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It’s 2020 and, once again, transportation agencies nationally have their eyes on Washington, D.C., to see whether or when a new federal transportation funding package will emerge. Existing funding from 2016’s Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act expires in September, and many worry…
February 04, 2020
As I was in the process of buttoning up this issue, a piece ran in the New York Times that limned some proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act as regards infrastructure.  The new rule would no longer require agencies, including DOTs, to consider the “cumulative” environmental…
February 03, 2020
The winter months can take their toll on the best of us, but for mayors, city planners, and transportation system engineers, the challenge is especially intense. How can cities throughout the country and the world take their winter weather preparedness and response to the next level? What does it…
September 04, 2019
Kudos to American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s President and CEO Dave Bauer for his recent Washington Post op-ed, which pointed out the need to fix our nation’s structurally deficient bridges and roadways. The sad state of our roadway infrastructure, which received only a D+…
June 05, 2019
A few issues ago I got pretty snippy about the unnecessary complication of buying a transit ticket in Washington, D.C. This past January, I was again back in D.C., attending the Transportation Research Board’s Annual Meeting, and this time circumstance did not require me to use the city’s public…
May 08, 2019
As we enter spring in 2019, an infrastructure package continues to be a topic of hearings, press conferences and discussion on Capitol Hill. The challenge is that every day that passes is a day closer to Election Day 2020, when we will have congressional and presidential elections—and possibly,…
May 08, 2019
Our nation’s infrastructure is the backbone of our economy. Roads, rails, highways, and bridges move the people and products that makes our nation’s $20 trillion GDP possible. For example, in Indiana 78% of the state’s $761 billion worth of commodities are shipped each year to and from here by…
February 11, 2019
President Trump has gotten his way with the wall. This is not a news flash. Every time he wants something and others are not cooperating he quickly stacks up an emotional barrier that forces people to either find a way around it or makes them go back from where they came from. At press time the…
February 06, 2019
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