By Joy Esparsen It’s a busy autumn for our leaders in Washington, D.C. Among urgent tasks like raising the debt ceiling and funding the government, they are working on historic infrastructure legislation while also addressing economic recovery and climate change. These issues are complex and crosscutting. The transportation sector, for […]

Washington, D.C. — President Biden this week signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a momentous, bipartisan bill that will inject $1.2 trillion into fixing and improving U.S. roads, bridges, waterways, airports and other infrastructure systems, and reauthorizing surface transportation programs for the next five years. The policymakers who crafted […]

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced a notice of funding opportunity, making available nearly $362 million through its Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant program. CRISI funds projects that reduce congestion, improve short-line and regional railroad infrastructure, relocate rail lines, enhance multimodal connections and facilitate service integration between rail and […]

Former Republican and Democratic transportation leaders agree: California and the rest of the U.S. needs high-speed rail Past transportation secretaries Ray LaHood, Anthony Foxx, and Norman Mineta, who served under both Republican and Democratic presidential administrations, have underscored the need for the United States to build, and for California to […]

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