News October 24, 2016
NEW POLL: The 2016 election will include a record-breaking 70 transportation ballot measures across the U.S. If all pass, an expected $175 billion would be added in new transportation investments. Will a majority of these measures pass?
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses transportation tax measures on this year's election ballots.
News October 17, 2016
NEW POLL: The National Association of Manufacturers is proposing a national policy for the next president and Congress to improve U.S. transportation infrastructure. Which of its proposals are of the highest priority?
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses NAM's proposals for improving U.S. transportation infrastructure.
News October 04, 2016
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and state Democratic leaders announced late last week they have reached a deal for transportation funding that will raise the state gas tax by 23 cents per gallon, ending a summer-long standoff and statewide construction freeze. For drivers, the higher gas taxes...
News September 27, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of $5 million to help American Indian and Alaska Native tribal citizens initiate, improve and enhance transit service on tribal lands. FTA’s Tribal Transit Program, which provides a...
News September 26, 2016
NEW POLL: According to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, state DOTs are uniformly challenged by inadequate funding, and forced to ignore serious issues in their bridge programs. Is it the government’s duty to step in?
Visit our homepage to take this week's poll, which discusses funding for state DOT bridge programs.
News September 23, 2016
Nebraska is slated to invest nearly $300 million for eight long-delayed highway projects and will begin design work on 12 others with the goal of finishing them all by 2033. Gov. Pete Ricketts unveiled the project list Thursday at the Capitol. The projects will receive funding through a $450...
News September 19, 2016
NEW POLL: Congress is proposing a short-term funding bill that would freeze government-wide transportation spending until after the November elections. Should they approve 2017 funding sooner?
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which discusses Congress passing transportation funding for the 2017 fiscal year.
News September 09, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) put the final touches on a $60 million grant Wednesday, Sept. 7, to repave and add a third lane to a 15-mile stretch of I-10 between the Atchafalaya Floodway bridge and the Interstate 49 interchange in Lafayette, La. Louisiana's congressional...
News September 08, 2016
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia. Foxx said the grants will be combined with other funding from...
News September 01, 2016
A recent Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) audit report revealed that the FHWA does not effectively ensure that states account for preliminary engineering (PE) costs and reimburse funds as required. The FHWA authorizes billions of dollars in federal-aid funding for PE to assist states in the...
News August 31, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (U.S. DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) yesterday announced $14.2 million in grants for states under a new program to explore alternative revenue mechanisms to help sustain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. The Surface...
News August 29, 2016
The funding necessary to provide Minnesota with an economically competitive state highway and bridge system over the next 20 years has increased significantly, according to Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) planning projections. MnDOT planners working on the Minnesota State Highway...
News August 29, 2016
NEW POLL: A recent Senate proposal would strip away $2.2B in highway program funds. Would doing so effectively hamstring the FAST Act, and what will it take for Congress to finally accept the necessity of ample road/bridge funding?
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which concerns the pending Senate rescission proposal, now that Congress is heading back to session.
News August 24, 2016
ROADS/BRIDGES: State officials award $47 million in road and bridge funds to Central Indiana communities
Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.) joined state transportation officials to announce that 102 Central Indiana cities, towns, and counties are receiving a combined $47 million to improve local roads and bridges through the State’s Community Crossings matching grant fund. The Town of Avon is...
News August 22, 2016
ROAD REPAIR: Statewide flooding closes numerous Louisiana highways, prompts emergency repair funding
Heavy rains and historic flooding of swollen rivers and creeks closed hundreds of roads in southern Louisiana over the past week—including sections of interstate highways—leading to on-road rescues and many drivers abandoning their vehicles. Several days after the floods began, a reported 30,000...
News August 08, 2016
NEW POLL: As states begin to receive FAST Act cash, where should the bulk of those dollars be directed going into winter?
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which ponders what DOTs should focus on heading into winter.
News August 04, 2016
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), in response to state lawmakers’ scuttling of a controversial gas tax proposal, has ceased work and planning on dozens of highway development and improvement projects. According to State Highways Division Deputy Director Ed Sniffen, the state lacks...
News August 03, 2016
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission tomorrow will consider its list of projects over the next two decades, in which its biggest expense likely will be road maintenance. The draft 2040 Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Plan has $6.1 billion worth of projects, ranging...
News August 01, 2016
NEW POLL: Mass. governor Baker recently opposed a Fed-sponsored vehicle-miles traveled tax pilot program. Bad choice? Would this not be a sound alternative to a gas tax boost for generating state revenue?
Drop by our homepage and take this week's poll question, which considers miles-traveled taxation as a potential boon to state revenue.
News July 27, 2016
ROADS/BRIDGES: U.S. DOT approves $10 million transportation grant for Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) approved a $10 million federal transportation grant that will improve access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The money will help complete a 16-mile section of the Foothills Parkway in Blount and Sevier counties, improving...