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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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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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Senate approves water infrastructure bill

Amanda Bayhi - May 16, 2013

Senate approves water infrastructure bill

In an 83-14 vote, the Senate passed a bill Wednesday that will authorize several water infrastructure projects throughout the nation, McClatchy reported. The $12.5 billion bill, the Water Resources Development Act, would allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move ...

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And the Idaho road you drove in on

John Latta - Apr 03, 2013

And the Idaho road you drove in on

Idaho will now let extra-heavy trucks roam the state’s non-freeway routes. State Governor Otter has signed legislation approving the monster trucks, according to The Spokesman-Review. He’s tossed a couple of caveats into the decisions, but nevertheless trucks closing in on 130,000 pounds ...

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New, all-inclusive [includes aerotropolises] freight policy bill introduced

John Latta - Mar 06, 2013

New, all-inclusive [includes aerotropolises] freight policy bill introduced

New Jersey Democratic congressman Albio Sires has introduced new legislation in Washington which he says is designed to "strengthen our national freight transportation policy by creating a national plan for moving goods efficiently by road, rail, water, and air." “With freight volumes ...

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EPA regulations battle surfacing

John Latta - Apr 29, 2011

It had to happen. As EPA regulations continue to require industry to do more and change existing practices, the chafing had to eventually lead to some sort of outburst. And now it begins. Now a group of the country's top executives has ...

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$3.54 billion capital transportation program proposed for New Jersey DOT, NJ Transit

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 27, 2010

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced a proposed Transportation capital program for NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT in the amount of $3.54 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2010. The FY 11 spending plan includes a $200 million ...

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Congress introduces toxic chemicals legislation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 26, 2010

Congress introduced legislation this week to revamp the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), according to the National Asphalt Association (NAPA). The Senate version, "Toxic Chemicals Safety Act" would shift the burden of assessing chemical safety away from ...

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House OKs $15 billion jobs bill, Senate to vote on amendments March 16

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 12, 2010

Congressional Democrats made headway on their top legislative priority — job creation — when the House of Representatives approved a $15 billion package of tax credits and highway construction. The 217-to-201 vote gave Democrats a much-needed victory after weeks of ...

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Is the Senate's approval of a highway bill extension a step in the right direction or two steps back?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 26, 2010

The Senate passed an extension of the highway bill through the end of December, which seems like it would be a move in the right direction. But that one advancement forward may very well be one move in the right direction ...

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House Passes Pay-As-You-Go (PayGo) legislation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 22, 2010

The House of Representatives voted on Feb. 4 to restore a "common sense" spending law that helped eliminate budget deficits in the 1990s. The Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (H.J. Res. 45) requires both the House of Representatives and the Senate to ...

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