Connecticut budget deal adds billions for transportation

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said Sunday that his office and legislative leaders reached a budget agreement on funding the largest investment in transportation in the state's history. The agreement will ensure a $2.8 billion increase over the next five years for infrastructure. The increase, combined with planned capital spending and federal aid, will mean approximately $10 billion will be used in the next five years to make repairs and enhancements to the state's transportation infrastructu Read More »

Alaska getting $2 million in federal funds for emergency highway repair

Alaska will receive $2 million in emergency relief funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration to help repair the flood-damaged Dalton Highway, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday. The funding will be welcome news to the people and businesses around Fairbanks that rely on the impaired highway for transportation. Read More »

GE Capital launches fuel-card program aimed at OTC trucking industry

GE Capital Transportation Finance launched a new fuel-card services program on Monday that is specially tailored to over-the-road trucking (OTR) companies and fleets. The new card program will be accepted at many of the truck stops across the U.S. WEX, Inc., a top provider of corporate payment solutions, based in South Portland, Maine, will administer the program. Read More »

Nevada finishes post-earthquake bridge inspections, finds them safe

Staff from the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) said on Monday that they concluded their bridge inspections after an earthquake that occurred recently in Caliente, Nevada, and found no bridges that were unfit for travel. The staff spent 160 hours inspecting the bridges located within a 50-mile radius of the earthquake’s epicenter. The earthquake measured at least a 5.0 magnitude. Read More »

Alaska’s budget impasse might elicit major transportation infrastructure cuts

Alaska’s Legislature is gripped in a budget deadlock that may produce major consequences for the state’s public service sectors -- especially the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s administration has told all public sectors to prepare for cuts to services and employees in case the Legislature can’t pass a budget in time for the July 1 start of the fiscal year. Read More »

Texas governor signs transportation bills

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed two bills into law on Tuesday in Dallas that aim to improve the state's transportation infrastructure and ensure commerce and commuters keep on moving on Texas roads. During the ceremony, which overlooked an ongoing road construction project, Abbott discussed how investing in transportation infrastructure is crucial to the region, emphasizing the number of transportation infrastructure investments made during this legislative session. Read More »

WashPIRG calls for rejection of Wash. House and Senate-backed transportation spending plan

WashPIRG is calling on Washington state lawmakers to reject a $15 billion, 16-year transportation plan that the grass-roots public interest research group finds wasteful and unjustified. Both proposed packages, SB 5987 and SB 5988, increase taxes and borrowing to pay overwhelmingly for highway expansions, said WashPIRG Executive Director Bruce Speight. Read More »