U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the Trump administration will release "principles" of its infrastructure investment plan late this month, and that the White House Office of Management and Budget is looking for spending offsets to help make up for $200 million of direct...
The chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee told U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao he wants to see new infrastructure funding distributed through the established formula system in which the Highway Trust Fund allocates money to states and transit agencies.
President Trump used a ceremonial transportation day and week proclamation to reiterate his administration's goal of rebuilding the infrastructure that move people and freight across the nation.
The Senate voted 56-42 on May 16 to confirm Jeffrey Rosen as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, installing the second of President Trump's nominees for Senate-confirmed positions at the department.
Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne cautioned a U.S. Senate panel that public-private partnerships, or P3s, for highway and other infrastructure projects require extensive negotiations to obtain the best public benefits.
President Trump signed into law May 12 a measure that repeals a controversial new regulation to reform metropolitan planning organizations, which the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration promulgated last year.
The Federal Highway Administration announced an "indefinite delay" of part of a wide-ranging rule for measuring and managing performance of the national highway system, saying it will initiate a separate rulemaking on provisions to measure greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.
Preparing transportation infrastructure to cope with freight movements requires a multimodal approach that involves issues ranging from key trucking corridors to rail operations to dredging of coastal and inland waterways, said Shawn Wilson, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation...
Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled a revised California budget that would tap a recently passed revenue-raising measure to distribute $2.8 billion in added transportation funding for the coming budget year, the initial payment of what will be $54 billion in new state and local project revenue over the next...
With the Tennessee General Assembly having approved a major new transportation project funding package, Gov. Bill Haslam and state Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer unveiled a three-year program that uses the new revenue to begin tackling the project backlog.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker recently signed into law a measure authorizing the state Department of Transportation to distribute $200 million in "Chapter 90" funds to local governments for road-related construction projects.
Both Missouri and Utah are creating new transportation task forces to study their states' project funding needs and make recommendations to legislators on future revenue-raising options.
The Alaska Marine Highway System said it has arranged for the cargo-hauling ship line Coastal Transportation to help AMHS customers whose freight service has been disrupted by the delay of the M/V Tustumena to return to service from repairs.
AASHTO is taking applications through July 28 for the 2017 "Faces of Transportation" awards, a photographic competition open to employees from state departments of competition.
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