A top aide to President Trump told reporters Aug 15 that the administration plans to first pursue a tax reform plan in Congress this autumn, then turn to the long-promised infrastructure investment plan.
President Trump signed an executive order that aims to further streamline and shorten the environmental review process for major infrastructure projects, with a "goal of completing all federal environmental reviews and authorization decisions" within two years.
The head of the American Society of Civil Engineers questioned President Trump's use of a new executive order on infrastructure project streamlining to also remove a flood plain risk requirement, and repeated the group's position that more federal investment is needed to improve U.S. infrastructure...
President Trump will not move forward with plans to form a 15-member Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure, various news agencies reported, citing comments by a White House official.
Fearing that highways will become heavily congested at unusual times, motorists might cause accidents as they drive erratically or that parking cars on dry roadside grass may trigger wildfires, state departments of transportation and other agencies are issuing a slew of warnings about the Aug. 21...
The National Safety Council said preliminary estimates for January through June of this year show that U.S. deaths from motor vehicle crashes declined by 1 percent from first-half 2016 but remained 8 percent higher than at the same point two years ago.
Texas Central Partners – a company formed to develop an investor-owned, high-speed train project between Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston – said it has entered a design-build agreement with Fluor Enterprises and The Lane Construction Corp. to move the planned rail line forward.
The Federal Aviation Administration said it is awarding $162.4 million in new infrastructure grants to 72 airports in 31 states under its Airport Improvement Program, the latest in a flurry of recent AIP announcements.
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson said Aug. 10 that a contract was completed for a $72 million project to widen Interstate 10 from four to six lanes east of Highland Road in Baton Rouge to LA 73 in suburban Ascension Parish.
The Oregon Department of Transportation has partnered with mobile software developer Lifesaver to launch a competition over blocking cellphone use while behind the wheel a way to encourage motorists to drive without distractions.
The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority in El Paso, Texas, voted to halt collection of tolls on the Cesar Chavez Border Highway effective Aug. 10, following recent actions by the Texas Transportation Commission to stop tolling that stretch of road and another in the Laredo area.
The North Carolina State Ports Authority and freight railroad firm CSX have begun a daily, double-stacked intermodal container train service between the Wilmington port on the Atlantic coast and the commercial center of Charlotte, which they said will take hundreds of trucks off state highways.
The Oregon Department of Transportation said motorists traveling between Reedsport on the state's central Pacific coast and Interstate 5 should get ready for a full 12 months of stop-and-go traffic, as crews tackle a multi-phased project to repair or replace 34 culverts along Oregon 38 (Umpqua...
Eight infrastructure projects that six state departments of transportation completed during 2016 won honors for the southern region in the association's "America's Transportation Awards" competition.
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