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Lawmakers Should Pursue Vehicle Mileage Tax to Save Highway Trust Fund: Study

April 26, 2018 - in Financial, News

Lawmakers should pursue a vehicle-mileage tax to rescue the struggling Highway Trust Fund, a right-leaning think tank argues in a new study. The American Action Forum (AAF) makes the case for a mileage-based tax and provides other suggestions for a long-term…

U.S. Department of Transportation Launches BUILD Transportation Program, Announces $1.5 Billion Notice of Funding Opportunity

April 26, 2018 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1.5 billion in discretionary…

FHWA Notice Clears Way for State DOTs to Tap Full FAST Act 2018 Highway Funding

April 26, 2018 - in Financial, News

State departments of transportation finally have access to all of their scheduled federal highway program funds for fiscal 2018, after the Federal Highway…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $84 Million Funding Opportunity for Technologically Advanced Transit Buses

April 25, 2018 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the opportunity for its grantees to apply for up to $84.45 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program.…

U.S. Department of Transportation Launches BUILD Transportation Program, Announces $1.5 Billion Notice of Funding Opportunity

April 24, 2018 - in Featured, Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation…

Federal Highway Administration Makes Available $60 Million for Advanced Transportation Technologies Grants

April 20, 2018 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for states, cities and other agencies to compete for $60 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1 Billion in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

April 17, 2018 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 32 states, several U.S. territories and Federal Land Management Agencies…

Senior Senate Appropriator Collins Sounds Alarm on Highway Trust Fund

April 17, 2018 - in Featured, Financial

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who chairs the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees transportation programs, warned that the Trump administration's approach to project investment "fails to address the greatest threat to our nation's infrastructure, which…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $22.5 Million Grant for Commuter Rail Extension in San Rafael, California

April 11, 2018 - in Financial, News, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of a $22.5 million grant to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) for the San Rafael to Larkspur commuter rail extension.…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $43 Million Grant For Bus Rapid Transit Project in Everett, Washington

April 11, 2018 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of a $43.2 million grant to Community Transit of Everett, WA, for the Swift II (Green Line) Bus Rapid Transit Project. The Green…