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Michigan Senate votes to raise gas tax

Brian Ethridge - Nov 25, 2014

Michigan Senate votes to raise gas tax

The Michigan Senate has passed a bill to raise the state's gas tax. The bill would approximately double Michigan's fuel tax to raise about $1 billion a year more to fix transportation infrastructure. If the bill passes the House, the gas tax ...

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Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Kevin Jones - Sep 18, 2014

Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Transportation interests have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called “devolution” of the federal highway program and the proposed Transportation Empowerment Act. The bill, introduced in the House and Senate last fall, transfers almost all authority over federal highway and ...

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Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

Brian Ethridge - Aug 15, 2014

Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

It felt like an eternity went by before Congress passed a bill to fund the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015. Unfortunately, for or as long as it took, nobody ended up happy with the outcome. Congress had months to ...

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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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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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Senate passes highway bill, vote sent back to house

Brian Ethridge - Jul 30, 2014

Senate passes highway bill, vote sent back to house

The Senate has voted to pass a bill that would keep money flowing into the Highway Trust Fund for at least a few more months. The bill was in response to one that the House passed earlier in July. There were ...

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House approves $11 billion trust fund patch

Brian Ethridge - Jul 15, 2014

House approves $11 billion trust fund patch

The House has passed a $11 billion plan to pay the federal government’s share of road and bridge repairs for the next 10 months. With time –and money – running out, the House recognizes that immediate action is needed. It voted ...

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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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House votes against Amtrak cuts in THUD bill markup

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 09, 2014

House votes against Amtrak cuts in THUD bill markup

In a markup of its version of the an appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD), the House voted against proposals to make significant cuts to Amtrak funding, The Hill reports. The bill, which the ...

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VIDEO: Company 3-D prints 10 homes in 24 hours

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - May 08, 2014

VIDEO: Company 3-D prints 10 homes in 24 hours

With construction being a physical, hands-on industry, you might not have even considered that a computer could do your job. But a Chinese company has created technology where a 3-D printer created 10 buildings in 24 hours. Before you get worried — ...

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APWA notes approval of WRRDA passage

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 29, 2013

APWA notes approval of WRRDA passage

The American Public Works Association announced Thursday its approval of the House of Representatives passing a new water infrastructure bill, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). APWA called the passage “swift,” adding that it also commends the provisions included in the bill ...

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House begins work on water bill

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 23, 2013

House begins work on water bill

The House starts work Wednesday afternoon on its version of a bill that would reauthorize federal waterways funding for the first time in six years, according to a report from The Hill. The House Rules Committee yesterday made in order 24 ...

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