August 13, 2019

The Oregon Department of Transportation launched a public outreach campaign on Aug. 6 that will run through 2020 to educate residents about transportation funding and the need for new ways to pay for the state’s roads and bridges.

Dubbed “Keep Oregon Connected” and funded in part with a federal grant, the campaign seeks to e...

August 13, 2019

States are being encouraged to submit applications for the last two years of a grant program designed to test “alternative revenue mechanisms” built upon a user-fee structure to maintain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.

A Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Surface Transportation System Funding Alternative...

July 1, 2019

The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety this week held a hearing exploring the adoption of technology by transportation agencies and the private sector, and the effects those technologies have on the surface transportation network.

Subcommittee Chair Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) opened the hearing explaining th...

June 18, 2019

Concern over the drastic depletion of the Highway Trust Fund became a key topic of discussion during a June 12 hearing held by the House of Representatives’ Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

“The Highway Trust Fund – the primary source of federal revenue for highway projects, safety progra...

June 18, 2019

The Federal Highway Administration published a Notice of Funding Opportunity on June 12 for states, cities, and others to compete for $60 million in new Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment or ATCMTD grants that aim to support the development of new technologies for improving transportat...

June 18, 2019

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., and other members of California’s House of Representatives delegation introduced H.R. 3193 on June 11, known as the “Transportation Emergency Relief Funds Availability Act,” to extend the regulatory deadline from two to six years for using highway and transit construction funds awarded through...

June 18, 2019

The leadership of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works – Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman, and Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., ranking member – are the latest members of Congress to call for the repeal of Section 1438 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation or FAST Act that would rescind $7.6 billion in...

June 13, 2019

President Donald Trump signed into law H.R. 2157 – the “Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019” – on June 6 that provides $19.1 billion to cover recovery and other costsassociated with a series of catastrophic disasters that have struck the United States over the past three years.

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May 15, 2019

A panel discussion hosted by the American Council of Engineering Companies at its annual legislative summit in Washington, D.C., focused on several key infrastructure challenges, especially in terms of funding sources and finding enough workers to meet construction demand.

“There is an appetite in Congress to spend mone...

May 15, 2019

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Council on Public Transportation recently published its 37th annual Survey of State Funding of Public Transportation, which offers a snap shot of state-by-state investments in public transit.

Available from the AASHTO Store by clicking here, the survey ch...

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