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.

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...

2011 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2011 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2011   January 3, 2011 update January 19, 2011 issue ...

2010 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2010 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2010   January 5, 2010 issue January 21, 2010 issue ...

Intermodal: Moving Freight in a Global Economy

Intermodal Transportation: Moving Freight in a Global Economy is a comprehensive textbook that offers an overview of the history and...

2009 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2009 Transportation Weekly Archive   January 2009 January 13, 2009 issue – CBO releases dismal new budget forecast;...

Federal Bridge Policy: Past and Future

 Response to 1967 Disaster Created A Program That Has Gradually Lost Its Focus Originally published in Transportation Weekly, August...

Transportation Investment: New Insights in Economic Analysis

This is a PDF of the final report on a policy forum held by the Eno Transportation Foundation on February 23, 1999 in which 35...

Eno: The Man and the Foundation

In the annals of history, a figure sometimes emerges who, though not universally known, is nonetheless of crucial significance. Such a...

Parking – For Institutions and Special Events

A concise and insightful look at the problems that medical centers, colleges, and socio-recreational sports complexes face in providing...

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