno Center for...

How the House spending bill funds additional infrastructure

The five years of funding in the infrastructure law, as tallied by Jeff Davis, would flow to states and be shaped by local needs,...

Infrastructure Act Focus Shifts to Rolling Out the Funds

Jeff Davis, Eno Center for Transportation senior fellow, says that $59 billion in apportioned 2022 highway funding—up $13.8 billion,...

Highway “Donor States” R.I.P.

President Biden's signature on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act yesterday will open the financial floodgates on a total of...

Biden Plan Funds New Bridges That Locals May Not Want

“The bigger you get, whether it’s a bridge or a tunnel, the more trouble you’re going to get,” said Jeff Davis, a senior fellow...

White House Tries to Mediate Supply Chain Disruptions

Four months after creating a White House Task Force on Supply Chain Disruptions, and six weeks after appointing former Deputy U.S....

GAO’s 10 Options for Climate-Resilient Roads

A new report out this week from the U.S. Government Accountability Office examines ways that the Federal Highway Administration could...

Op-Ed: Why Automated Driving Faces a Monster Uphill Battle

My three-year-old daughter takes her friend’s power wheels car for a first-time spin. I briefly show her how to turn the steering...

Earmark Patterns in the House’s INVEST Act

The Federal Highway Administration has completed its highway funding projections under the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684), as passed...

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