The House and Senate voted Dec. 7 to extend fiscal 2017 appropriations levels another two week to Dec. 22, avoiding a potential shutdown but preventing federal programs including those for highway projects tap into higher authorized levels for the fiscal 2018 that began Oct. 1.
As House and Senate conferees plan to begin negotiating to produce a final tax-cut bill both chambers can pass, the trade group representing state departments of transportation urged lawmakers to consider "the urgent need to address the nation's transportation investment crisis."
With an important regulatory deadline approaching Jan. 1 for state departments of transportation, transit agencies and metropolitan planning organizations to begin reporting on their performance management, industry groups jointly asked U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to delay the...
The American Association of Port Authorities is warning that tax bills approved by both the Senate and the House – which will now start negotiations on a final package – "each contain provisions that would reduce or curtail much-needed tax support for investments in America's infrastructure,...
Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said federal agencies have put together $227 million for a project to rehabilitate the iconic Arlington Memorial Bridge that spans the Potomac River and links Arlington, Va., with Washington, D.C.
Two agencies of the U.S. Department of Transportation announced their repeal of a requirement that certain trains hauling hazardous materials would have to deploy electronically controlled pneumatic brake systems on rail tank cars and locomotives, saying the mandate would impose costs out of...
Trucking management software provider EROAD said it will participate along the U.S. East Coast in the first multistate truck pilot program to explore the feasibility of collecting a mileage-based user fee to help pay for infrastructure needs.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation said a highway project contractor finished an $18 million project on Interstate 40 more than 10 months ahead of schedule, eliminating construction delays for an average of 22,000 vehicles that travel that stretch each day.
The Colorado Department of Transportation said work crews have completed rebuilding a section of Interstate 76 at US 85 northeast of Denver, in an area with a "high accident history" including several truck rollover crashes.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has implemented a new traffic-lane management system it calls "Flex Route" that for the first time allows MDOT to direct motorists to use the inside highway shoulder during high-capacity periods.
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission authorized contracts to launch projects next spring that will complete two long-planned improvements in Oklahoma City, one for the downtown area and the other for the SH 74 corridor in the city's northwest.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation said it has made it easier for motorists to contact roadside assistance crews, through a new feature on its 511 mobile device application.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is encouraging travelers to use an Internet-based travel planning tool called Ride Match, which it said provides statewide information on public, private and nonprofit travel options for seniors, individuals with disabilities and anyone else traveling...
The District of Columbia chapter of WTS International, an organization that advocates for advancing women in the transportation industry, presented AASHTO Executive Director Bud Wright with its Secretary Ray LaHood award during a Dec. 5 ceremony.
AASHTO has released for sale through its Bookstore the eighth edition of its widely used "LRFD Bridge Design Specifications."
The association will participate in the "Careers in Motion Networking Fair" Jan. 7 that is scheduled as part of the Transportation Research Board's 2018 annual meeting that week.
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