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Congress passes Highway Trust Fund patch; Obama signs

Brian Ethridge - Aug 12, 2014

Congress passes Highway Trust Fund patch; Obama signs

Just hours after the House turned down the Senate's highway funding bill, Congress has passed a $10.8 billion bill to fund the Highway Trust Fund. Without the temporary patch, the HTF would have run dry in the next month or ...

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Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

Tom Jackson - Aug 08, 2014

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

For the last half-century gas and diesel taxes collected at the pump have been the primary source of funding for almost all our highway infrastructure. But Congress hasn’t  increased the gas tax or adjusted it for inflation since 1992. Anti-tax advocates ...

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House votes down Senate’s highway bill, sets up must-act situation for Senate

Brian Ethridge - Jul 31, 2014

House votes down Senate’s highway bill, sets up must-act situation for Senate

The Senate now must choose Friday whether to accept the House’s 10-month highway funding patch or allow the Highway Trust Fund to go bankrupt, which would be construction projects around the country at risk, along with an estimated 700,000 jobs. The ...

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Death rates may speed up highway funding

Brian Ethridge - Jul 11, 2014

Death rates may speed up highway funding

If Congress thinks it can take its time creating a new highway funding plan, it may be forced to think again. A recent report shows America’s rural roads have significant deficiencies and high fatality rates. The report indicates deaths on ...

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10 States in dire need of Highway Trust Fund

Brian Ethridge - Jul 11, 2014

10 States in dire need of Highway Trust Fund

The end of the federal Highway Trust Fund appeared imminent until recently and transportation officials from throughout the United States were panicking. Congress hadn’t been close on a new funding plan until Thursday afternoon when the House Ways and Means ...

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Foxx: Highway Trust Fund ‘on track to bounce checks before FY 2015’

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 21, 2014

Foxx: Highway Trust Fund ‘on track to bounce checks before FY 2015’

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday warned that the Highway Trust Fund is expected to “bounce checks” starting this summer if Congress fails to come up with a funding solution. At a Chamber of Commerce Transportation Infrastructure Summit in Washington, D.C., ...

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Where, oh where can that road money be?

Staff Report - Nov 06, 2013

Where, oh where can that road money be?

A Congress that cannot pass a budget or even agree not to default on loans is not a group that will ever solve the impending road-funding crisis. As that reality has penetrated even the most naïve ranks of road professionals, ...

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Lawmakers discuss Leo Frigo Bridge, truck weight limits

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 08, 2013

Lawmakers discuss Leo Frigo Bridge, truck weight limits

Last month’s Leo Frigo Bridge closure, caused by reports of the bridge sagging, has sparked further debate about truck weight regulations. Heavy truck opponents are pushing for stricter weight restrictions on bridges, while supporters look to increase weight limits, Politico reported ...

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DOT to remain operational if government shuts down

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 27, 2013

DOT to remain operational if government shuts down

The Senate is set to vote Friday on a resolution that could halt a federal government shutdown, according to a report from Politico, but the operation of the U.S. Department of Transportation would not be in jeopardy either way. Though a government ...

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“I’m Stuck” users from all 50 states urge U.S. lawmakers to take action for transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 29, 2013

“I’m Stuck” users from all 50 states urge U.S. lawmakers to take action for transportation

When Congress reconvenes on September 9, U.S. lawmakers can expect to come back to more than 2,000 messages from Americans urging them to take action to repair the nation’s transportation network. “Congress can expect to return from their summer vacation to ...

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“I’m Stuck” app nears 10,000 downloads, sends more than 1,000 emails to lawmakers

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 07, 2013

“I’m Stuck” app nears 10,000 downloads, sends more than 1,000 emails to lawmakers

Building America’s Future (BAF) on Tuesday announced that the “I’m Stuck” app it developed has reached nearly 10,000 downloads and has sent more than 1,000 messages to lawmakers urging them to invest in transportation. Marcia Hale, president of BAF, said in ...

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$54 billion DOT budget fails in Senate, House pulls $44.1 billion DOT spending bill

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 02, 2013

$54 billion DOT budget fails in Senate, House pulls $44.1 billion DOT spending bill

A proposed $54 billion spending bill for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development failed in the Senate Thursday, according to a report from ABC News. The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill needed 60 votes to pass, ...

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