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Buttigieg Confirmed as Transportation Secretary
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

Traffic Congestion Costs Americans $166 Billion Annually

Traffic Congestion Costs Americans $166 Billion Annually

Texas A&M Transportation Institute recently published its 2019 Urban Mobility report and the picture it paints is of an urban gridlock issue that has only been getting worse each year and costing Americans billions of dollars.

August 23, 2019

Senate Bill Touted as Largest Highway Legislation in History
Trucking Groups Take Their Priorities to House Transportation Committee
Federal Judge Dismisses Challenge of Rhode Island Truck Tolls
Trump Pitches Infrastructure in State of Union, But No New Details
Government Report Calls for 20-Year Fix of Interstate Highways

Government Report Calls for 20-Year Fix of Interstate Highways

A congressionally mandated report finds the future of the Interstate Highway System so at risk that it recommends that drastic action should be taken over a period of years-- including hiking federal fuel taxes and allowing tolling and per-mile-charges on more interstate routes.

December 6, 2018

Rep. Shuster Drafts Massive Infrastructure Plan

Rep. Shuster Drafts Massive Infrastructure Plan

The “discussion draft” of a wide-ranging infrastructure plan just released by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster is receiving a warm welcome from stakeholder groups, but there’s no guarantee it will be hammered into law.

July 24, 2018

DOT Lists Highway Projects to Receive $1.5 Billion in Grants

DOT Lists Highway Projects to Receive $1.5 Billion in Grants

The Department of Transportation has notified transportation-related committees of Congress which projects it has selected to receive approximately $1.5 billion in grant funding under the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program.

June 6, 2018

ATA Urges Action from Congress on Infrastructure Plan
Trucking, Highway Groups Pan Trump Infrastructure Plan

Trucking, Highway Groups Pan Trump Infrastructure Plan

Reaction by trucking and highway interest lobbies to the full reveal of President Trump’s gargantuan infrastructure plan essentially mirror views the groups expressed last month, when some of its contents were leaked and when the plan’s funding goal was ratcheted up in the State of the Union address.

February 13, 2018

Trump Infrastructure Funding Plan Faces Uphill Climb

Trump Infrastructure Funding Plan Faces Uphill Climb

Getting President Trump’s infrastructure plan through Congress may make the actual fixing of America’s crumbling highways (and the rest of its subpar infrastructure) a mere walk in the park, says HDT Executive Editor David Cullen in this news analysis.

February 12, 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