November 29, 2021

Transportation Headlines

Mayors scramble for face time with Buttigieg with billions of infrastructure dollars at stake
McClatchy DC Bureau – Nov 29
With hundreds of billions of dollars in federal grants up for grabs under the infrastructure law President Joe Biden signed this month, mayors from Sacramento to Miami-Dade are anxiously seeking face time with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, a former mayor who could green-light their pet projects. Read More…

NCDOT is building highway bridges for wildlife as well as humans
News & Observer – Nov, 27, 2021
The N.C. Department of Transportation is building a bridge on Interstate 40 that is one of the first in the state to take into account the needs of bears and elk. The bridge will carry I-40 over Cold Springs Creek and Harmon Den Road near the Tennessee state line in the narrow, winding Pigeon River Gorge. Read More…

Advocates see pilot program to address inequalities from highways as crucial first step
The Hill – Nov 26
Advocates across the country say the recently signed $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law does not include enough money to address inequalities made worse by previous highway construction, but they see it as something they can build on. Read More…

North Dakota, Virginia, Missouri, Kentucky, and North Carolina have the most cost-effective highway systems
Reason Foundation – Nov 18, 2021
The Reason Foundation’s Annual Highway Report measures the condition and cost-effectiveness of state-controlled highways in 13 categories, including urban and rural pavement condition, deficient bridges, traffic fatalities, spending per mile, and administrative costs per mile of highway. Read More…