Officials representing state departments of transportation, industry groups and labor urged Congress to infuse the Highway Trust Fund with sustainable new revenues, and to make additional major investments in transportation infrastructure.
A new spate of natural disasters in the form of wildfires has left at least 31 people dead in northern California, disrupted transportation there and added to the nation's growing cost of infrastructure repairs.
The Federal Highway Administration awarded $15.5 million in grants under its "Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives" program to six state departments of transportation that are exploring new ways to fund highway and bridge projects.
The governors of seven states in the West – Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming – announced they had signed an agreement to create a regional electric vehicle corridor for travel on their interstate highways.
In a new economic report spurred by proposals to eliminate federal funding for Amtrak's long-distance passenger trains, the National Association of Railroad Passengers argues that such action would hurt many communities in the nation's heartland.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said 37,461 people lost their lives on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6 percent from 2015.
West Virginia voters on Oct. 7 approved a measure authorizing the state to issue $1.6 billion in bonds for road projects over four years, with half of the total to be issued this year.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation, along with Gov. David Ige and the Federal Highway Administration, celebrated completion Oct. 10 of a major project to modernize and add capacity to the east-west Daniel K. Inouye Highway on the island of Hawaii.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is telling motorists to prepare to squeeze into one eastbound lane for up to 13 days on a heavily traveled part of Interstate 70 near the Ohio border, as construction crews replace an aging bridge at the Indiana Route 121 overpass.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Oct. 11 that Minnesota has become the second of 30 states to receive Federal Transit Administration certification as required by law for its program to provide state safety oversight of rail transit operations.
Officials from the Arizona Department of Transportation and other agencies captured and relocated about 120 foot-long chuckwalla desert lizards as part of its 22-mile South Mountain Freeway project in southwest Phoenix.
When the Wyoming Department of Transportation needed to decommission a few of its "Welcome to Wyoming" highway signs, it chose to gauge public interest in buying them.
AASHTO is taking applications through Oct. 27 to hire a manager of information technology, a position to be located in its Washington, D.C., offices.
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