FAST Act Extended for One Year

Oct. 1, 2020 –  The Senate approved a one-year extension for the FAST Act, the current surface transportation authorization law, which was set to expire on Sept. 30. The highway program provision was attached to a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through Dec. 11. The House approved the CR last week. President Trump signed the measure. The FAST Act extension includes $13.6 billion…

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TRIP: Traffic Congestion Hampers Long Island, N.Y., Roads

The high level of traffic congestion on Long Island hampers the region’s economic competitiveness and impacts quality of life in the area, according to a new report released by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. The report, “Keeping Long Island Mobile: Accomplishments and Challenges in Improving Accessibility on Long Island to Support Quality of Life and a Strong Economy,” examines…

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Letter Calls on Congress to Make ‘Turn-Key’ Transportation Deal

On Sept. 9, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) along with 87 other organizations co-signed a letter to Congressional leadership calling for a one-year “turn-key” extension of current surface transportation funding legislation with the addition of emergency funding for state departments of transportation and public transit agencies.

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NAPA Leads Highways Drive America Campaign

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced it is leading the 11 member associations of the Highway Materials Group (HMG) in the launch of “Highways Drive America,” a social media campaign designed to raise awareness about the critical need to fund highway infrastructure as a way to stimulate the nation’s return to work and the economy’s recovery in the wake…

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TRIP: Maryland Interstate System a Mess

The rate of congestion, travel volume and pavement deterioration on Maryland’s Interstate Highway System are among the highest in the nation, according to a new report released by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. The report, “Restoring Maryland’s Interstate Highway System: Meeting Maryland’s Transportation Needs with a Reliable, Safe & Well-Maintained National Highway Network,” looks at the use, condition and…

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California Congestion, Road Conditions in Need of Investment

According to a report released by TRIP – Restoring the Interstate Highway System: Meeting America’s Transportation Needs with a Reliable, Safe & Well-Maintained National Highway Network – in California, 86% of urban Interstate highways are considered congested during peak hours, the greatest share in the country. Vehicle travel on California’s Interstates increased 17% from 2000 to 2018. Eight percent of…

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