President Trump released both his long-awaited infrastructure investment plan and his fiscal 2019 budget request Feb. 12, proposing big cuts in transit and rail funding at the same time he would provide $200 billion in new federal grants and loans over 10 years to leverage $1.5 trillion in total...
Major stakeholder groups, which had waited a year for President Trump to offer his vision for infrastructure investment, thanked him for generating attention to the issue but quickly focused on fixing the Highway Trust Fund for the long term and shaping investment legislation as it emerges in...
Key members of Congress said they welcomed President Trump's infrastructure investment as starting the conversation and giving momentum to potential legislation, but GOP leaders held back from endorsing the plan itself and Democrats generally gave it poor reviews.
National associations representing off-highway travel plazas and barge lines sharply criticized President Trump's infrastructure plan and budget proposals, warning that if implemented they would end up damaging more U.S. roads and undercutting the nation's trade competitiveness.
The CEO of the American Public Transportation Association said President Trump would offset costs for his infrastructure proposal by cutting billions of dollars from public transit and other existing programs that invest in train travel and transportation projects.
The top executives of state departments of transportation will gather Feb. 27-March 2 in Washington, D.C., and meet with top policymakers from Congress and the Trump administration, at a time when they can help shape national discussions on infrastructure investments.
The Senate confirmed three nominees to senior positions at the U.S. Department of Transportation, including two to lead modal agencies, after months-long delays because some senators had placed holds that prevented the votes.
President Trump announced Feb. 14 he intends to nominate Thelma Drake – a former congresswoman from Virginia who later led that state's Department of Rail and Public Transportation – to head the Federal Transit Administration.
With pothole repair season under way across the nation, the Feb. 11 death of Colorado Department of Transportation employee Nolan Olson highlights the risks state DOT workers and contractors face as they try to maintain roads amid ongoing vehicle traffic.
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson said they would seek $600 million in federal Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) bonds to build four major road and bridge projects that have been in the state's transportation master plan...
The California Department of Transportation said it has awarded $173.4 million in the first round of Local Partnership Program grants funded through last year's Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said the state Department of Transportation plans to fix more locally owned bridges and improve more than 1,100 miles of rural and low-volume roadway through multiyear investments.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation said in a new report that it saved $83 million during 2017 through new and revised practices in its construction program and project development, and plowed those savings back into road projects.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said it recently closed Interstate 235 in Oklahoma City for nearly 60 hours for the first bridge move of its kind in state history, which placed "two giant bridge spans" overhead for freight carrier BNSF Railway and saved months of potential...
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's Board of Directors gave approval Feb. 12 to award a contract for about $20 million to replace the highway bridge that carries vehicles on Route 44 over Route 24 in the southeastern town of Raynham.
AASHTO President John Schroer has appointed Caroline Mays from the Texas Department of Transportation as vice chair of the association's Special Committee on Freight.
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