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House Committee Approves Long-Term Highway Bill
House Committee Approves Long-Term Highway Bill

October 22, 2015
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved its version of a long-term highway bill, the Surface Transportation...

Shuster Maps Passage of Highway Bill
Shuster Maps Passage of Highway Bill

October 19, 2015
The Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure laid out the long and winding road ahead for passage of a multi-year highway bill by both...

House Highway Bill Promises Trucking Reforms
House Highway Bill Promises Trucking Reforms

October 19, 2015
New long-term measure would hide CSA scores, launch an under-21 CDL pilot program and allow hair-testing for drug-testing truck drivers.

House to Mark Up Highway Bill — At Last
House to Mark Up Highway Bill — At Last

October 15, 2015
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...

Private Fleets Back Higher Truck Weight Limit
Private Fleets Back Higher Truck Weight Limit

October 9, 2015
The National Private Truck Council is now throwing its own weight behind the legislative effort to allow individual states to increase the federal vehicle...

House Speaker Boehner to Step Down Next Month
House Speaker Boehner to Step Down Next Month

September 25, 2015
Speaker of the House John Boehner will resign from Congress effective October 30, according to published news reports.

Obama Administration Moves to Speed Up Infrastructure Projects
Obama Administration Moves to Speed Up Infrastructure Projects

September 24, 2015
The White House has issued new guidelines to Federal agencies to help accelerate the review and approval of infrastructure projects.

TCA: Weight-Reform Bill Would Up Equipment Costs
TCA: Weight-Reform Bill Would Up Equipment Costs

September 17, 2015
The Truckload Carriers Association has come out strongly against legislation that would enable individual states to raise the GCW limit for trucks operating...

Bill Would Up Truck Weight Limit to 91,000 Pounds
Bill Would Up Truck Weight Limit to 91,000 Pounds

September 10, 2015
A bill that would allow individual states to increase the federal vehicle weight limit to 91,000 pounds for tractor-trailers equipped with a sixth axle has...

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

September 9, 2015
Transportation-policy consultant Ken Orski argues in his latest Innovation NewsBrief update that the urgency to pass a long-term highway bill has “largely...