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Senate passes 3-month transportation funding extension and long-term DRIVE Act

Jul 30, 2015

Senate passes 3-month transportation funding extension and long-term DRIVE Act

The Senate worked double-time on transportation funding issues Thursday, passing the House $8 billion, three-month extension (H.R. 3236) and its own DRIVE Act (H.R. 22). The extension, the 34th such measure since 2008, now moves on to President Obama for ...

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Senate on deck for approving House 3-month extension for transportation funding

Jul 29, 2015

Senate on deck for approving House 3-month extension for transportation funding

The House has passed H.R. 3236, a new 3-month extension that provides financing for the Highway Trust Fund and other transportation expenses. Current transportation funding will expire July 31. The bill now moves on to the Senate, which is expected to vote ...

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House to ignore long-term transportation funding bill and vote on 3-month extension to force Senate’s hand

Jul 28, 2015

House to ignore long-term transportation funding bill and vote on 3-month extension to force Senate’s hand

The House plans to vote today on a new short-term extension for transportation funding, extending solvency for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) to October 29, and will leave on their August break this afternoon, essentially shirking any responsibility in taking up ...

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Senators continue policy games with transportation funding bill as July 31 deadline looms

Jul 27, 2015

Senators continue policy games with transportation funding bill as July 31 deadline looms

While the Senate’s DRIVE Act, H.R. 22, is being lauded for the potential it brings for the first long-term transportation funding option in years, it is now being used as a political pawn with attached amendments. The bill would provide three ...

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Senate votes to carry on with transportation funding bill

Jul 22, 2015

Senate votes to carry on with transportation funding bill

The Senate DRIVE Act is out of limbo after a 62-36 vote late Wednesday evening that will allow the bill to move forward. The DRIVE Act would guarantee the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund for three years. Democrats held a caucus Wednesday ...

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Senate DRIVE Act is a six-year transportation bill with three-year Highway Trust Fund financing guarantee

Jul 21, 2015

Senate DRIVE Act is a six-year transportation bill with three-year Highway Trust Fund financing guarantee

The future of a long-term transportation bill became a bit brighter after Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Barbara Boxer (D-California) announced they had agreed in principle to a bipartisan a six-year transportation bill that aims to provide the Highway Trust ...

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NAPA panel: Asphalt durability relies on mix design, density, and paving basics

Jul 17, 2015

NAPA panel: Asphalt durability relies on mix design, density, and paving basics

Members of the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) Pavement Performance task group told attendees of the association’s midyear conference that asphalt pavement durability boils down to elements of mix design, density and going back to the basics of paving best ...

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The House passed an $8 billion HTF extension to last until December

Jul 16, 2015

The House passed an $8 billion HTF extension to last until December

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor to extend transportation funding into December Wednesday afternoon, just two weeks before the Highway Trust Fund is set to expire. The $8.1 billion bill passed 312-119 and would mark the 34th straight short-term patch ...

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Portman, Schumer release bipartisan principles for international tax reform with intent to fund transportation

Jul 09, 2015

Portman, Schumer release bipartisan principles for international tax reform with intent to fund transportation

Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Charles Schumer (D-New York) have released an outline for international tax reform aimed at reducing taxes on U.S. corporation overseas profits with a “transition tax” to help fund transportation projects. “We need comprehensive tax reform because ...

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Samsung’s “see-through” semi truck is neat, but its existence hints at a much more exciting future for transportation (VIDEO)

Jul 08, 2015

Samsung’s “see-through” semi truck is neat, but its existence hints at a much more exciting future for transportation (VIDEO)

Korean tech giant Samsung has revealed what it calls the “Safety Truck,” aimed at helping those attempting to pass big rigs see oncoming traffic better. The system uses a wireless camera mounted on the truck’s front and transmits the video feed ...

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More than half of Americans thinks Congress needs to increase spending on roads and bridges

Jul 06, 2015

More than half of Americans thinks Congress needs to increase spending on roads and bridges

A new poll found that that 53 percent of Americans want the federal government to spend more on the nation's highways. The poll, conducted the Associated Press and GFK, revealed that while most think Congress should up the spending on roads and ...

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NSSGA urging people to talk to lawmakers about passing a transportation bill during “Driving It Home 2015″

Jul 02, 2015

NSSGA urging people to talk to lawmakers about passing a transportation bill during “Driving It Home 2015″

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association wants people to take advantage of the Fourth of July break in Congress to talk to their representatives or senators about passing a long-term transportation bill. The NSSGA is calling the push "Driving It Home ...

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