July 18, 2013 - Industry News
The House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, chaired by U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI), will hold a hearing next Tuesday regarding the current financial status of the Highway Trust Fund and its impact on federal surface transportation programs.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Infrastructure Funding
July 8, 2013 - Industry News
After the Pennsylvania state legislature failed to approve a plan to raise new money for bridge and road repairs, the state Department of Transportation says it will put lower weight limits on some of the state's bridges to try to extend their useful life.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Highways, Infrastructure Funding, Bridges
June 24, 2013 - Industry News
Would Americans favor additional taxes and fees to support the nation's transportation infrastructure? A variety of questions on that topic were posed to a sample of people in a nationwide survey.
Tags: Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding, Highways
June 17, 2013 - Industry News
A new report says despite some improvements in the past decade, a substantial number of U.S. bridges are still in poor condition. The report from the Government Accountability Office was in response to the May collapse of a bridge along Interstate 5 in Washington state.
Tags: Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, GAO, Bridge
May 22, 2013 - Industry News
Anthony Foxx was well received by the Senate Commerce Committee at his confirmation hearing Wednesday and there were no signs of resistance to his nomination as Secretary of Transportation.
Tags: Secretary of Transportation, Department of Transportation, Infrastructure Funding, Highway Infrastructure
There’s a new entrant in the field of ideas for how to pay for infrastructure investment. Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) is proposing a bill to provide $50 billion in loans and loan guarantees, financed by the sale of infrastructure bonds.
Tags: proposed legislation, Infrastructure Funding
May 13, 2013 - Industry News
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed legislation Monday raising billions of dollars for transportation that includes new taxes on fuel. They may go even higher depending on what happens to legislation on Capitol Hill.
Tags: fuel tax, Virginia, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax, Highways, Infrastructure Funding, I-95, Tolls
April 10, 2013 - Industry News
President Obama’s proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 drew harsh criticism from the American Trucking Associations and the Diesel Technology Forum. ATA took issue with the budget's infrastructure funding, while the Forum took aim at a cut in funding for emissions-reduction programs.
Tags: ATA, President Obama, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, DERA, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Emissions, Diesel, Diesel Technology Forum
There is a general recognition on Capitol Hill that Congress is going to have to come up with dedicated money, as opposed to financing or general funds, for the next highway program in October 2014.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, MAP-21, Taxes, Diesel Prices, Infrastructure Funding
February 21, 2013 - Industry News
Lawmakers in Wyoming have given final passage to legislation increasing the state tax on diesel and gasoline. Republican Governor Matt Meade is on record as supporting the 10 cents per gallon increase that would push state tax to 24 cents per gallon.
Tags: fuel tax, Infrastructure Funding
The White House is adding details to the “Fix-It-First” infrastructure program that President Obama unveiled in his State of the Union address.
Tags: fuel tax, MAP-21, Infrastructure Funding
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