Government, Safety, Fuel

Reason Foundation: North Dakota Tops Highway Performance List; New Jersey Ranks Last

Vehicles travel on road in North Dakota Trucks travel down SH200-85 in McKenzie County, N.D. (Tim Evanson-Flickr)

North Dakota’s infrastructure, congestion levels and safety record propelled the state to the top spot in a recent report that chronicled the performance of highway systems nationwide.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 3, 2019

176 House Members Urge Tax Committee to Fix Highway Trust Fund

WASHINGTON — Lobbying on behalf of infrastructure funding proponents on May 18 appears to have paid off as 70 additional members of the U.S. House have signed a letter urging the tax policy committee to ensure the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 19, 2017

More Than 100 Members of Congress Call for Highway Trust Fund Fix

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

With more than 100 colleagues joining him in urging the tax policy committee to ensure the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund this year, the leader of the subcommittee on highways is continuing to push for sustainable funding for infrastructure projects as Congress turns its attention to reforming tax policy.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 11, 2017
Government, Business

Top Highway Authorizers Call for Trust Fund’s Long-Term Fix

Office of Rep. Sam Graves

An overhaul of tax policy should include a long-term solution for the Highway Trust Fund, the top authorizers of highway projects plan to say to their tax policy counterparts.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 17, 2017

Highway Fatalities in 2016 Highest in 10 Years

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade. The national numbers erased improvements made during the Great Recession and economic recovery, according to the Associated Press, citing data from the National Safety Council.

Thomas Gnau | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
February 16, 2017

State, Federal Officials to Meet About Removal of 'I Love NY' Highway Signs

Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau will meet with New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matt Driscoll next month to discuss a plan for taking down the more than 500 “I Love NY” tourism signs erected throughout the state, a spokesman for the federal agency said Nov. 28.

Lisa Irizarry | Newsday
November 29, 2016
Government, Business

Election Key to Road Funds

When Americans cast their ballots for president and members of Congress, they also will help to determine the outlook for the country’s highway funding that is so critical to freight movement.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 8, 2016

Clinton, Trump Implored to Secure Road Funding

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

America’s next president needs to advance a long-term funding plan to modernize infrastructure and freight corridors to guarantee economic growth for the coming years, industry stakeholders said.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 17, 2016
Government, Business

Long-Term Highway Funding Fix Achievable Before FAST Act Expires, Says Rep. Sam Graves

Graves courtesy of ARTBA

The chairman of the subcommittee on highways in the House said he is optimistic Congress will agree on a long-term funding fix for infrastructure projects before a highway law expires in 2020.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 28, 2016
Business, Government

Trucking Airs Concerns to House Panel; HOS Restart, Highway Funding Top List

House Transportation Committee

Truckers and other transportation stakeholders last week voiced a variety of regulatory, infrastructure and funding concerns to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 26, 2016