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Obama names new highway safety chief

Brian Ethridge - Nov 21, 2014

Obama names new highway safety chief

President Obama has chosen National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member Mark Rosekind to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA). If confirmed by the Senate, Rosekind will be the highway safety agency’s first full time chief in nearly a year. He has been ...

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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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THUD bill heads to full Senate for final vote; Senate committees talk highway funding

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 05, 2014

THUD bill heads to full Senate for final vote; Senate committees talk highway funding

Highway funding is a hot topic in the Senate this week as the Appropriations Committee moves the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill to the full Senate floor, the Commerce Committee evaluates the House’s plan to use U.S. ...

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Senate passes $12.3 billion water infrastructure bill

Amanda Bayhi - May 22, 2014

Senate passes $12.3 billion water infrastructure bill

The Senate on Thursday passed a $12.3 billion water infrastructure bill, The Hill reports. The bill, known as the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), authorizes funding for water infrastructure projects. The House voted to pass the measure earlier this ...

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Senate EPW approves 6-year highway bill; funding questions linger

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2014

Senate EPW approves 6-year highway bill; funding questions linger

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved a six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill Thursday morning. Related: President Obama brings focus to highway bill during National Transportation Week Top committee members Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), committee chairman; David Vitter (R-La.), committee ranking ...

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Senate EPW releases MAP-21 Reauthorization Act

Amanda Bayhi - May 13, 2014

Senate EPW releases MAP-21 Reauthorization Act

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on Monday night revealed the text of its surface transportation reauthorization bill. Dubbed the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act, the six-year bill would reauthorize surface transportation projects through fiscal year 2020 and is indexed for ...

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Senate Commerce Committee to review GROW AMERICA Act; EPW Committee to unveil its portion of highway bill next week

Amanda Bayhi - May 01, 2014

Senate Commerce Committee to review GROW AMERICA Act; EPW Committee to unveil its portion of highway bill next week

The new highway bill is heating up as the Senate Commerce Committee prepares to review the GROW AMERICA Act and the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee plans to unveil its portion of the bill next week. The Commerce Committee ...

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