On May 12, 2014, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released the text of the proposed MAP-21 Reauthorization Act. AASHTO has released a summary of this legislation. Overall, the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act provides a total of $265 billion for highway programs over six years and continues the core program structure put in place in […]
The US Department of Transportation has released a fact sheet with an overview of the freight initiatives in the Obama Administration’s proposed Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America (GROW AMERICA) Act. The freight-focused portion of this legislation aims to “make critical investments to help […]
The Mid-America Freight Coalition recently submitted a set of recommendations to the FHWA regarding the proposed designation of the Primary Freight Network (PFN). View the MAFC PFN comments.
The US Department of Transportation has approved the increase of the federally funded share to 95 percent on the I-465/I-65 Interchange project in Indianapolis, Indiana. The I-465/I-65 interchange is critical to freight movement in the Indianapolis region. The interchange currently serves more than 110,000 vehicles per day, of which nearly 19,000 are trucks. The project involves […]
Indiana received an increase in federal freight funding for a critical freight project, the US 31 Hamilton County Improvement Project. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today approved increasing the federally-funded share for the U.S. 31 Hamilton County Improvement Project in Indiana to 90 percent. The 90 percent match represents about a $23 million increase over […]
In a report released today, AASHTO makes the case for greater investment in the marine infrastructure system of the United States. “The Waterborne Freight Transportation Bottom Line Report identifies threats to the future of the Marine Transportation System and offers a number of key findings and action alternatives. The action alternatives include the creation of […]
The Iowa DOT recently released a brochure that strongly advocates for increased investment in the infrastructure of the US inland waterway system. For more information, you can download the complete brochure.
Public Input Session May 29, 2013 US DOT Headquarters 12:30-4:30pm EDT The US DOT is holding a public input session for the Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Study (CTSW) that is required by MAP-21 (section 32801). The Study will evaluate and compare the differences between trucks loaded at or below current federal truck size and […]
The National Governors Association has released a statement of principles and a Letter to Congress regarding the reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act (S. 601).
The US Department of Transportation is holding a series of webinars that focus on the FY2013 TIGER application process. These webinars are available free of charge, but space is limited and advance registration is required. TIGER 2013 Application Preparation Guidance Seminar (May 3, 2013, 2:00–3:00pm EDT) TIGER 2013 Benefit Cost Analysis Guidance Seminar (May 6, […]