With the Highway Trust Fund on course to hit fast-approaching deadlines that could force it to sharply cut spending on road and transit projects, the group representing state departments of transportation urged congressional tax-writing committees to "to consider supporting taxes or user...
The full House Appropriations Committee on July 17 approved a fiscal 2018 transportation funding bill that would make cuts in transit assistance and end the popular TIGER grants, after brushing aside a push by minority Democrats to add an infrastructure investment package.
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials this week submitted comments in response to a US Department of Transportation Federal Register Notice seeking suggestions on policy, guidance and regulations that pose a barrier to delivering transportation projects and...
Many state departments of transportation are launching intensive communications efforts and planning how their operations teams will handle a potentially huge travel-disrupting event that is just a month away – the Aug. 21 daytime solar eclipse that will have the moon totally block the sun across parts of 14 states.Those and other agencies warn that the eclipse could trigger major traffic jams, possibly lead to more traffic crashes, spur more human-caused wildfires at the height of fire season and potentially cause permanent eye damage to viewers including motorists who do not take proper precautions.
While Congress continues to wrestle with health care and seems poised to tackle tax reform, President Trump this week kept infrastructure in the conversation by issuing an executive order that establishes a 15-member Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure.
The first federal legislation governing driverless vehicles passed out of a House Commerce subcommittee this week by a unanimous voice vote, sending the draft bill to the full committee for markup consideration and providing a framework for the role the federal government will play in...
The Arizona Department of Transportation is installing a first-in-the-nation wrong-way driver detection system on Interstate 17 in the Phoenix area. The $3.7 million project will use thermal detection technology to identify wrong-way drivers and then alert other drivers and law enforcement. The plan was approved by the Arizona State Transportation Board in June and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey directed ADOT to accelerate construction of the system.
Thanks to an innovative business partnership program, the Maine DOT was able to open a new Interstate 95 interchange in Waterville, north of Augusta.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation said it has "mapped out a decade-long plan designed to rebuild decayed roads and replace structurally deficient bridges all across the state," using new revenue from a package the General Assembly passed this year.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness unveiled more than $4.7 billion in construction plans for the first five years of a new 20-year program to improve the state's roads and bridges, under a new revenue plan that passed the General Assembly in...
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission selected a design-build team of Massman Construction and HNTB to replace the oldest roadway bridge in northeastern Missouri – the Champ Clark Bridge spanning the Mississippi River on US 54 between Louisiana, Mo., and Pike County, Ill.
The Mississippi Transportation Commission authorized the state Department of Transportation to issue a number airport, port, railroad and local transit grants under MDOT's multimodal infrastructure programs.
AASHTO President David Bernhardt has appointed Jeffrey Hill of the Georgia Department of Transportation to serve a three-term on the new Special Committee on AASHTOWare.
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