Motor vehicle traffic on U.S. roads increased 1.5 percent in year-over-year comparisons or by an additional 15.2 billion miles driven in the first four months of 2017. That's following a record year for traffic volume in 2016, the Federal Highway Administration reported.
Two major U.S. manufacturing groups have separately urged Congress and the Trump administration to take strong actions to dramatically improve entire networks of U.S. transportation facilities and other vital infrastructure.
A coalition of mostly off-highway business interests have joined with the travel plaza industry group NATSO in urging House and Senate leaders to oppose efforts to commercialize interstate highway rest areas as Congress considers infrastructure legislation.
Both the House and Senate authorizing committees have new bills to consider that would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration and retain many current programs including the Essential Air Service program that subsidizes commercial air travel for smaller, rural airports.
Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., led a bipartisan group from that chamber in a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to highlight their concerns with a proposal in President Trump's 2018 budget plan to eliminate most of the Essential Air Service program.
President Trump announced his intention to nominate former Rear Admiral Mark Buzby to be administrator of the Maritime Administration, making him the first Trump nominee to head one of the modal agencies at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The Federal Transit Administration said it has notified the 30 states where rail transit systems operate that federal law requires they establish an FTA-certified State Safety Oversight program by April 15, 2019, but is urging states to submit their paperwork a year in advance to assure they clear...
The Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration said it was awarding a $1.9 million grant to the Upton, Wyo., Economic Development Board build a railroad track needed to support a railcar cleaning and repair facility at the Upton Logistics Park.
West Virginia legislators passed a package of transportation funding measures that could set the stage for the state to make billions of dollars in additional project investments.
Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry joined Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert and state legislators for a ground-breaking ceremony to launch a $500 million Interstate 16/I-75 Interchange project that is part of a larger regional freight trucking route.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation is distributing $35.4 million in state funding for aviation improvement projects at 11 airports across the state, following their approval by the Board of Transportation.
When a section of highway began to sink as the soil weakened beneath it, the Nevada Department of Transportation had to inject an underground stabilizing agent before it could repair the road surface.
Beginning this fall, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said, students enrolled in an automotive or diesel technology program with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System "can apply to gain paid, hands-on experience with local Department of Highways maintenance...
"Sweltering summertime temperatures signal it's time for road salt deliveries," the Minnesota Department of Transportation said, as it acts now to prepare for winter material needs.
AASHTO has released a June update to its widely used "Materials Standards" publication, the second of three 2017 updates following the first in April and another to come in August.
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