US Transportation Policy

09 Feb 2016
The White House’s $4.1 trillion budget proposal unveiled Tuesday once again falls far short of the targets set by legislation President Obama, himself, signed less than two years ago.
02 Feb 2016
U.S. lawmakers are looking into a new way to streamline how the federal government appropriates funds for port development projects, yoking together authorization and appropriation.
14 Jan 2016
An analysis of federal data by the American Trucking Associations shows the truck-related fatality rate dropped in 2014 for the second straight year, and is 40 percent lower than it was a decade ago, despite increased travel by truckers and motorists on U.S. highways.
01 Jan 2016
This year, the U.S. transportation industry will receive the first funding from some $205 billion allocated for highway and $48 billion allocated for transit projects, and approximately $10.8 billion in grants for freight projects allocated over the next five years, the largest allocation over the longest period of time in nearly a decade.
16 Dec 2015
Congress is set to give U.S. ports and cash-strapped states in need of freight project funding an early Christmas gift via an omnibus appropriations bill expected to be sent to President Obama later this week.
04 Dec 2015
The passage of a U.S. highway bill on Friday not only provide dedicated funding for freight projects but will update a freight strategy and network to go beyond the nation’s highways and look at rail and port connections.
01 Dec 2015
U.S. lawmakers are on track to pass a fully funded five-year plan for surface transportation reauthorization with $10.8 billion in grants for freight projects.
22 Nov 2015
Transportation stakeholders received something to celebrate this year as 44 percent of the new $500 million round of the Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program went to projects dedicated to moving freight.
05 Nov 2015
A year after acrimonious labor negotiations snarled traffic at U.S. West Coast ports, lawmakers have unveiled draft legislation that could trigger federal intervention to head off future slowdowns.
05 Nov 2015
U.S. lawmakers took a serious step closer to a multi-year highway funding bill Thursday after the House of Representatives passed a six-year, $325 billion bill.
29 Oct 2015
U.S. infrastructure projects focused on improving freight movement got more backing from the federal government in the latest round of a popular grant program.
05 Oct 2015
U.S. lawmakers may have avoided a government shutdown last week, but the temporary funding bill that bought Congress 10 more weeks has left important port construction projects and ports’ access to federal grants in peril, according to the top U.S. port lobby.