States Divided on Setting Targets for Curbing Highway Emissions

A proposal from the Biden administration is drawing backlash from Republican states who criticize it as federal overreach.

Connected Vehicle Tech Shows Signs of Improving School Bus Efficiency

Buses that get priority at stoplights can save time, boost fuel efficiency and enhance student safety, based on the results of a recent pilot program.

How Cities are Deciding Where Electric Vehicle Chargers Should Go

Places where street parking is the norm and residential driveways are rare face unique challenges when it comes to making sure drivers can plug in their cars.

As Electric Vehicles Shrink Gas Tax Revenue, More States May Tax Mileage

This year, legislators in at least eight states debated mileage taxes on drivers of electric vehicles.

New Help Available for Underserved Places Applying for Federal Grants

The Thriving Communities Program aims to offer assistance to localities that might struggle to compete for funding in areas like housing and transportation.

A Major City Moves to Ban Right Turns on Red

It would be the first to do so in the U.S. in over 80 years. But other places are looking at similar restrictions to improve street safety.

Feds Open More Funding for Diesel School Bus Phase-out

The decision comes as demand far surpassed funding available this year for an initiative that aims to transition school buses to electric models and other options with lower emissions.

How a School’s ‘Bike Bus’ Won Over Students and Charmed the Internet

Nearly 200 kids in Portland, Oregon join a weekly bicycle ride to school, instead of relying on buses or drop-offs. The fun-spirited, pedal-powered convoys have drawn nationwide attention and the teacher behind them says they have many benefits.

Daytime Electric Vehicle Charging at Work Could Cut Costs

COMMENTARY | "With less home charging and more daytime charging, the western U.S. would need less generating capacity and storage," says one of the authors of a new study.

House Republicans Slam Buttigieg Over Infrastructure Law Rollout

They say the Transportation Department is flouting Congress with how it is managing programs funded by the $1.2 trillion package.

As Self-Driving Cars Hit the Streets, New Equity Concerns Emerge

States and localities will have a key role in ensuring vulnerable communities aren’t harmed by the new transportation technology, or miss out on its benefits.

The Emerging Concerns Over the Infrastructure Law Rollout

State and local leaders are happy to have the money. But state transportation officials are flagging issues they’re worried about, as Republican lawmakers chafe over Biden administration rules.

One County’s Solution to Controversial Confederate Road Names: Switch to Numbers

But dissenters argue it’s all part of a plot to erase their Confederate heroes from history.

One City's Proposed E-Scooter Ultimatum: No Sidewalks or No Scooting

The new plan under consideration in San Francisco would require all of the transportation devices to have anti-sidewalk technology or to stop operation.

States Partner With Hopes of Becoming Hubs for Hydrogen Fuel

Hydrogen could serve as an alternative way to power vehicles and there’s money in the infrastructure law to give it a boost.

Deaths From Traffic Crashes Finally Show Signs of Slowing Down

Fatalities on U.S. roadways fell in early 2022 for the first time in almost two years.

How State Laws Pose a Roadblock for One of Biden’s Infrastructure Goals

Many states have rules that favor drivers and highway projects despite pushes for alternative transportation, according to a new report.

Feds Prepare to Open New $500M Program for Transportation Tech

States and localities are among those eligible for the grants, which are aimed at funding projects focused on innovations like autonomous vehicles and roadside sensors.

Electric Vehicle Charger Plans in 35 States Approved by White House

It's a key step in unlocking $5 billion available for installing thousands of charging stations on highways around the country.

26 Freight Projects Selected To Share $1.5B of Infrastructure Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation revealed the funding recipients on Thursday. Millions of dollars will go to cover costs like expanding truck parking, bridge and highway improvements and an interstate teardown.

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