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House Dems expected to propose bill that could raise transportation funds

Jun 20, 2014

House Dems expected to propose bill that could raise transportation funds

House Democrats are expected to propose a new bill to restrict the ability of U.S. multinational corporations that move their headquarters abroad to lower their tax burden at home, with funding raised by the bill earmarked for transportation infrastructure projects, ...

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Senators propose raising gas tax by 12 cents per gallon

Jun 19, 2014

Senators propose raising gas tax by 12 cents per gallon

With the current highway bill, MAP-21, nearing expiration and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), the main transportation funding source, projected to shortfall in just over two months, the search is on for a new way to fund transportation infrastructure projects. Two ...

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More than half of Americans are concerned about highway safety

Jun 16, 2014

More than half of Americans are concerned about highway safety

The majority of Americans are concerned about unsafe road conditions as a result of poor road surfaces, according to the results of a survey released Thursday by Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). Survey results show that 59 percent of ...

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What you need to know about federal transportation funding

Jun 13, 2014

What you need to know about federal transportation funding

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is a major talking point in the highway construction industry right now, especially because the major funding source is likely to run out of money in less than three months. HTF insolvency would mean projects ...

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$54.4 billion THUD bill passes in Senate Appropriations panel

Jun 04, 2014

$54.4 billion THUD bill passes in Senate Appropriations panel

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee approved its Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill on Tuesday, Politico reports. The bill provides $54.4 billion in discretionary funds for fiscal year 2015 and includes ...

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House leaders announce plans to move forward with USPS cuts for highway funding

Jun 03, 2014

House leaders announce plans to move forward with USPS cuts for highway funding

House Republican leaders are moving forward with a plan to fund the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) with savings from cutting certain U.S. Postal Service programs. House GOP leaders released a memo last week outlining the plan, which includes changes such as ...

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U.S. Postal Service could be the solution to the Highway Trust Fund dilemma

May 30, 2014

U.S. Postal Service could be the solution to the Highway Trust Fund dilemma

As the deadline to find a revenue source (or sources) for highway projects draws nearer, some lawmakers are looking for creative means of funding. The main source of funding, the Highway Trust Fund, is expected to run out of money in ...

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U.S. Travel Association: Lack of infrastructure investment puts nation at competitive disadvantage

May 26, 2014

U.S. Travel Association: Lack of infrastructure investment puts nation at competitive disadvantage

The “crumbling infrastructure” in the U.S. threatens global competitiveness as well as job and economic growth, business leaders say. A survey conducted by Building America’s Future (BAF) and the U.S. Travel Association found that more than three-quarters of respondents said the ...

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Utah could see gas tax increase

May 23, 2014

Utah could see gas tax increase

The state gas tax in Utah may start rising if a proposed hike is approved. The state’s Transportation Interim Committee this week discussed a potential annual 1.5-cent-per-gallon increase that would be implemented over the next five years, the Associated Press reported. Utah’s ...

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New Hampshire to raise fuel tax by 4.2 cents in July

May 21, 2014

New Hampshire to raise fuel tax by 4.2 cents in July

New Hampshire can expect a 4.2-cent gas tax increase this summer, after the state’s governor signed a new bill to provide more money for transportation. Gov. Maggie Hassan on Tuesday signed SB 37, legislation that would raise the state’s gas and ...

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Senate panel approves MAP-21 Reauthorization Act

May 15, 2014

Senate panel approves MAP-21 Reauthorization Act

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved a six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill Thursday morning. Top committee members Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), committee chairman; David Vitter (R-La.), committee ranking member; Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation ...

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Latest Highway Trust Fund Ticker update again predicts August shortfall

May 14, 2014

Latest Highway Trust Fund Ticker update again predicts August shortfall

The U.S. Department of Transportation maintains its projection that the Highway Trust Fund will shortfall in August, according to the latest update of the agency’s Highway Trust Fund Ticker. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx introduced the Ticker in January. It is designed ...

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