President Trump told members of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee that lawmakers can find funds to pay for a major infrastructure investment program out of a pending tax overhaul, and could perhaps combine those measures, news reports said.
After months of court filings to finish a major legal settlement by automaker Volkswagen over charges of violating the Clean Air Act, a countdown has begun for states to tap into a nearly $3 billion mitigation projects fund VW has established for the transportation sector.
At a time when the nation's rural population declined by more than half a million people, public transit ridership in rural areas and small towns increased 7.8 percent from 2007 to 2015, said a study this month by the American Public Transportation Association.
U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Rep. Adrian Smith, whose congressional district sprawls across most of the state, wrote U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Oct. 16 over concerns about Department of Transportation plans to end the Essential Air Service program in two...
Hawaii Gov. David Ige said that Jade Butay, who is now deputy director of administration for the state Department of Transportation, will become HDOT's interim director Nov. 1 when current Director Ford Fuchigami joins the governor's office as its administrative director.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued a request for proposals to "deploy an interconnected and statewide public electric vehicle charging network," with plans to pay for it from funds Virginia will receive from an environmental mitigation trust that automaker Volkswagen set up after its...
The Idaho Transportation Department said it will save about $13.1 million in interest costs after it refinanced $101 million in debt held in "GARVEE" highway bonds and slashed the interest rate to 2.3 percent from 4.5 percent.
The Federal Transit Administration has cleared a project to replace New Jersey Transit's aging and hurricane-damaged Raritan River Drawbridge, in a finding that allows the agency to start final design of a new structure for passenger and freight rail traffic.
Gov. Eric Holcomb created an 11-person Indiana government committee, which includes Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness, to finalize plans for how Indiana will spend its share of the new Volkswagen mitigation trust for transportation projects.
The Texas Department of Transportation said it has collected more than 10 million cubic feet of debris – or enough to fill about 186 football fields – in the four TxDOT districts most affected after Hurricane Harvey made landfall Aug. 25.
To improve traffic flow in heavily congested areas, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said it plans to eventually let drivers at peak times use the highway shoulders on sections of Interstates 476 and 95 in Delaware County south and west of Philadelphia.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation said it will temporarily close an idled weigh station where commercial trucks park along Interstate 95 South between Exits 5 and 3 in Richmond, as a contractor stations offices there for the state's truck tolling program.
The association said that President John Schroer appointed Adetokunbo "Toks" Omishakin of the Tennessee Department of Transportation to a two-year term as vice chair of the newly formed AASHTO Council on Active Transportation.
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