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Boxer outlines Senate priorities for long-term surface transportation bill

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 10, 2014

Boxer outlines Senate priorities for long-term surface transportation bill

Sen. Barbara Boxer said Thursday that she and three other top transportation senators have “reached an agreement in principle on a transportation bill.” During a press conference, Boxer, who is chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, -- along ...

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Sen. Murray warns Highway Trust Fund insolvency 'threat is growing'

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 09, 2014

Sen. Murray warns Highway Trust Fund insolvency 'threat is growing'

Transportation projects’ main source of funding, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), is heading toward bankruptcy in the next few months, and one Senator is presenting a wake-up call to to other lawmakers. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the Senate Democrats’ top budget ...

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As Highway Trust Fund insolvency looms, state DOTs stretch dollars through project prioritization

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 07, 2014

As Highway Trust Fund insolvency looms, state DOTs stretch dollars through project prioritization

The current surface transportation bill, MAP-21, is set to expire in less than six months, and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) -- the primary source of funding for state and local surface transportation projects -- could run out of money ...

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31 state chambers push for 5-year transportation bill

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 26, 2014

31 state chambers push for 5-year transportation bill

Several state chambers -- 31, to be exact -- are urging Congress to pass a five-year surface transportation reauthorization bill. Related: LaHood: Congress will extend MAP-21 when current bill expires In a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Rep. Bill Shuster ...

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Senate EPW to hold hearing on MAP-21 reauthorization

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 26, 2014

Senate EPW to hold hearing on MAP-21 reauthorization

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on MAP-21 reauthorization on Thursday morning. The hearing, “MAP-21 Reauthorization: State and Local Perspectives on Transportation Priorities and Funding,” will look at perspectives at every level of government ...

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Shuster, Boxer say highway bill is about jobs

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 02, 2014

Shuster, Boxer say highway bill is about jobs

Rep Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), both chair of their respective chamber’s transportation committee, on Thursday each reiterated President Obama’s message that the new highway bill is about job creation and retention, according to our sister site, ...

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Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year reauthorization bill, announces availability of $600 million in TIGER grants

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 26, 2014

Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year reauthorization bill, announces availability of $600 million in TIGER grants

The White House announced today that President Barack Obama will propose a $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill Wednesday during his visit to the Union Depot train station in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The President’s proposed bill aims to avoid insolvency of ...

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NACo report finds county transportation project funding ‘increasingly inadequate’

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 25, 2014

NACo report finds county transportation project funding ‘increasingly inadequate’

A report released Monday by the National Association of Counties (NACo) finds that “federal and state funding for county transportation projects is increasingly inadequate.” The report, “The Road Ahead: County Transportation Funding and Financing,” which focuses on county-owned roads and bridges, ...

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Sen. Boxer anticipates Senate EPW to work on transportation bill by April

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 18, 2014

Sen. Boxer anticipates Senate EPW to work on transportation bill by April

During last week’s hearing on MAP-21, Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said she hopes the committee will have a new transportation authorization bill by April, according to AASHTO Journal. Boxer said having the bill before her committee ...

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DOT Chief Foxx discusses plan to battle ‘infrastructure deficit’

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 16, 2014

DOT Chief Foxx discusses plan to battle ‘infrastructure deficit’

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Wednesday shared the DOT’s plan for battling the “infrastructure deficit” at the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., our sister site Commercial Carrier Journal reports. At the meeting, Foxx noted that recent transportation ...

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Rep. Shuster wants transportation bill to hit House floor by August

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 15, 2014

Rep. Shuster wants transportation bill to hit House floor by August

House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said during the committee’s surface transportation hearing on Tuesday that he wants the new transportation funding bill to go to the House floor by August, The Hill reports. The current transportation bill expires ...

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House Transportation Committee to begin work on new transportation bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 03, 2014

House Transportation Committee to begin work on new transportation bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is set to begin work on a new transportation bill this month. The current transportation bill will expire in September. The committee will hold a hearing to start work on the bill on Jan. 14, Politico ...

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