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House Approves Infrastructure Bill, Includes EV Funding
Pete Buttigieg to Get DOT Secretary Nomination

Pete Buttigieg to Get DOT Secretary Nomination

President-Elect Joe Biden is planning to nominate former presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg to head the transportation department, according to published reports.

December 15, 2020

Caltrans to Use Existing Fleet for Road Repairs

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) doesn’t plan on purchasing any additional vehicles for its fleet, despite its goal to hire 2,000 employees in the next few years for transportation infrastructure repair.

April 10, 2018

Trump's Call for More Infrastructure Spending Scant on Funding Details
Trump's DOT Retools Infrastructure Grant Program

Trump's DOT Retools Infrastructure Grant Program

The Department of Transportation has retooled the federal Fastlane infrastructure grant program to better align with the Trump administration’s goals of using more public-private partnerships.

June 30, 2017

House Members Push for Long-Term Fix for Highway Trust Fund
Nonpartisan Group Gives Feedback on Infrastructure Reform

Nonpartisan Group Gives Feedback on Infrastructure Reform

In a detailed report, the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board made recommendations for improving America’s roads and bridges, including private investment, user fees, technology and more.

May 31, 2017

Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Aims to Fund Projects Through Loans
Trump Comments on Fuel Taxes for Highway Infrastructure

Trump Comments on Fuel Taxes for Highway Infrastructure

A comment by President Trump in an interview has led to widespread reporting that the president would consider raising fuel taxes to help pay for infrastructure. His press secretary later emphasized that the comments did not indicate support for such a strategy.

May 1, 2017

Infrastructure Group Slams Trump on Erasing TIGER Grants
Civil Engineers Issue Harsh Report on State of Infrastructure

Civil Engineers Issue Harsh Report on State of Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers has once again assigned a barely passing grade of “D+” to the nation’s overall infrastructure and an even more parsimonious “D” to our road network. Bridges, though, fared a bit better— scoring a “C+.”

March 9, 2017

DOT Report Reveals $926 Billion Infrastructure Need

DOT Report Reveals $926 Billion Infrastructure Need

The nation’s highway and transit systems need to overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog, according to a new report on the state of America’s transportation infrastructure commissioned by the Department of Transportation.

January 13, 2017

America’s Highways Turn 60, Need Major Facelift

America’s Highways Turn 60, Need Major Facelift

As the U.S. Interstate Highway system turns 60, it is in dire need of repairs and improvements – and that will require a substantial increase in funding for the long-term, says a new report.

June 28, 2016

Highway Users Rank America's Worst 50 Traffic Bottlenecks
Two More Weeks for Congress to Work on Highway Bill

Two More Weeks for Congress to Work on Highway Bill

Congress has another two weeks to work on finishing up a highway bill, as President Obama Friday signed a bill extending federal transportation funding through Dec. 4. It was due to expire Friday night.

November 20, 2015

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