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.

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...

Three Takeaways from the Lime Electric Scooter Education and Safety Summit

July 19, 2019 On July 11, Lime, the micromobility company, hosted policymakers, academic researchers, advocates, law enforcement...

What Is the “Baseline” for the Upcoming Senate Highway Bill?

July 19, 2019 The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hopes to mark up a draft highway reauthorization bill around August...

Senate EPW Discusses Forthcoming Highway Reauthorization

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing this week to reinforce the need for a multi-year surface...

Senate Leaders Introduce Bill Repealing Highway Rescission

June 27, 2019 Yesterday, the chairman and other leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, John Barrasso (R-WY) and...

Under Current Law, Census Should Have Zero Effect on Highway Funding to States

June 28, 2019 Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion that, at least temporarily, prohibits the Trump Administration from...

Trends in Per Capita VMT

June 7, 2019 A few weeks ago, I decided to divide the state-by-state estimates of the number of gallons of gasoline used on highways...

NHTSA Asks for Comments on Automated Driving Rule

On May 28, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM)...

FMCSA Takes First Step in Regulating Automated Driving for Trucks and Buses

This week the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released its first step toward regulating automated systems in trucks...

Bipartisan Deal Struck for Bill With $5.8 Billion in Emergency Transportation and Infrastructure Funding

Yesterday afternoon, Congressional leaders struck a deal with President Trump to expedite a $19.1 billion of disaster relief aid for...

Transportation Opportunities for a Green New (Infrastructure) Deal

May 23, 2019 Last week, transportation and infrastructure professionals convened around the country to discuss priorities for a...

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