A 132-page reorganization plan for key federal agencies released by the Office of Management and Budget on June 21 calls for, among other things, shifting the civil works program Army Corps of Engineers out of the Department of Defense and splitting it between the U.S. Department of Transportation...
As part of the 132-page reorganization plan proposed by the Office of Management and Budget to reorganize the federal government's structure, the Department of Transportation would undergo a series of changes that would see duties added as well as deleted from its portfolio.
According to an annual analysis of the U.S. logistics industry, a "rethinking" of transportation infrastructure may be required sooner rather than later as the ongoing boom in e-commerce activity is starting to reshape supply chains.
A number of infrastructure, labor, and technology trends were discussed by a panel of executives at the 2018 State of Logistics report briefing held in Washington D.C. on June 19.
A policy brief issued by the advocacy group Securing America's Future Energy estimates that the economic and societal benefits of fully deploying autonomous vehicles in the U.S. could total almost $800 billion annually from improved highway safety, enhanced access to transportation for senior...
Pete Ruane will be retiring as president and chief executive officer of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association in October this year after 30 years; the longest tenured head of the 116-year-old organization, ARTBA noted in a statement.
The Federal Transit Administration issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity on June 21 for roughly $366.3 million in grant funding for transit bus projects across the U.S.
In a study released June 20, global consulting firm AlixPartners said that the automotive industry faces the possibility of a "monumental capital drain" in the near term as "unprecedented sums" of money are being poured into electric and autonomous vehicle development years...
An expected 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home over the Independence Day holiday this year, an increase of more than 5 percent compared with last year, according to AAA, and the highest number recorded by the group since it started tracking such data 18 years ago.
A new report issued June 19 by software security firm McAfee warns that the rapid adoption of blockchain technology by both businesses and government entities can increase their cybersecurity vulnerabilities as well.
On June 15, the Travelers Companies group of insurance companies co-hosted a national distracted driving event on Capitol Hill co-hosted by the National Safety Council and the Road to Zero Coalition.
On June 20, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law the Build NC Bond Act of 2018, which is being billed as a "new financing tool" to help expedite critical highway projects.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation issued an emergency contract on June 19 for additional flood repair work on the Kuhio Highway Emergency aimed at stabilizing the slope above the highway, which is also known as Route 560, between Waikoko and Wainiha and various downslope sites as well.
One June 14 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced an additional $38.6 million will go to fund an additional 70 local bridge projects statewide for the 2018-2022 Local Bridge Improvement Program cycle, which brings total funding up to $115 million.
A decade ago, the U.S. Senate officially created National Pollinator Week as a way to focus on supporting the species of ants, butterflies, beetles and other wildlife that are responsible for helping pollinate more than 80 percent of the world's flowering plants.
The Georgia Department of Transportation closed the first of five bridges over I-85 in northeast part of the Peachtree state as part of a $16.6 million effort to fully replace bridges in service for more than 55 years, while increasing lane width and adding shoulders to travel lanes.
A $146,000 gift from Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle will finance a 40 percent increase in litter cleanup efforts by the Oregon Department of Transportation on the Sunset Highway and Interstate 405 for the next year.
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