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Highway Trust Fund: Who’s in and who’s out in next Congress

Kevin Jones - Nov 19, 2014

Highway Trust Fund: Who’s in and who’s out in next Congress

  The Republicans delivered quite a trouncing in the recent mid-term elections, and conventional wisdom says a Republican Senate, to go along with a Republican House, is probably good for trucking. On the regulatory front, certainly. As for the chances of a ...

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A giant pothole swallows up a school bus tire

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 23, 2014

A giant pothole swallows up a school bus tire

Our nation’s roads are becoming so bad that potholes are apparently starting to look more like sinkholes. At least that was the case with a pothole in Detroit that was big enough to swallow a bus wheel, according to an online ...

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House panel proposes $10.5 billion stopgap for transportation; Sens. Boxer, Carper oppose plan

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 09, 2014

House panel proposes $10.5 billion stopgap for transportation; Sens. Boxer, Carper oppose plan

The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed a stopgap to fund transportation projects for eight months, but Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) are opposing the plan. According to a report from The Hill, the Ways and Means ...

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Obama pushes for transportation funding during Key Bridge visit

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 01, 2014

Obama pushes for transportation funding during Key Bridge visit

During his visit to the Key Bridge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to quickly pass a highway bill to prevent Highway Trust Fund (HTF) insolvency, The Hill reports. The HTF is a major source of funding ...

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Senate panel delays vote on highway bill patch

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 26, 2014

Senate panel delays vote on highway bill patch

The Senate Finance Committee has delayed its vote on a proposed short-term patch that would provide funding for transportation infrastructure projects through Dec. 31, The Hill reports. During a markup of the Preserving America’s Transit and Highways (PATH) Act Chairman Ron ...

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Sen. Wyden offers short-term patch for transportation funding

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 25, 2014

Sen. Wyden offers short-term patch for transportation funding

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has offered a transportation infrastructure funding solution, but it’s not the multi-year plan many transportation advocates have been expecting. Wyden’s proposal -- an amendment to the Preserving America’s Transit and Highways ...

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Road trip day one: From congestion to digestion

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 24, 2014

Road trip day one: From congestion to digestion

After scrambling all morning to finish up loose ends at work, get the laundry done, make sure the trash was taken out and get everything else in order before I left town on Friday, it was midafternoon before I set ...

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Lawmaker looks to crude oil tax, indexed diesel tax for Highway Trust Fund solution; Plan would remove gas tax

Staff Report - Jun 17, 2014

Lawmaker looks to crude oil tax, indexed diesel tax for Highway Trust Fund solution; Plan would remove gas tax

As the Highway Trust Fund’s insolvency looms, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has introduced a highway funding plan that would repeal the federal gas tax in favor of other funding options, like taxing oil barrels and indexing the diesel tax to ...

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HTF 101: How the Highway Trust Fund works

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 12, 2014

HTF 101: How the Highway Trust Fund works

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is a major talking point in the highway construction industry right now, especially because the major funding source is likely to run out of money in less than three months. HTF insolvency would mean projects ...

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Foxx pushes for infrastructure investment during Tampa Interstate Study visit

Amanda Bayhi - May 21, 2014

Foxx pushes for infrastructure investment during Tampa Interstate Study visit

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx toured the Tampa Interstate Study (TIS) this week, taking the opportunity to push for infrastructure investment, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced in a press release. The TIS is a $1.8 billion series of highway improvements in ...

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How to earn $500 to attend the TCC Fly-In

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 14, 2014

How to earn $500 to attend the TCC Fly-In

The current surface transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) expires on September 30, and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is almost bankrupt. To help garner support for ensuring the HTF does not become insolvent, the Association ...

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PHOTOS: LIUNA launches campaign to urge Congress to pass long-term highway bill

Amanda Bayhi - May 13, 2014

PHOTOS: LIUNA launches campaign to urge Congress to pass long-term highway bill

The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) on Monday unveiled its new creative media campaign, which is created to urge Congress to pass a long-term, full-investment highway bill. The union unveiled the campaign at an Infrastructure Week briefing at the ...

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