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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

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

Sen. Fischer Floats Quick-Fix Highway Funding Proposal
DOT Awards Nearly $800 Million for Transportation Infrastructure Projects
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

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

Highway Bill in Home Stretch

Highway Bill in Home Stretch

The highway bill passed by the House on Nov. 5 and the highway bill passed by the Senate in July are headed to a conference committee charged with working out any differences between the two measures.

November 6, 2015

House Passes Highway Bill

House Passes Highway Bill

The House of Representatives has passed its version of a highway bill— voting for it 363-64 in overwhelming bipartisan fashion.

November 5, 2015

Senate Rubber-Stamps Highway Bill Patch

Senate Rubber-Stamps Highway Bill Patch

Just a day before current funding was set to expire, the Senate on Oct. 28 approved by voice vote the short highway-bill extension that had been passed by the House a day earlier.

October 29, 2015

House Approves Highway-Bill Patch

House Approves Highway-Bill Patch

Playing beat the clock, the House of Representatives today approved by voice vote a three-week extension of transportation funding.

October 27, 2015

Highway Bill Patch Could Derail Over Train Safety Measure

Highway Bill Patch Could Derail Over Train Safety Measure

The latest proposed extension of federal highway funding includes a provision to delay a mandate for automatic-braking equipment on trains that could turn passing the measure into a game of political football.

October 26, 2015

House Committee Approves Long-Term Highway Bill

House Committee Approves Long-Term Highway Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved its version of a long-term highway bill, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763).

October 22, 2015

Shuster Maps Passage of Highway Bill

Shuster Maps Passage of Highway Bill

The Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure laid out the long and winding road ahead for passage of a multi-year highway bill by both chambers of Congress.

October 19, 2015

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