Policymakers for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials called on Congress and the Trump administration to enact a major transportation investment program this year, one that channels federal funds through existing programs and includes a long-term revenue fix for the...
President Trump proposed a budget for the 2018 fiscal year that would both launch the start of a 10-year program of additional infrastructure investment while making cuts in a wide number of federal programs favored by transportation stakeholders.
President Trump used documents released with his 2018 budget proposal to provide more information on his plans for major infrastructure investment, along with a request to spend an initial $5 billion for it in the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's point person on infrastructure told the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Board of Directors that the 2017 round of "Fastlane" grants will be split up, with some grant awards to be announced soon while some of the...
Various transportation industry groups are raising concerns about the budget proposal President Trump offered for the 2018 fiscal year, saying it would cut a number of programs that have funded roadway, rail, transit, aviation and waterway transportation projects or services.
Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., led a bipartisan group of senators in offering a plan they call the BRIDGE Act, which would establish a government‐owned infrastructure financing authority that would issue loans to help states and localities leverage private funds for projects.
The Federal Transit Administration committed to a "full funding grant agreement" that could ultimately provide $647 million to the Caltrain project that will convert the San Francisco area's diesel-powered commuter rail system to operate electric trains.
Groups representing U.S. ports, state departments of transportation and various waterway industry segments jointly urged congressional appropriators to increase funding for navigation projects as they write legislation for the 2018 budget year that begins Oct. 1.
The U.S. Department of Transportation unveiled a list of 15 aides who have recently filled senior staff positions, while the Trump administration continues to choose nominees for jobs that require Senate confirmation.
The U.S. Maritime Administration is taking applications through July 5 for its 2017 Small Shipyard Grant Program, saying it expects to award up to 12 grants from a $9.8 million funding pool.
The Federal Highway Administration tapped its emergency relief account to provide $1.25 million to help begin repairs on Idaho roads and bridges damaged by recent flooding.
The California Department of Transportation presented four employees with the Governor's State Employee Medal of Valor Award, saying they "showed courage in the face of danger" in two life-saving incidents.
Even as the Mississippi Department of Transportation sounded assurances that state lawmakers in a June 5 special session would approve an agency budget and head off a funding crisis at month's end, MDOT officially put its contractors on notice that it does not yet have a budget for the year starting...
To help revive shrinking populations of the monarch butterfly and other pollinators, the Illinois Department of Transportation said it is adjusting its mowing routine along state highways this spring and summer.
A record-high 18 high school teams competed in the final round of the association's 15th Annual TRAC Bridge Challenge competition, held May 24 at the AASHTO Spring Meeting in Portland, Maine.
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