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Fed pilot could give local workers advantage in transportation projects

The year-long pilot is proposed as an experiment under FHWA’s “Special Experimental Project No. 14” and FTA experimental authorities, provisions made possible by Congress to allow the agencies leeway in finding new and more effective means of building, maintaining and managing federal transportation projects.

LaHood named co-chair at Building America's Future

Serving alongside fellow co-chairs former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, will help lead bipartisan coalition committed to raising awareness about the need to invest in U.S. roads, bridges, airports, rails and ports.

Poll: 3 of 4 Americans want more public transit options

Two out of three support government investment to expand and improve public transportation and twice as many people favor new transit — buses, trains and light rail — rather than new highways as the best way to solve America’s traffic woes.