$1B in emergency road and bridge funds awarded

Roads & Bridges » The Federal Highway Administration on Friday announced more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief funds to help 32 states, several U.S. territories and Federal Land Management Agencies repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events. At approximately $263.7 million, more than a fourth of the total amount provided will be used to repair damages caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

2018-04-17T12:35:16+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Federal Programs, Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News|

Feds award $212 million to help California recover from 2017 wildfires

The Press Democrat » California’s long-term recovery from last year’s devastating wildfires is getting a $212 million boost from the federal government, housing officials announced Tuesday. The grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will help disaster-affected counties in the state rebuild homes, businesses and infrastructure.

2018-04-18T09:09:44+00:00 April 10th, 2018|California, Federal Programs, Trump & Infrastructure, Urban|

Mich. governor pushes increase to federal gas tax

Detroit Free Press » Snyder, a Republican who is under fire along with state lawmakers over the shape of Michigan’s roads, said the state has taken steps to increase road funding and can do more, but it’s also time for the federal government to step up.

2018-03-23T14:26:30+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Fuel Tax, Michigan|

Drivers would pay tax on miles traveled under lawmaker’s plan

Miami Herald » While exact plans for such a tax remain vague, the fees could be calculated based on odometer checks, GPS devices, cellular technology or radio-frequency identification devices that would track how far a vehicle travels and charge drivers accordingly.

2018-03-09T11:37:06+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Road Usage Charge, Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News|

Utah House Passes Bill Giving Transportation Commission More Freedom to Toll

Transport Topics » Senate Bill 71 passed by a vote of 49-21, authorizing the transportation commission to establish tolling systems even on existing highways. Previously the group only had authority to set up tolls on new road projects.

2018-03-06T14:52:36+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Tolling, Utah|
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