When Congress returns in coming days from a spring break, it will have just days to approve a budget for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. If it does not act by April 28, when a stopgap funding measure expires, much of the government will shut down.
President Trump continued to promise that his administration will propose a major infrastructure investment plan, and told workers at a tool factory in Kenosha, Wis., that the plan is "coming fast."
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao plans to create two top staff positions to oversee key investment areas, news services reported – one for the president's expected infrastructure projects program and another for the modernization of the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Federal Highway Administration is taking grant applications until June 12 to award under two programs, one for "Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment" and the other for "Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives."
A group of 22 organizations that participate in the Agricultural Transportation Working Group recently urged House and Senate appropriators to continue funding in fiscal year 2018 to rebuild the nation's inland waterways and seaport infrastructure for freight cargoes.
The American Association of Port Authorities and the federal Maritime Administration have partnered to update an online "toolkit" ports can use to help plan how to pay for their infrastructure needs.
The Tennessee General Assembly solidly approved a plan by Gov. Bill Haslam that would increase motor fuel taxes and other fees to boost transportation project funding, while also cutting other taxes.
With the Mississippi Department of Transportation lacking an approved budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1, MDOT Director Melinda McGrath told Gov. Phil Bryant that the state could see highway and other projects delayed and their costs rise unless the Legislature acts quickly.
Motorists in the Providence, R.I., area will face a series of traffic diversions in the next few months as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation performs preventive maintenance on interstate highway bridges.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced April 19 that the state accepted a proposal from a team of 16 companies to ease congestion on Interstate 270 through a series of "smart traffic" changes that do not expand the highway's footprint.
After 50 years of heavy use, the Washington State Department of Transportation said a nearly 22-mile stretch of Interstate 5 between Seattle and Kent "is about to get a much-needed facelift."
With Kentucky's highway construction season kicking off this spring, the state Transportation Cabinet said its agronomists will establish monarch butterfly habitats called waystations to help support that "diminishing species" while continuing the agency's traditional planting of...
AASHTO's revamped website and its first-ever annual report were gold-level prize winners in the Hermes Creative Awards, administered by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals.
AASHTO has released a periodic update to its widely used Materials Standards web-based publication, the first of three revisions scheduled for 2017.
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