Infrastructure

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January 13, 2017

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 11, 2017

New Group Advocates for Modern Transportation Infrastructure Solutions

A group of American shippers, carriers and retailers have launched the Americans for Modern Transportation coalition, advocating for improved transportation infrastructure and policy that will reflect the needs of modern businesses and consumers.

January 6, 2017

Michigan Approves Higher Truck Speed Limit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed new legislation that could increase speed limits on certain roadways and includes an increase for commercial trucks.

November 9, 2016

ATA Congratulates President-Elect Trump

The American Trucking Associations has congratulated President-elect Donald Trump on his victory in the 2016 presidential election.

November 7, 2016

DOT to Set Up Alternative-Fuel Corridors

The U.S. Department of Transportation is establishing a network of 55 alternative fueling and charging corridors for electric, natural gas, hydrogen, and propane fuel vehicles.

November 7, 2016

Nearly a Third of Major Urban Roads in Poor Condition

Urban road conditions in major metropolitan areas are in terrible shape and could deteriorate further as traffic increases and transportation remains underfunded

June 21, 2016

Earthquakes, Highways and Washington State

As if we didn't have enough to worry about when it comes to our crumbling infrastructure and how it holds up to everyday traffic, in Washington State they're asking the question: What happens if there's a major earthquake? Deborah Lockridge has more in her All That's Trucking blog.

June 10, 2016

States Agree to Remove 'Friction' From I-10 Corridor

Transportation leaders from California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico have created a coalition supporting innovation along the Interstate 10 corridor to improve the safety and efficiency of the vital transportation route.

May 12, 2016

Trade Coalition CAGTC Elects New Chairman

The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors has elected Tim Lovain, who represents the State of Washington to the Coalition, as its third Chairman.

February 19, 2016

Nearly 59,000 Bridges Listed as Structurally Deficient

There are still 58,500 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S., according to a review of the 2015 National Bridge Inventory database conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.

September 29, 2015

DOT Details New Transportation Investment Center

The Department of Transportation has unveiled specifics about its Build America Transportation Investment Center, which aims to ease the “procedural, permitting, and financial barriers to increased infrastructure investment and development.”

September 24, 2015

Obama Administration Moves to Speed Up Infrastructure Projects

The White House has issued new guidelines to Federal agencies to help accelerate the review and approval of infrastructure projects.

September 11, 2015

Red Tape’s Huge Impact on Cost of Infrastructure Projects

Delays caused by securing approval for infrastructure projects cost the U.S. more than twice what it would cost to fix the infrastructure itself, according to a new report released by Common Good.

April 8, 2015

Transportation Committee Stresses Long-Term Solution On Roadshow

A team of six members of Congress led by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster crossed the state of Pennsylvania this week emphasizing the importance of a long-term transportation bill.

March 10, 2015

Beyond Traffic

By the year 2045, will U.S. transportation be fossil or fantastic? HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge lookds at a new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

January 9, 2015

Highway Funding and the Death of Common Sense

This week, the price of crude oil dipped below $50 a barrel and gasoline prices averaged a little over $2 a gallon. It's the perfect time to do the common-sense thing and raise the federal fuel tax, says Deborah Lockridge in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

October 30, 2014

Congress Lacks Vision to Support Infrastructure, LaHood Says

The Erie Canal, Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Interstate Highway System – all were built by men of vision, but today Congress lacks enough such people to rebuild America’s worn and aging infrastructure, said former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, calling for a 10-cent-a-gallon increase in the fuel tax.

September 24, 2014

Manufacturers Call for Infrastructure Investment

A new study by the National Association of Manufacturers puts forward the case for infrastructure investment as a stimulus for economic growth. Long-term investment will increase employment and grow Gross Domestic Product by 1.3% over the next five years and almost 3% over the next 15 years, according to the study.

July 16, 2014

Freight Advisory Committee Makes Recommendations to U.S. DOT

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx received a report this week from the Department of Transportation’s National Freight Advisory Committee making 81 recommendations to improve the performance of the nation’s freight transportation system.

July 16, 2014

President Touts Smart Highways and Vehicles in Infrastructure Push

Tuesday, President Obama took a quick trip across the Potomac to visit the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, a facility in McLean, Virginia, that focuses on highway technologies that help make driving safer and smarter.

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