Hard Facts is a podcast that examines the best way to pay for the nation’s transportation infrastructure. We explore money-saving tools available to planners and builders and the case for using them through interviews with members of Congress, the Administration, and industry.
EXCLUSIVE: Federal Highways Chief Bullish on 2020
EXCLUSIVE: FHWA Administrator Nicole Nason looks forward to working with Congress to finish a new surface reauthorization package in 2020.
A Gift from Congress
Just in time for the holidays, Congress and the President have restored a planned $7.6 billion cut in transportation funding, boosting confidence in federal spending for projects across the United States.
The Road Ahead
Are we on the road to nowhere, or is there hope for the future of surface transportation in America? Tanya Snyder, transportation reporter for Politico Pro stops by to discuss the policy challenges ahead for regulating rapidly evolving transportation technologies.
When the Levee Breaks
On this episode, we talk to Mark Ogden, technical specialist and project manager for the Association of State Dam Safety Officials about the current state of America’s aquatic infrastructure.
The Future of the Interstate
On this episode, Neil Pedersen, Executive Director of the Transportation Research Board, shares the details of TRB’s The Future Interstate Report: 10 Big Ideas for the 21st Century.
Reading Economic Tea Leaves
On this episode, Ed Sullivan, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist in the Market Intelligence Group for the Portland Cement Association, shares the details of his annual Fall forecast for the economy and cement consumption.