Officials from the Nebraska Department of Transportation and the Michigan Municipal League told a Senate hearing they need the federal partner to provide "certainty" in infrastructure funding, along with flexibility to keep project decisions as much as possible below the federal level.
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and four other members of President Trump's Cabinet appeared March 14 at a Senate hearing to help spur Congress to take up administration proposals to spur infrastructure investment.
A new advertising campaign by two transportation stakeholder groups makes the point that congestion imposes heavy costs on the public, as the groups try to build support for a new infrastructure investment package and a permanent fix for the Highway Trust Fund.
Emergency officials reported early March 16 that at least six people had died in the collapse of a new pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Sweetwater, outside Miami, as they continued to remove bodies from the wreckage.
Reporting that the number of older U.S. drivers involved or killed in fatal traffic crashes is growing faster than their percentage of the population, the TRIP research group recommended that planners build more roadway features to aid older motorists and develop more transit options.
The association representing truck stops and travel plazas, NATSO, and the National League of Cities have jointly told lawmakers that efforts to allow commercial operations at interstate highway rest areas would undermine off-highway businesses, reduce employment and curb tax payments to state and...
State departments of transportation from Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico helped fund a regional rail line improvement project that won a federal TIGER grant of $16 million this month from the USDOT.
Amtrak said the Maryland Transit Administration recently awarded the national passenger rail operator a new five-year contract to continue providing commuter train operations for the MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter) Penn Line trains that run between Washington, D.C., and Perryville, Md.,...
The Ohio Department of Transportation has been dealing with a number of recent repairs in the wake of heavy Ohio River flooding last month and other storm effects that left behind collapsed pavements, landslides and toppled boulders.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation said March 14 it was closing the Bath Street East Bridge in Providence by the end of that day, after a bridge inspection "found deterioration to such a degree that the bridge must be immediately closed to all traffic."
The Washington State Department of Transportation is preparing to launch a preservation project to give longer life to a steel truss bridge on State Route 409 that was built in 1938 and now suffers paint flaking and deterioration to the timber bridge deck beneath the roadway pavement.
With an eye to workforce development, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said an internship co-op program kicks off this summer between its Ferry Division and the College of the Albemarle's Manteo campus, to give welding students real-world experience at the State Shipyard in Manns...
In an effort to help young motorists learn driving skills that can save their lives, the North Dakota Department of Transportation said it is seeking teen drivers with a permit or license between the ages of 14-18 to attend a free one-day "Ford Driving Skills for Life" safety training...
The Delaware Department of Transportation's Division of Motor Vehicles has launched a six-month pilot study to test whether it can offer a "mobile driver's license" to residents through a smart phone software program.
AASHTO is taking applications through April 6 for an information technology specialist, a position located in the association's Washington, D.C., offices.
The association said it is now taking submissions through June 15 for the 2018 round of its "Faces of Transportation" images contest, with this year's round marked by a new music-linked twist on photography categories and a new prize, along with the video competition.
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