Congress headed toward the latest in a series of funding deadlines with lawmakers still apart on key issues that could decide whether they strike a long-term budget deal or send government agencies into shutdown mode.
Generating new investment in transportation infrastructure at the state level requires building public trust and increasingly adopting "creative" or new approaches, CEOs of state departments of transportation said Jan. 9 during the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting in...
Today's state departments of transportation are focused less on building highways and more on safely moving people and goods by various modes, according to a group of state transportation department chief executives.
President Trump urged Congress to bring back lawmaker-sponsored project "earmarks" and use them to build support for legislation, at a time his administration is weighing how and when to roll out a long-delayed infrastructure investment plan.
A bipartisan group of 48 House members calling themselves the Problem Solvers Caucus issued an infrastructure plan that among other things would "ensure sustainable and long-term funding for the Highway Trust Fund."
The U. S. Department of Transportation said it is launching an initiative that includes two pilot programs to modernize its own data analysis and integrate traditional datasets with new "big data" sources to gain insights into highway safety.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced Jan. 5 that FAA Deputy Administrator Daniel Elwell was the new acting FAA administrator with the conclusion of former Administrator Michael Huerta's term, which ended Jan. 6.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said Executive Vice President Todd Spencer will serve as acting president given the death of longtime CEO Jim Johnston.
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, in partnership with the Kansas City Streetcar Authority and the city of Kansas City, Mo., said it received authorization from the Federal Transit Administration to move the KC Streetcar Main Street Extension effort into the "project...
MarootianThe District of Columbia Council voted unanimously Jan. 9 to approve Jeff Marootian as director of the District Department of Transportation, confirming him to the CEO job he first filled on an interim basis in August.
Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced that the state awarded $297 million in contracts from bids accepted in December for crucial road and bridge construction projects, which they said was the largest such bidding process in TDOT's history.
In one of his final acts as governor before his term would end Jan. 13, Virginia's Terry McAuliffe announced Jan. 10 that the state accepted a proposal from toll-road company Transurban to extend the Interstate 95 Express Lanes southward another 10 miles to Fredericksburg by 2022.
Gov. Gina Raimondo joined with Rhode Island's U.S. senators, Democrats Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, plus Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza to launch a $410 million project that was decades in planning to rebuild the interchange connecting state...
The Minnesota Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Department of Employment and Economic Development, awarded $18 million in grants for seven highway projects that will support local industry and businesses, leverage private funding and improve the transportation system generally.
A task force that the Missouri General Assembly created to advise it on how to fund transportation projects recommended that lawmakers raise the per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline by 10 cents and by 12 cents for diesel fuel used mainly by commercial trucks.
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