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New Hampshire gas tax to rise 4.2 cents in July

Amanda Bayhi - May 21, 2014

New Hampshire gas tax to rise 4.2 cents in July

New Hampshire can expect a 4.2-cent gas tax increase this summer, after the state’s governor signed a new bill to raise more money for transportation. Gov. Maggie Hassan on Tuesday signed SB 37, a bill that would raise the state’s gas ...

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TIGER applications far outnumber available funding

Amanda Bayhi - May 16, 2014

TIGER applications far outnumber available funding

Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant applications outnumber available funding for the program by nearly $9 billion, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced on Thursday. Applications for TIGER grants for fiscal year 2014 totaled $9.5 billion -- 15 times more than ...

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Senate EPW approves 6-year highway bill; funding questions linger

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2014

Senate EPW approves 6-year highway bill; funding questions linger

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved a six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill Thursday morning. Related: President Obama brings focus to highway bill during National Transportation Week Top committee members Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), committee chairman; David Vitter (R-La.), committee ranking ...

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DOT continues to project Highway Trust Fund shortfall in August

Amanda Bayhi - May 14, 2014

DOT continues to project Highway Trust Fund shortfall in August

The U.S. Department of Transportation maintains its projection that the Highway Trust Fund will shortfall in August, according to the latest update of the agency’s Highway Trust Fund Ticker. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx introduced the Ticker in January. It is designed ...

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President Obama brings focus to highway bill during National Transportation Week

Amanda Bayhi - May 12, 2014

President Obama brings focus to highway bill during National Transportation Week

The White House announced on Friday that May 11-17 is National Transportation Week and May 16 is National Defense Transportation Day. The announcement comes as Infrastructure Week begins, bringing several conferences, roundtables, educational seminars and other infrastructure-related events to Washington, D.C. Related: ...

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Infrastructure jobs can boost U.S. employment; highway funding push continues

Amanda Bayhi - May 09, 2014

Infrastructure jobs can boost U.S. employment; highway funding push continues

Buzz about infrastructure investment continues today as a number of reports and statements are released. The Brookings Institution released a report today on infrastructure employment, and earlier this week AAA pushed for a gas tax hike, 50 Chambers of Commerce urged ...

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House Appropriations panel approves THUD bill; DOT Chief Foxx reiterates repercussions of Highway Trust Fund insolvency

Amanda Bayhi - May 08, 2014

House Appropriations panel approves THUD bill; DOT Chief Foxx reiterates repercussions of Highway Trust Fund insolvency

A panel in House Appropriations Committee approved the committee’s transportation and housing bill on Wednesday, while Transportation Secretary Foxx discussed problems the U.S. will face if a new highway bill is not passed. The transportation and housing bill, which makes appropriations ...

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Senate EPW pushes highway bill release to Monday, announces Thursday markup

Amanda Bayhi - May 08, 2014

Senate EPW pushes highway bill release to Monday, announces Thursday markup

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee; David Vitter (R-La.), EPW ranking member; Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Subcommittee; and John Barrasso (R-Wy.), T&I ranking member on Thursday ...

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Pew charts display need for transportation investment

Amanda Bayhi - May 05, 2014

Pew charts display need for transportation investment

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it increasingly more as September draws closer: The highways and infrastructure in the U.S. need greater investment. The current highway bill, MAP-21, will expire in September, and Congress is working to pass a new ...

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How Nevada maintains the lowest number of deficient bridges in the U.S.

Amanda Bayhi - May 01, 2014

How Nevada maintains the lowest number of deficient bridges in the U.S.

Nevada has the lowest number of deficient bridges in the nation, according to recent Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data. The data show that the state has a mere 36 deficient bridges, while most other states maintain hundreds or thousands of deficient ...

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Missouri's new sales tax hike expected to generate $534 million each year for transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 30, 2014

Missouri's new sales tax hike expected to generate $534 million each year for transportation

The Missouri Senate on Tuesday passed a less than 1-cent sales tax increase aimed at improving transportation in the state, The Kansas City Star reports. If approved by legislature, the 3/4-cent sales tax hike would generate $534 million each year for ...

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New Jersey DOT announces $3.7 billion plan for transportation improvements in 2015

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 29, 2014

New Jersey DOT announces $3.7 billion plan for transportation improvements in 2015

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) this week announced a proposed capital program for fiscal year 2015 that includes $3.7 billion in transportation improvements. The budget supports $2.5 billion in investments in NJDOT and $1.2 billion in improvements for NJ ...

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