Funding

News March 23, 2017
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, unveiled new legislation Wednesday that would raise the gas tax by approximately 1 cent per year, to generate about $500 billion for revitalizing U.S. roads, bridges and transit systems over the...
News March 21, 2017
State transit authorities announced Friday that $217 million will be allocated to projects intended to upgrade roadways, bridges, and rail systems across California.   The California Transportation Commission allocated the money for 72 transit projects and are encouraging the use of alternative...
News March 20, 2017
Financing for more than a dozen large-scale transit projects funded in part with federal transit grants is currently jeopardized by President Trump's plan to eliminate the $2.3 billion per year New Starts program.   Trump's 64-page budget blueprint for fiscal 2018 would halt grants from the program...
News March 03, 2017
The New Mexico Senate, in an effort to improve the state’s roads and rebuild its cash reserves, approved a bill this week to increase the state gasoline tax for the first time in more than 20 years.   The measure, Senate Bill 95, would raise some $180 million annually through a range of taxes and...

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Article March 02, 2017
MICHIGAN: The auto zone   The state of Michigan has long been associated with the road and how we traverse it. Home to the Ford Motor Co. and General Motors, among many other automotive ventures, Michigan, in the words of Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Communications Director Jeff...
News February 07, 2017
The nation’s governors will submit a list of more than 300 infrastructure projects to President Trump’s administration this week, aiming to share billions he is urging for nationwide construction projects.   The requests by governors from at least 44 states are in addition to a preliminary list of...
News February 03, 2017
Two members of Congress—a Senate Republican and a House Democrat—offered separate transportation proposals Feb. 1 that include shoring up revenues for the Highway Trust Fund beyond 2020, when current multiyear authorization and funding legislation expires.   Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), who chairs...
News January 30, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which discusses the possibility of expanding tolling to fund infrastructure projects.
News January 27, 2017
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $127 million to 49 projects to maintain the state's infrastructure systems.   The allocation includes more than $25 million for freight and rail transit projects that will improve service and safety.   The largest allocation, $...
News January 25, 2017
President Trump’s transition team has compiled a list of 50 potential transportation projects across the country that could be targeted in his promised infrastructure proposal, according to documents obtained by McClatchy’s Kansas City Star and The News Tribune.   Two of the examples floated on the...
News January 24, 2017
Senators Charles Schumer (NY), Bill Nelson (FL), Patrick J. Leahy (VT), Ron Wyden (OR), Sherrod Brown (OH), Maria Cantwell (WA.), and Thomas R. Carper (DE), along with Bernie Sanders (Ind.-VT), have unveiled a package that would have the federal government directly spend $1 trillion to upgrade the...
News January 24, 2017
States have submitted more than 300 transportation projects to be considered by President Trump as he puts together a substantially large infrastructure bill.   The National Governors Association (NGA), which was asked by the transition team in early December to start collecting the requests, says...

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News January 20, 2017
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved the reconstruction of I-70 through central Denver.   Federal Highway Administration approval concludes the federally required National Environmental Protection Act process and allows the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to proceed...

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News January 18, 2017
It seems California is coming up short in its revenue projections to cover Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $179.5 billion budget for 2017. But according to sources, the governor is entertaining two means of raising funds to pay for a $4.3 billion dollar infrastructure plan,   “A $65 annual [vehicle]...
News January 12, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump plans to open up the potential of private investments and use innovative financing tools to rebuild the nation's transportation networks, Transportation Secretary-designate Elaine Chao told lawmakers at her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.   "As we work...
News January 06, 2017
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey proposed a $32 billion capital plan for the next decade that includes $2.7 billion to build a tunnel under the Hudson River and rehabilitate the century-old one damaged by Superstorm Sandy.   The sum set aside for the tunnel is a fraction of the $24...
News December 23, 2016
In an example of a state legislature recognizing that a modest tax increase can—in definace of its governor—have a profound impact on transportation planning and project initiatives, Nebraska State Tax Commissioner Tony Fulton announced this week that the state gas tax will increase to 27.3 cents...
News December 14, 2016
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $236 million for 40 transportation projects across the state.   Funding includes $190 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program for 10 projects to “maintain and preserve the investment in the state highway system and...
News December 08, 2016
An infrastructure funding boost that was approved and paid for by Congress last year is once again on hold because of a short-term spending bill.   Under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act passed in December 2015, investments in Highway Trust Fund transportation projects were...
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