In his address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28, President Trump called for a $1-trillion infusion of public and private investment to repair and expand the nation’s infrastructure. It was the first time the president indicated that public— not just private— financing would be needed to fund his infrastructure proposal.
March 1, 2017
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) has been selected by the House Republican Conference to again serve as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
December 6, 2016
The House-Senate conference committee charged with writing a compromise highway bill announced completion today of the FAST Act, a "fully funded five-year plan for surface transportation reauthorization.”
December 1, 2015
Congress has another two weeks to work on finishing up a highway bill, as President Obama Friday signed a bill extending federal transportation funding through Dec. 4. It was due to expire Friday night.
November 20, 2015
A bipartisan bill to extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 4 was introduced in the House Nov. 16.
November 16, 2015
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 6, 2015
Sen. Tom Carper contends all that’s needed to restore the Highway Trust Fund is to raise federal fuel taxes by four cents a year for four years and then index the rates to inflation from then on.
August 6, 2015
The House late Wednesday passed a short-term extension to keep federal highway funding going until October 29, right before members left on August recess, leaving the Senate to deal with before the looming Friday deadline.
July 29, 2015
It looks like Congress is going to kick the can down the road again when it comes to highway funding after what looked like a game of "chicken" in recent days.
July 29, 2015
UPDATED: An issue unrelated to transportation may keep the House from taking up the Senate's six-year highway bill. The clock is ticking as funds run out midnight Friday and the House is leaving for August recess.
July 27, 2015
The amendment's underlying bill was pulled from further consideration when it became snarled in an unrelated controversy over the Confederate flag.
July 16, 2015
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.
June 24, 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 16, 2015
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.
March 5, 2015
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.
February 3, 2015