Elaine Chao told senators she believes the Trump administration will support more federal funding for infrastructure as well as private financing, and said after she takes office as transportation secretary for President Trump an executive "task force" will work with Congress to develop an...
Over three Jan. 10 sessions at the Transportation Research Board's 2017 annual meeting, chief executives from state departments of transportation discussed the growing demand for multimodal projects, the kinds of problems that most concern CEOs and challenges for women heading the agencies in a...
The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Donohue, called for national policymakers to "seize the opportunity" to make major improvements in transportation and other infrastructure, and to include a sustainable revenue source for federal transportation programs.
The Federal Highway Administration on Jan. 9 issued a draft of its final rule that sets performance measures for how state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations assess travel reliability on the national highway system, freight movement on interstate highways, and...
In the draft version of a new final rule, the Federal Highway Administration said it was establishing measures for state departments of transportation to use to assess the condition of pavements and bridges on the National Highway System, including on- and off-ramps connected to that system.
Noting that trafficking in people is being reported across the nation, the Mississippi Department of Transportation said it has joined various agencies to recognize January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and to highlight the work of its enforcement officers to try to detect such cases.
The U.S. Department of Transportation said it has committed to pay out $1.07 billion over nine years to help fund the Chicago Transit Authority's first phase of a modernization of the Red and Purple rapid rail transit lines.
The Environmental Protection Agency said it awarded grants totaling $1,975,000 to support three marine vessel repowering and surface vehicle replacement projects in Connecticut and Massachusetts that will reduce diesel emissions.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the names Jan. 11 of members of a new advisory committee on automation across a number of travel modes, and said the panel will hold its first meeting on Jan. 16.
The Federal Highway Administration is taking nominations through Feb. 23 for members to serve on a new "motorcycle advisory council," a panel required by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act to help advise the administrator on infrastructure issues of concern to motorcycle...
The fiscal oversight board of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority approved a reported $28.4 million contract to outsource its warehousing operations to Virginia-based Management Consulting, saying that should generate $64 million in savings while speeding delivery of parts to repair...
A $1.5 billion bonding bill that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith introduced this month would direct more than $200 million toward jobs-producing transportation projects, the officials said.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation said it has implemented a new tool for residents to renew their motor vehicle registrations, by installing self-service terminals at a Bismarck mall, a highway travel center and in the Motor Vehicle office in the NDDOT Transportation Building.
A new Transportation TV video explains what is in an updated "Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware," which the association is selling through the AASHTO Bookstore.
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