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Latest Federal Highway Administration Items
  • KIRKPATRICK: Highway Trust Fund helps drive our rural economies

    Let's face it: Infrastructure isn't sexy. It's often overlooked and underappreciated until something crumbles. But in the small towns and tribal communities of rural Arizona, our daily lives won't let us forget the importance of infrastructure. It's at the core of our struggle for decent roads, better broadband access, and reliable water and energy supplies.

  • Traffic begins to back up at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge near Annapolis over the Labor Day weekend last year. More than 900,000 D.C.-area residents are expected to travel over the Independence Day weekend. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Signs of hypocrisy

    Over the past several years, the federal government has poured millions of tax dollars into digital signs that inform drivers of highway traffic conditions. These multimillion-dollar efforts are styled as "intelligent transportation systems," which is a fancy term jurisdictions use to claim they're relieving congestion when, in reality, they just tell you that you're stuck. Businesses that want to use the same technology to get the local economy moving are often told to take a hike.

  • Joe Scott says his Global Positioning System software helps warn drivers of about speed traps and red-light cameras, such as the one at Michigan Avenue at Trinity, or the Third Street tunnel to Interstate 395. Mr. Scott says his software will "help GPS owners to legally avoid unjust traffic tickets." (Peter Lockley/The Washington Times)

    EDITORIAL: Stop for green week

    Whenever government tries to scare you with statistics, it's a good idea to hold on to your wallet. Through Aug. 8, local governments will bandy about threatening numbers as part of the "National Stop on Red Week," an event that purportedly encourages better driving habits at intersections. In reality, the idea is to pick your pocket by promoting red-light cameras.

  • 73,694 bridges in U.S. 'deficient'

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 70,000 bridges across the country are rated structurally deficient like the span that collapsed in Minneapolis, and engineers estimate repairing them all would take at least a generation and cost more than $188 billion.

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