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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.

House To Move Two-Month HTF Extension

May 15, 2015 House leaders have decided to move a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund contract authority and expenditure...

House’s FY 2016 USDOT Appropriations Bill Cuts Discretionary Spending, Freezes Major HTF Accounts; Bans Some Cuba Travel

April 28, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee released the full text of the proposed Transportation-Housing appropriations bill...

Talking Transportation Dollars and Sense: The Future of Funding

Nossaman transportation policy expert Edward Kussy and rail veteran Kevin Sheys assess the relative merits of the federal...

Virginia’s Commitment to Transit Funding Creates a Wealth of New Projects Benefiting the Commonwealth

Virginia has a long history of commitment to mass transit. The Washington, D.C. region's Metro system, the result of a 1967 interstate...

Infrastructure 2: Congress and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Roads

How many politicians does it take to make people pay attention to our infrastructure problem? None, apparently. All it takes is John...

The Transportation President

Despite the fact that we are about 600 days away from the actual election, another Presidential campaign is underway. While this could...

The Politics of Infrastructure: Balancing User Fees and Value Capture

BY RICK RYBECK* Just Economics, LLC On November 23rd, “60 Minutes” broadcast an episode about crumbling infrastructure in the...

Congressional Estimators Say Repatriation Won’t Pay for GROW AMERICA

March 9, 2015 The tax estimating body used by Congress has determined that the President’s proposed funding offset for the GROW...

Choose Your Own Transportation Future: Thoughts on USDOT’s Beyond Traffic

BY MARLA WESTERVELT Policy Analyst In recent years the American public has been inundated with crumbling infrastructure headlines...

The Highway Trust Fund: What is it Good For? A response to surface transportation devolutionists

BY MARLA WESTERVELT Policy Analyst Falling gasoline prices have Americans talking - prices that were hovering around $3.50 per...

Funding for freight can be a critical element for the next transportation bill

The United States currently lacks a comprehensive national freight policy. Over the past several years, there has been extensive...

The Highway Trust Fund: What is it Good For? A response to surface transportation devolutionists

BY MARLA WESTERVELT Policy Analyst Falling gasoline prices have Americans talking - prices that were hovering around $3.50 per...

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