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.

Tolling and Transit: An Emerging Nexus

BY EDWARD J. REGAN Senior Vice President, CDM Smith MICHAEL TOWNES VICE PRESIDENT, TRANSIT SERVICES LEADER, CDM SMITH Neither...

A Wholesale Tax on Gasoline: What are the Policy Implications?

Senator Barbara Boxer made headlines, at least in the small transportation world, when she said that she was leaning towards the idea...

Virginia: Birthplace of Precedents

ERIC PETERSON Transportation Policy Consultant, Eno Board of Advisors In January 2013, it was hard to imagine how the ambition of...

Three Pragmatic Initiatives for the Incoming Secretary of Transportation

The advice often given to incoming members of the President’s Cabinet is to pick three issues on which to focus their energy, because...

Three New Visionary Ideas for the President

When President Obama gave his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, the transportation community reaction was mixed. The...

An Incomplete Agenda for the Nation’s Transportation System

BY ERIC PETERSON Transportation Policy Consultant, Former Deputy Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology...

Virginia’s Transportation Funding Proposal and the User-Pay Concept

Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposal for funding transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia has been the subject of a flurry of...

Transportation Policy Resolutions for the New Year

2013 promises to be an eventful year for federal policy-making. The entire tax code and virtually all domestic spending programs are...

Is Quantitative Easing an Option for Infrastructure Financing?

BY ERIC PETERSON Transportation Policy Consultant, Former Deputy Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology...

January 21, 1913: The First Congressional Hearing on Highway Aid

(Originally published by Transportation Weekly on January 21, 2013.) One hundred years ago today, on January 21, 1913, the...

2012 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2012 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2012   January 18, 2012 issue January 27, 2012 update ...

The 100th Anniversary of Federal Aid for Highways

(This article originally appeared in the July 25, 2012 issue of Transportation Weekly.) As the transportation community rests from...

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