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Transportation Committees Prep New Waterways Bill

January 19, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Congressional transportation policymakers recently announced plans to kick off consideration of legislation aimed at improving the country’s transportation waterways. An update of the Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA, would pave the way for the approval of billions of dollars […]


Infrastructure

DOT Dedicates $27 Billion to Bridge Repairs Nationwide

January 14, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Department of Transportation is allocating $26.5 billion for repairs to bridges around the country in what the White House is calling the nation’s largest investment in bridges since the creation of the interstate highway system. The Bridge Replacement, […]


Infrastructure

Roads cost New York motorists $28B annually, report says

January 14, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

New York motorists lose $28 billion statewide annually because of deteriorated and congested roads and bridges and a lack of some desirable safety features, according to a recent report by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation research nonprofit. Losses average […]


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Benchmark DOE diesel price reverses course, heads higher

January 10, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

After seven weeks of decreases, the Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration average retail diesel price moved higher this week. Its price, effective Monday, is $3.657 a gallon, an increase of 4.4 cents from the prior week. The seven-week decline had […]


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Infrastructure money: ‘Informed risks’ to help guide rollout

January 10, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

With an unprecedented $567 billion it will be receiving from the new bipartisan infrastructure law — much of it to help unclog supply chain bottlenecks — the U.S. Department of Transportation is girding itself for the increased scrutiny it expects […]


Infrastructure

Senate Keeps Social Infrastructure Budget on Radar

January 6, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Federal lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill this month to resume consideration of President Joe Biden’s social infrastructure budget as the White House continues to respond to a national supply chain crisis. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), aiming to advance […]


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States Raise Tolls in Response to Budget Issues

January 6, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

In an effort to avert financial shortfalls for highway programs due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of states have raised their tolls for cars and trucks, effective Jan. 1. Those tolling authorities announcing increases include states with heavy freight […]


Infrastructure

2021: Year of the $1 Trillion Infrastructure Law

December 17, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A long-awaited federal bill that will fund upgrades to the nation’s highway infrastructure was finalized during 2021, the culmination of tough legislative effort and a welcome outcome for trucking. After nearly a year of negotiations, Congress passed a $1 trillion […]


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District DOT announces preferred design for Connecticut Avenue project

December 17, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) recently announced its selection for the preferred redesign concept for the Connecticut Avenue NW project. The project will remove the reversible rush-hour lanes and add one-way, protected bicycle lanes on the east and west […]


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House Transportation Policymakers Recommend Additional Pipeline Security

December 2, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The leaders of the transportation committee in the U.S. House of Representatives pressed federal agencies to continue their robust response and review of cybersecurity operations months after a cyberattack disrupted a major petroleum pipeline. At a hearing of the Transportation […]