City Leaders Back Biden in Controversy Over Infrastructure Spending

Local transportation officials praised the administration’s focus on how public works dollars could further environmental and social goals, despite pushback from state DOTs and Republicans.

The Strict Drunk Driving Law That Could Become a Model for Other States

A study found that Utah’s lower 0.05% blood alcohol level reduced traffic deaths but beverage industry critics say the law showed negligible results.

Revamping Mobility With a Renewed Focus on Communities

COMMENTARY | As cities move back to pre-pandemic lifestyles, government and industry must come together and drive mobility toward a more sustainable and equitable future.

Biden Administration Outlines Plans for National EV Charging Network

Federal officials detailed how they expect states to spend $5 billion from the new infrastructure law to place electric vehicle chargers along key interstate highways.

Michigan Moves Ahead With Electric Vehicle Charging Road Project

The inductive charging technology, which will power electric vehicles as they drive over it, will be installed under a one-mile stretch of road in Detroit.

Why Expanding Amtrak Service to More States Could be Tough

A federal watchdog report warns that the railroad should improve its relationship with states where it already operates before adding new service.

How to Jump-Start Cycling Infrastructure Improvements

The Final Mile program successfully encouraged rapid expansion of local cycling networks in five cities, according to a new report that includes recommendations for policymakers.

White House Releases Guidebook for Infrastructure Law

It's meant to help state and local officials better understand the programs available under the $1.2 trillion package.

Buttigieg Tries to Reassure GOP Governors on Infrastructure Dollars

The transportation secretary said the Biden administration will weigh liberal priorities in awarding funding, but that it will take into account other factors as well.

Feds Open Application Process for $1.5B in Transportation Grants

The money is available under the Transportation Department's popular RAISE program and can go towards a variety of projects involving streets, transit and other infrastructure.

Feds Announce Sweeping Plan to Reduce Surging Traffic Deaths

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg called for drastically reducing deadly crashes, but much of the heavy lifting for the department's new initiative will fall on states and localities.

Infrastructure Update: State DOTs Join In Criticism of Biden Administration Plan for Road Funds

The influential American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials told the federal government it should be “supporting states” rather than creating new processes to manage them.

Can AI-powered Congestion Pricing Improve Transportation Equity?

New research suggests big data and machine learning can create an equitable approach to tolling and improve traffic congestion.

Infrastructure Update: $6B Federal Bridge Funding Boost Arrives for Small Localities

With thousands of city and county bridges in “poor condition,” local leaders say “It’s about time.”

Are Venmo and PayPal the Future of Turnpike Tolling?

The use of physical money is less and less these days, and one state senator wants to help the Pennsylvania Turnpike keep up with the times.

Transportation Secretary Pushes for Government Support for Vehicle Innovation

Pete Buttigieg doubled down on the government's role in fostering a strong environment for emerging tech like electric cars and buses and automated vehicles. 

How Governments Can Prevent Highway Snow Disasters

Transportation experts recommend ways for averting a weather fiasco like the one that shutdown Interstate 95 in Virginia, trapping thousands of motorists in their vehicles for more than a day.

Infrastructure Update: Adding E-bikes to Municipal Fleets

In Minneapolis, a city agency purchased four electric-assist bikes to help employees get around on the job. Departments in other cities have also been experimenting with the bikes.

Infrastructure Update: Feds Stake Out Priorities for Highway Dollars

The Biden administration is moving to put its stamp on road funding that's going to states under the new infrastructure law.

Don’t Forget Driver Behavior, Highway Safety Advocates Plead

A prominent group of state road safety officials urged fellow advocates to focus on changing driver behavior—not just improving infrastructure—to fight a recent surge in traffic deaths.

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