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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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TRIP: Oklahoma significantly improves infrastructure, but HTF insolvency ‘threatens further progress’

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 26, 2014

TRIP: Oklahoma significantly improves infrastructure, but HTF insolvency ‘threatens further progress’

Oklahoma has significantly improved its roads, bridges and highway safety since 2005, but “uncertainty about future federal funding threatens further progress,” according to a report released Thursday by national transportation research group TRIP. The report, “Modernizing Oklahoma's Transportation System: Progress and ...

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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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Fitch: Gas tax hike should be paired with other revenue sources to fund transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 24, 2014

Fitch: Gas tax hike should be paired with other revenue sources to fund transportation

Fitch Ratings released a statement on Tuesday noting that a gas tax increase needs to be paired with another revenue source to provide the necessary funding for transportation projects. Fitch pointed to the recently-proposed 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike as a “positive ...

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VIDEO: What lawmakers are saying about highway funding

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 23, 2014

VIDEO: What lawmakers are saying about highway funding

On Friday, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx reminded state departments of transportation that the Highway Trust Fund’s “situation remains dire.” He noted in a letter to state DOT directors that the HTF is projected to run out of money at the end ...

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House Dems could propose highway funding solution involving U.S. multinational corporations

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 20, 2014

House Dems could propose highway funding solution involving U.S. multinational corporations

House Democrats are expected to propose a new bill to restrict the ability of U.S. multinational corporations that move their headquarters abroad to lower their tax burden at home, with funding raised by the bill earmarked for transportation infrastructure projects, ...

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12-cent gas tax hike could pay for transportation projects

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 19, 2014

12-cent gas tax hike could pay for transportation projects

With the current highway bill, MAP-21, nearing expiration and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), the main transportation funding source, projected to shortfall in just over two months, the search is on for a new way to fund transportation infrastructure projects. Two ...

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ARTBA launches campaign revealing 'shocking truth' about transportation infrastructure investment

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 17, 2014

ARTBA launches campaign revealing 'shocking truth' about transportation infrastructure investment

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) on Tuesday launched a new website and social media campaign that aims to reveal the "shocking truth" about transportation infrastructure investment. The campaign is part of ARTBA’s “Transportation Makes America Work!” (TMAW) advocacy ...

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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 update: DOT holds firm on August shortfall projection

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 17, 2014

HTF update: DOT holds firm on August shortfall projection

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) continues to head for a shortfall at the end of August, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) projected Tuesday. In the latest Highway Trust Fund Ticker update, the DOT noted that it anticipates a shortfall around ...

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Survey says 59% of Americans worry road surfaces create unsafe conditions

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 13, 2014

Survey says 59% of Americans worry road surfaces create unsafe conditions

The majority of Americans are concerned about unsafe road conditions as a result of poor road surfaces, according to the results of a survey released Thursday by Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). Survey results show that 59 percent of ...

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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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