June 26, 2015 - Industry News
Before heading out the door on June 26 for an 11-day Congressional recess, the Republican majority in the Senate flexed its political muscle to move forward an array of legislative efforts widely favored if not outright lobbied for by trucking stakeholders.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Truck Size/Weight, Highway Funding, ELD, Speed Limiter, 34-Hour Restart, CSA, FMCSA
June 24, 2015 - Industry News
A bipartisan effort by four key Senators led the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on June 24 to recommend that the full Senate consider a six-year bill that calls for spending $350 billion on surface-transportation infrastructure.
Tags: Highway Funding, Legislation, U.S. Congress, Elected Leaders
June 17, 2015 - Industry News
In testimony Wednesday, transportation stakeholders pressed the House Committee on Ways & Means to quickly and finally figure out how to fix the nation’s broken highway-funding system.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding
The Trucking Alliance is urging the Senate to reject riders to the funding bill that “would compromise truck safety” by reducing funding for certain truck-safety programs and for infrastructure improvements.
Tags: Driver Safety, Highway Safety, Highway Funding
June 1, 2015 - Industry News
The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 was signed into law on Friday by President Obama extending funding through July 31.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund
May 26, 2015 - Industry News
With a voice vote on Saturday, the U.S. Senate approved the two-month extension of the highway bill that was passed by the House of Representatives last Tuesday. The legislation now awaits the expected signature of President Obama.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill, Legislation
May 20, 2015 - Industry News
Peter DeFazio and 19 Committee Democrats have introduced the Obama Administration’s GROW AMERICA Act as a long-term surface transportation funding measure.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Legislation
May 15, 2015 - Industry News
Rep. Bill Shuster and Rep. Paul Ryan released a joint statement about their own proposal to extend spending authority for the Highway Trust Fund through the end of July.
Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Highway Bill
May 14, 2015 - Industry News
With one week left to pass a short-term funding extension two key Democratic lawmakers have introduced a measure to extend the authorization of surface transportation programs into this July.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highway Bill
May 13, 2015 - Industry News
The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $55-billion spending bill that includes a provision to allow 33-foot long double trailers on Interstate and other highways— regardless of state laws.
Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Trailers, 34-Hour Restart, Insurance
May 12, 2015 - Industry News
The ATA is urging Congress to quickly adopt a short-term measure to keep the Highway Trust Fund afloat to help ensure that a comprehensive long-term highway bill gets passed in this calendar year.
Tags: ATA, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, American Trucking Associations
May 5, 2015 - Industry News
New bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate could help bridge the highway funding gap by expanding the use of tax-exempt bonds and implementing a new tax credit to help state and local governments pay for infrastructure projects.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Infrastructure Funding
May 4, 2015 - Industry News
Twenty-three States spent around $1.1 billion from October 2014 to mid-April 2015 to pre-treat, plow, or spread chemicals and other materials on roads to keep them open and safe this winter.
Tags: Road Salt, Snow Plow, Highway Funding, Winter
April 30, 2015 - Industry News
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, has strongly indicated that there’s no way around applying another short-term patch to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, 34-Hour Restart, Restart Study
April 3, 2015 - Industry News
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has signaled that he does not oppose Congress applying a short-term fix to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent before it runs out entirely this summer.
Tags: Anthony Foxx, Highway Bill, DOT, Highway Funding
March 30, 2015 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation today officially announced its $478-billion, six-year transportation reauthorization proposal with just two months left until the current surface-transportation legislation expires.
Tags: DOT, Highway Funding, Highway Bill, Capitol Hill, Repatriation
March 19, 2015 - Industry News
Speaking to reporters yesterday, House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster argued that both Congress and President Obama lack the political will to increase federal fuel taxes to pay for funding the next highway bill.
Tags: Fuel Tax, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund
March 18, 2015 - Industry News
As state governments seek the best avenues to fund their highway infrastructure spending this year, many governors and legislators are looking closely at where making changes to motor-vehicle fuel taxation may get them.
Tags: Fuel Tax, Highway Funding
March 17, 2015 - Industry News
Roads and bridges may be local projects, but there’s no getting around their funding being planned and executed on a national scale. That message was driven home today in testimony by three representatives of key stakeholder groups before the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Surface Transportation, Highway Bill, Devolution
March 12, 2015 - Industry News
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association is floating a detailed “political solution” that it contends would “permanently resolve the issue of [using] short-term fixes” to fund future investments in highway/bridge and transit capital projects.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Highway Construction, Capitol Hill
March 5, 2015 - Industry News
While Capitol Hill may yet again slap an eleventh-hour cold patch on the highway-funding gap, state governments are moving ever more quickly and innovatively to put their infrastructure spending in order.
Tags: U.S. Congress, Highway Funding, Taxes, Tolls, State Legislation
February 3, 2015 - Industry News
A “Budget Highlights” document issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation details how the $478 billion apportioned for spending on surface-transportation infrastructure over the next six years would be put to work.
Tags: Budget, Highway Funding, U.S. Congress, President Obama
February 2, 2015 - Industry News
President Obama has proposed $478 billion in spending on transportation infrastructure over the next six years in his $4 trillion budget proposal.
Tags: Highway Funding, President Obama, U.S. Congress
January 28, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee has launched its effort to draft a new highway bill with vows to work out political differences in order to restore the health of the nation’s infrastructure.
Tags: Congress, Senate, Highway Funding, Highways, Legislation
January 21, 2015 - Industry News
President Obama used his State of the Union address to repeat his call to reform corporate taxes and spend some of the proceeds on a long-term highway bill.
Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, President Obama, ATA
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