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: COVID-19 Mobility Adaptations: Building a Knowledge Base for New Practices

With the COVID-19 pandemic came a rapid increase in demand for safe, physically distant space for walking and cycling. Thousands of...

Can Biden build a bridge to fix America’s infrastructure problems?

Designed to support state-level transportation projects, Paul Lewis, vice president of policy at Eno Center for Transportation, said...

Infrastructure overhaul should focus more on safety, advocates say

The administration still hasn’t spelled out a lot of details about the initial plan, but more than $400 billion apparently would go...

The repair of a vital Memphis bridge could take 2 months, chief engineer says. The impacts are already being felt

"A bridge like this could likely qualify, but it's hard to say what the metrics will be," said Paul Lewis, vice president of policy and...

Guest Op-Ed: The Current State of Public Policy for Autonomous Trucking

The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has long advocated for the benefits autonomous vehicles can bring to the nation’s...

White House plan calls for large expansion of federal government’s role in transportation

The Biden administration is calling for $365 billion in highway spending, $189 billion for transit and $94 billion for rail over five...

Can Congress fix I-80? How Biden’s expected infrastructure plan could impact Sacramento

Saying a bridge is deficient “doesn’t mean the bridge is about to fall down. That kind of thing is very rare. Things that engineers...

Proceed With Caution Regarding Transportation Earmarks, Stakeholders Say

Jeff Davis hopes lawmakers will tread cautiously. “I just hope they can restrain themselves,” he said.  

Webinar: Form and Function: The Role and Future of Complete Streets Post-COVID

"Complete streets" is a design approach intended to accommodate a variety of modes of transportation and has been shown to reduce motor...

Biden DOT Rewrites INFRA Grant Solicitation – But Will FY21 Be the Only Year Team Biden Gets to Select Projects?

The Biden Administration has released its revised version of the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for the fiscal year 2021 tranche...

Trucking Braces for ‘COVID Hangover’ and Ongoing Battles in 2021

Close attention is being paid to the team that will surround Buttigieg at DOT. Jeff Davis, senior fellow at the Eno Center for...

Op-Ed: The Infrastructure Disaster Nobody is Talking About

Perhaps we are still distracted by the election. Perhaps commuting patterns have changed so much that it is not as important. But...

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