September 3, 2015
The Coalition of Northeastern Governors is urging transportation leaders on Capitol Hill “to act quickly to ensure continuity and stability of the nation's highway, transit, rail and safety programs and the Highway Trust Fund.”
August 2, 2015
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July 31, 2015
A provision allowing liquefied natural gas and propane autogas to be taxed equally with diesel fuel by energy content was passed as part of the three-month highway bill patch.
July 16, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a highway and transportation bill that included a provision that would change how certain alternative fuels are taxed in relation to conventional fuels.
May 26, 2015
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.
May 19, 2015
The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a temporary extension of the highway bill that will fund transportation projects through July.
May 15, 2015
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.
May 14, 2015
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.
April 24, 2015
The American Trucking Associations remains committed to seeing a surface transportation package passed this year that will ensure a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund.
April 16, 2015
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House Thursday would index the current federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to inflation, raising $27.5 billion to ensure highway-infrastructure spending is funded for exactly 1.7 years.
April 15, 2015
More attention is being paid this week to legislating infrastructure funding as the expiration date on the current MAP-21 highway bill looms ever closer - not that deadlines mean much on Capitol Hill.
April 8, 2015
A team of six members of Congress led by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster crossed the state of Pennsylvania this week emphasizing the importance of a long-term transportation bill.
April 3, 2015
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.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that $500 million will be made available for surface-transportation projects under the TIGER competitive-grant program this year.
March 30, 2015
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.
March 17, 2015
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.
February 27, 2015
Lobbying by officials of State transportation departments can help get a long-term highway bill passed this year, say key U.S. Representatives and Senators at an annual Washington briefing presented by AASHTO.
February 18, 2015
Instead of doing the logical thing and raising the fuel tax, politicians have come up with just about every cockamamie scheme you can imagine.
February 12, 2015
Urgent need was the phrase most emphasized during the first hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure on reauthorizing the surface-transportation bill, which was held Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
December 23, 2014
The political slugfest over the 34-hour restart dominated the news from Washington, D.C., in the second half of 2014, but that obscure provision of the hours of service rule is not nearly as important as other developments during the year.
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