Highway Bill

1  -  20  of  40

November 16, 2015

House Floating Another Highway Patch

A bipartisan bill to extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 4 was introduced in the House Nov. 16.

November 11, 2015

Senate Motion Urges No Twin 33s in Highway Bill

The Senate has approved a bipartisan motion that instructs Senate conferees to the highway bill to oppose the inclusion of a provision that would allow 33-foot long double trailers to operate on highways regardless of state laws.

November 6, 2015

Highway Bill in Home Stretch

The highway bill passed by the House on Nov. 5 and the highway bill passed by the Senate in July are headed to a conference committee charged with working out any differences between the two measures.

November 5, 2015

House Passes Highway Bill

The House of Representatives has passed its version of a highway bill— voting for it 363-64 in overwhelming bipartisan fashion.

November 4, 2015

Truck Weight-Limit Hike Rejected by House

An amendment that would have liberalized truck-weight limits was rejected on Nov. 3 by a vote of 187-236 during floor consideration of the highway bill by the House of Representatives.

November 3, 2015

Amendment Aims to Thwart Threat to Smaller Carriers

An amendment would allow motor carriers that have not been rated by FMCSA to meet safety-eligibility requirements spelled out by the “Interim Hiring Standard” within the proposed long-term highway bill.

October 29, 2015

Senate Rubber-Stamps Highway Bill Patch

Just a day before current funding was set to expire, the Senate on Oct. 28 approved by voice vote the short highway-bill extension that had been passed by the House a day earlier.

October 25, 2015

Could House Highway Bill Hurt Smaller Fleets?

A letter signed by eight businesses and associations that together represent over 9,500 motor carriers, brokers and shippers has been sent to the House opposing a section of the long-term highway bill because it “could cripple small-business truckers.”

October 15, 2015

House to Mark Up Highway Bill — At Last

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has finally scheduled a hearing to mark up its version of a long-term highway funding bill for Oct. 22 – seven days before the current short-term patch authorizing spending on transportation runs out.

September 25, 2015

House Speaker Boehner to Step Down Next Month

Speaker of the House John Boehner will resign from Congress effective October 30, according to published news reports.

September 9, 2015

Good News on Trust Fund Is Not Necessarily Good News for Highway Bill

Transportation-policy consultant Ken Orski argues in his latest Innovation NewsBrief update that the urgency to pass a long-term highway bill has “largely vanished” thanks to the Dept. of Transportation revealing that the Highway Trust Fund isn’t in imminent danger of running dry.

September 8, 2015

How Long Will Congress Keep Highway Bill on Back Burner?

The Capitol Hill recess is finally over and trucking can hope that during their weeks away from Capitol Hill, every Member of Congress heard earfuls from constituents about the abysmal condition of roads and bridges in their home states and districts.

September 3, 2015

Governors Push for Long-Term Highway Bill

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

Highway Bill and The Sausage Factory

It's not a family-friendly flick or a Wes Craven slasher coming to a theater near you...

July 31, 2015

Alt Fuel Excise Tax to Be Based on Energy Equivalent

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

Highway Bill Would Equalize Taxes of Alternative Fuels

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

Highway Patch Bill Sent to President Obama

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

House Passes Two-Month Highway Patch

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a temporary extension of the highway bill that will fund transportation projects through July.

May 15, 2015

Committee Chairmen Propose Their Own Funding Patch

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

Senators Float Midsummer Highway Bill Patch

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.



We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.



The expert, Mark Betner from CITGO, will answer your questions

View All



The expert, Rence Oliphant from Hendrickson, will answer your questions

View All