June 13, 2019

At the spring meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in Park City, UT, the Special Committee on U.S Route Numbering and the Council on Highways and Streets approved the addition and realignment of several bike routes to the U.S. Bicycle Route System or USBRS.

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June 13, 2019

By a vote of 29 to 21, the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations formally approved a fiscal year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies or THUD funding bill that would provide the U.S. Department of Transportation with a total budget of $86.6 billion; roughly $167 million abo...

February 26, 2018

​James Bass started his career at the Texas Department of Transportation as a part-time employee 33 years ago. Since then he’s moved through the ranks within the Financial Management Division—climbing in 2016, to the very top of the organization when he assumed the role of Executive Director. In this Two Minute State DOT Up...

February 26, 2018

​Innovation in Motion—is a new video series that highlights the many ways state departments of transportation are using technology and design to transform the way they do business. In this, the first episode-- you’ll see a first of its kind, virtual reality (VR) software program developed from the ground up by a team of exp...

January 23, 2018

President Trump urged Congress to bring back lawmaker-sponsored project "earmarks" and use them to build support for legislation, at a time his administration is weighing how and when to roll out a long-delayed infrastructure investment plan.

Trump made his earmark comments during a White House session with members of Congre...

September 22, 2017

The House and Senate is expected to extend the Federal Aviation Administration's authorization before it expires Sept. 30, and then soon turn to such issues as tax cuts and perhaps an infrastructure investment plan.

Lawmakers were reportedly largely agreed that they would approve another simple extension of the FAA by month'...

August 21, 2017

A top aide to President Trump told reporters Aug 15 that the administration plans to first pursue a tax reform plan in Congress this autumn, then turn to the long-promised infrastructure investment plan.

Gary Cohn, director of the president's National Economic Council, said the infrastructure plan would "come on the heels" o...

August 18, 2017

President Trump will not move forward with plans to form a 15-member Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure, various news agencies reported, citing comments by a White House official.

Among those reporting the news was the Wall Street Journal. "The President's Advisory Council on Infrastructure, which was still bein...

July 17, 2017

The group that represents state departments of transportation wants to see the USDOT increase the federal share of financing projects under TIFIA, the department's main infrastructure loan program, and "develop a simpler, faster and more reliable application process."

The American Association of State Highway and Transportat...

June 16, 2017

More than half of all House members, including majorities from both political parties, told the chamber's chief tax writers they want to come up with a way to head off the future insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund.

While their letter did not specifically endorse a gas tax increase or any other revenue option, it did ask le...

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