Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who chairs the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees transportation programs, warned that the Trump administration's approach to project investment "fails to address the greatest threat to our nation's infrastructure, which is the ever-growing insolvency of the...
Traffic on U.S. roads and highways began 2018 the way it's been going for several years now, moving into ever-higher record territory as more vehicles compete for space in travel lanes and put more wear on the road system's infrastructure.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao joined President Trump and a group of other Cabinet officers at the White House April 9 in signing a formal "memorandum of understanding" committing their departments to follow the president's "one federal decision" framework on...
The Federal Transit Administration said April 9 it was awarding $95.62 million in grants to three projects – for expansions of bus rapid transit systems in Everett, Wash., and Kansas City, Mo., and for a commuter rail line extension in the San Francisco Bay area.
The National Asphalt Pavement Association put together a set of videos that highlight the dangers to road crews in work zones as it introduced "WatchForUs," a multimedia messaging campaign that targets distracted driving that the NAPA unveiled along with National Work Zone Awareness...
President Trump announced his intention to nominate officials to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and to join the National Transportation Safety Board, among recent news about federal agency staffing.
The Federal Transit Administration said April 6 it has certified Virginia and Colorado for developing required rail transit state safety oversight programs, bringing to eight out of 30 the number of states that have met the conditions to avoid a potential funding cutoff a year from now.
Gov. Phil Bryant has ordered the Mississippi Department of Transportation to close at least 102 roadway bridges owned by cities and counties, saying "these bridges have been deemed unsafe for the traveling public."
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that traffic disruptions including lane closures will begin April 22 "and continue during several construction seasons through 2020," as it makes repairs to the aging Tobin Bridge that carries US 1 over the Mystic River between...
A new law by the Oklahoma Legislature will raise revenue for education and will not increase funding levels for the state Department of Transportation, but ODOT Secretary Mike Patterson said it will protect the department's funding stream against diversions to other budget areas.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation said it will start work April 30 on a series of projects across four counties that includes the Winston-Salem area that will upgrade 95 miles of roads over the next two years.
Motorists around the country are familiar with roadway work zones sprouting during springtime, as crews rebuild traffic lanes, lay new asphalt and repair bridges. Now, in Sioux Falls, S.D., drivers on Interstate 29 are going through restrictions for another infrastructure maintenance need as workers...
AASHTO has published its annual online "Salary Survey" publication covering information for 2017, a free compilation of job classifications and salary information on positions currently used by state departments of transportation.
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