August 7, 2017

WASHINGTON — The future of driving could be more tolls or new taxes based on exactly how far you drive.

The I-95 Corridor Coalition, a group whose membership includes transportation agencies from Florida to Maine, is moving forward with new testing in Delaware and Pennsylvania of a system that would charge drivers based on t...

Ocean cargo carriers are anxious for change.

A series of market trends over the past decade have led to a historic trough for many companies. Since 2015, the world’s most prominent carriers have suffered from depressed freight rates, industry-wide overcapacity and two years of declining profits.

It’s not because of a lack of...

When I was young, family fun usually involved a trip on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Everyone -- my mother and father and the four kids -- would pack into our station wagon with the faux-wood paneling on the side and drive through the turnpike’s tunnels. Our favorite was always Ray’s Hill. My dad’s name was Ray, and the famil...

August 1, 2017

Like a growing number of cities, Austin, Texas, is getting ready for the arrival of autonomous vehicles. On any given afternoon, self-driving test models can be seen darting along a Formula One race track. More than 500 electric vehicle charging stations are already spread throughout the city. (Autonomous cars are expected...

Federal Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said that President Donald Trump's plans to privatize the nation's air traffic control system are crucial to modernizing future air transportation.

The Republican and wife of GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke to a lunch crowd Friday at the Brown Hotel in Louisville...

July 18, 2017

As the Trump administration continues to work on its promised $1-trillion infrastructure investment plan, it is expected to recommend increasing funds for the long-standing federal Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program, which provides low-interest loans to help finance a range of transport...

July 17, 2017

A House panel approved legislation on Tuesday evening that would cut funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) by over half a billion dollars.

The House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation, housing and urban development advanced a spending bill to provide $17.8 billion in discretionary funding fo...

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...

Despite the legislative session being one of the most contentious in recent memory, homebuilders and cities managed to agree on a bill limiting local tree ordinances. But Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed the bill and called for statewide repeal of tree ordinances in the special session that begins Tuesday.

Based on past incidents, on...

Last month, paddlers in New York state floated their kayaks and canoes in the Erie Canal to celebrate the waterway’s 200th birthday. Workers first dug their shovels into the ground to start the construction of the ditch in 1817. Eight years later, over 300 miles opened for business, making it one of America’s first big gift...

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