June 6, 2020
  • 12:57 pm House T&I Releases Five-Year $494B Surface Transportation Bill
  • 12:56 pm EPW Hearing: Infrastructure Vital to Recovery, Social Equity
  • 12:55 pm Truckers Support Immediate Transportation Funding Infusion at Senate Hearing
  • 12:46 pm ETAP Podcast: Minnesota DOT’s Margaret Anderson Kelliher
  • 12:44 pm Executive Order Seeks to Speed Up Infrastructure Investments

The U.S. Senate voted to approve a more than $154 billion “minibus” funding bill – H.R. 6147 – on Aug. 1 by a vote of 92 to 6; a bill that wrapped together four separate spending bills into a single package, including the fiscal year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development or THUD bill approved […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency are seeking to “freeze” light vehicle fuel economy standards via a new rulemaking effort, according to a joint proposal issued Aug. 1. The agencies plan to “lay out” eight options for a single national fuel-economy standard for model years 2021 through 2026, with USDOT and […]

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Photo: Vice President Mike Pence As part of a daylong “cybersecurity summit” held by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on July 31 in New York City, Vice President Mike Pence stressed in a speech that “America’s digital infrastructure is under constant cyberattack” and that “our digital foes are targeting every facet of our society,” […]

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State department of transportation executives participated in a three-hour, 10-mile long “mobile workshop” on July 17 led by the Washington State DOT, the City of Spokane, and transportation technology firm Iteris during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ 2018 Joint Policy Committee in Spokane, Washington. The workshop, which explored strategies for increasing […]

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Outgoing Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Penn., released a 108-page “infrastructure proposal” on July 23 that he hopes can serve as a “discussion draft” that is intended to “further the national conversation about the current state of America’s infrastructure and highlight some of the major roadblocks to funding and improving our transportation network.” In a three-page “vision […]

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The broad infrastructure proposal unveiled July 23 on Capitol Hill by Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Penn., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, also serves to underscore a long-running debate over how to return the Highway Trust Fund to solvency. “The HTF is in serious trouble,” he noted in the “vision statement” that accompanied his […]

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Oft-delayed legislation sponsored by Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota, designed to promote broader adoption of connected-autonomous vehicles or CAVs, may be attached to an updated version of the Senate’s Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill – an effort that is encountering pushback from a number of safety advocacy organizations. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and […]

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Roger Millar, secretary of the Washington Department of Transportation, sees many challenges ahead for state DOTs – especially as pressure on existing capacity keeps rising while the funding required to keep the state’s transportation network ship-shape continues to shrink. “We like to talk about traffic congestion as an issue, but it is actually a symptom […]

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Katie Thomson, a former Obama-administration U.S. Department of Transportation official who now serves as vice president and general counsel for Amazon’s transportation and logistics operations, offered her perspective on some of the future transportation challenges and opportunities facing America during a speech at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2018 Joint Policy […]

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The expansion of e-commerce activity is changing delivery methods and freight patterns, which is adding “complexity” to the design of transportation networks, according to Leslie Richards, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. “Freight transportation is a major public policy issue and one that is becoming more visible to the general public,” she noted in […]

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