House hearing to assess U.S. freight-rail industry since deregulation

The House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials will hold a hearing on Wednesday on the state of the U.S. freight rail industry since it was deregulated in 1980. The meeting, titled “The 35th Anniversary of the Staggers Rail Act: Railroad Deregulation Past, Present, and Future,”  will be led by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) and is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. EDT in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Read More »

WSDOT seeks public input on Community Engagement Plan

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said on Friday that it is seeking public input on a plan to help boost accountability on decisions, increase understanding, and improve public access to information and decision making. The WSDOT Community Engagement Plan will be used as a guide on how the agency should deal with partners, stakeholders, Native American tribes, communities and the public in planning, project and service delivery, maintenance and operations. Read More »

AASHTO official draws accolades after nomination to FHWA post

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) congratulated Greg Nadeau, its deputy administrator, on Monday after he was nominated to become administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). AASHTO Executive Director Bud Wright said President Obama made an excellent choice in nominating Nadeau, a former Department of Transportation executive and "a longtime transportation leader." Read More »