USDOT Says New Highway Demand Levels Highlight Need for Trust Fund Boost
The Federal Highway Administration said Americans drove 221.1 billion miles in February, a 2.8 percent increase from a year earlier and part of a rising demand pattern that underscores the need for greater investment in transportation infrastructure.
April 24, 2015
Pulitzer-Winning Writer on Distracted Driving to Address Association Spring Meeting
Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times and bestselling author, will be the featured speaker to address state transportation department leaders during the May 14 safety luncheon at the AASHTO Spring Meeting in Cheyenne, Wyo.
For Earth Day 2015, TTV Looks at Climate- or Health-Conscious Programs in 5 States
In connection with the April 22 observance of Earth Day 2015, Transportation TV focuses this week on programs in five states, where departments of transportation are highlighting health, financial and environmental benefits of efforts that cut down on vehicle trips, and that recycle materials or ...
Cox Names Two to Traffic Safety Committee
AASHTO President John Cox has appointed John Milton and Bonnie Polin to four-year terms on the association's Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety.
FRA Sends Grants to Help State DOTs, Other Agencies Improve Rail Safety, Service
The Federal Railroad Administration awarded eight grants totaling nearly $21.3 million to help state departments of transportation and other agencies in highway-rail grade crossing safety, positive train control systems and passenger rail service.
Average Gas Price Jumps Nearly 8 Cents in Latest Week; Diesel Rises 2.6 Cents
Motor fuel prices spiked at U.S. fueling stations in the latest week, the Energy Information Administration said, with gasoline rising an average of 7.7 cents a gallon while the diesel average rose 2.6 cents.
Obama Recommends New USDOT Grants to Improve Energy Distribution Networks
President Obama has proposed a new grant program under which the U.S. Department of Transportation would support supply chain improvements that aid the distribution of energy products.
14 State DOTs Share Honors in FHWA’s 2015 Environmental Excellence Awards
The Federal Highway Administration said this year's Environmental Excellence Award recipients included 14 state departments of transportation, which were selected by an independent panel for the agency's biennial recognition of "innovative efforts to preserve the environment while enhancing ...
ARTBA Foundation Gives College Aid to Children of Workers Killed, Disabled
Ten children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job will receive college financial assistance this year from the "Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship" fund of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association-Transportation Development ...
Oregon Gov. Brown Presses Legislature to Increase Transportation Project Funding
Gov. Kate Brown is asking the Oregon Legislative Assembly to send her a measure that would boost the state's investment in transportation infrastructure.
Hickenlooper Seeks Change to Colorado Law That Stifles Funding for Transportation
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has asked leaders of the General Assembly to change state law that he said is preventing what would otherwise be annual infusions of hundreds of millions of dollars from the state's General fund into the transportation system.
Pence Taps Hendrickson as Indiana DOT Commissioner After Browning Resigns
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence named Brandye Hendrickson as commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation on April 22, following Karl Browning's resignation that day as the department's CEO.
Maryland Highway Agency Chief Resigns
Melinda Peters has resigned as administrator of the Maryland State Highway Administration, the Baltimore Sun reported, a position that involved her in many committee activities at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
S. Carolina, Nebraska Governors Threaten Vetoes on Fuel Charge Bills in Legislatures
The governors of South Carolina and Nebraska are warning they will veto transportation funding bills that appear headed for passage in their legislatures, measures that rely on increases in motor fuel user charges.
W. Virginia Gets $5 Million in FHWA Funds to Aid Roads Hit by Floods, Landslides
The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing West Virginia $5 million in Federal Highway Administration emergency relief funds, to help with costs of repairing federal-aid roads struck by March floods and subsequent landslides.
Mississippi DOT Tackles Trash Challenges, Cites Economic Harm From Litter
The Mississippi Department of Transportation has launched an anti-litter program aimed at significantly reducing the amount of trash along the state's roadways.
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