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.

1970 (Nov. 13) White House Staff Memo on State Highway Politics

November 13, 1970 internal White House staff memo suggesting that the Nixon Administration "make some effort to diminish the tremendous...

1970 (Nov. 3) White House – DOT – OMB Meeting on 1970 Highway Bill

White House file memo noting the decisions made at a November 3, 1970 meeting between White House Domestic Affairs Council, Office of...

1970 (Jun. 18) WH Transpo Agenda Summary for Ehrlichman

June 18, 1970 memo from White House aide Henry Cashen to chief domestic policy aide John Ehrlichman updating Ehrlichman on the status...

1978 (Sept.) White House Memos on Surface Transportation Conference and Federal Matching Share

September 1978 memos to President Carter from DOT, OMB and White House staff relating to the ongoing House-Senate conference...

2009 Oberstar Surface Reauthorization Bill – Section-by-Section Summary

Section-by-section analysis of chairman Oberstar's June 22, 2009 draft surface transportation reauthorization bill.

2009 Oberstar Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill

Text of chairman Oberstar's draft surface transportation reauthorization bill dated June 22, 2009. This draft bill was approved by the...

2010 Draft Administration Surface Transportation Bill – Section-by-Section Summary

Undated section-by-section summary of a draft surface transportation reauthorization bill produced by the Department of Transportation...

FY 2015 USDOT Budget Estimates for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Detailed budget estimates for NHTSA as part of the FY 2015 budget request.

FY 2015 USDOT Budget Estimates for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Detailed FY 2015 budget estimates for FMCSA as part of the FY 2015 budget request.

FY 2015 USDOT Budget Estimates for the Federal Highway Administration

Detailed budget estimates for FHWA as part of the FY 2015 budget request.

BTS Releases Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2015

September 18, 2015 The Bureau of Transportation Statistics today released Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2015, a 94-page report...

House Highway Markup Likely Slipping To First Week of October

September 18, 2015 With the Senate having passed a three-year surface transportation reauthorization bill (which aspires to be a...

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