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Obama proposes $478B transportation bill; AASHTO, ARTBA, NSSGA react

Feb 02, 2015

Obama proposes $478B transportation bill; AASHTO, ARTBA, NSSGA react

President Obama has proposed a $478 billion that would pay for the country’s transportation infrastructure over the next six years. Instead of raising the federal gas tax, Obama’s proposal would be paid for with money generated by a one-time tax holiday ...

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Sen. Boxer wants GOP to focus on Highway Trust Fund, not Keystone

Jan 08, 2015

Sen. Boxer wants GOP to focus on Highway Trust Fund, not Keystone

It's clear that one of Sen. Barbara Boxer's (D-Calif.) top priorities is to fix the Highway Trust Fund before it runs out of funding in May. However, not everyone agrees that it should be Congress' main focus. A lot of ...

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

Sep 19, 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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Rep. Shuster wants Transportation Committee to pass transportation bill by August

Jan 16, 2014

Rep. Shuster wants Transportation Committee to pass transportation bill by August

Can a new transportation bill hit the House floor by August? Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) seems to think so. Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said during a committee hearing on Tuesday that he wants the new transportation ...

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E-news exclusive: Is the federal gas tax obsolete?

Dec 13, 2011

E-news exclusive: Is the federal gas tax obsolete?

The 1970s marked the first time Americans rushed in a panic to buy fuel-efficient foreign import automobiles. Long lines at gas stations caused by the 1973 Arab oil embargo ignited a switch from eight-cylinder gas-guzzlers to smaller, less-thirsty vehicles. ...

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Rep. Mica: Despite efforts, ‘gas tax is dead’

Jul 28, 2010

U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL), the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republican leader, at a July 27 Congressional oversight hearing, declared dead a federal gas tax increase to fund a long-term transportation bill.   Although some leading Democrats support a gas ...

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