Tags: Highway Trust Fund

Highway funding talks ramp up

May 08, 2014

Highway funding talks ramp up

Several transportation lawmakers and experts this week have heated up the conversation about highway funding and the new highway bill. Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee released its appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development ...

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NSSGA Chairman on GROW AMERICA Act: ‘It is essential that Congress act now’

Apr 30, 2014

NSSGA Chairman on GROW AMERICA Act: ‘It is essential that Congress act now’

Following the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) announcement that Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is sending a long-term highway bill to Congress, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Chairman Paul I. Detwiler III said the association welcomes the bill, ...

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Transportation Secretary Foxx sends 4-year highway bill to Congress

Apr 29, 2014

Transportation Secretary Foxx sends 4-year highway bill to Congress

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced on Tuesday that Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is sending a long-term transportation bill to Congress. The bill, dubbed the GROW AMERICA Act, is based on President Barack Obama’s 4-year, $302 billion transportation reauthorization ...

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DOT Chief Foxx: President Obama preparing to send surface transportation reauthorization proposal to Congress

Apr 23, 2014

DOT Chief Foxx: President Obama preparing to send surface transportation reauthorization proposal to Congress

President Barack Obama is preparing to present his proposed $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill to Congress. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced on the DOT’s Fast Lane blog that the president plans to send a draft of the legislation to lawmakers, ...

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CBO data show Highway Trust Fund faces shortfall under President Obama’s proposed budget

Apr 21, 2014

CBO data show Highway Trust Fund faces shortfall under President Obama’s proposed budget

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) would run out of money under President Barack Obama’s proposed $302 billion, four-year highway budget, according to data released from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In addition to allocating funds to various transportation sectors, the bill ...

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U.S. DOT: Highway Trust Fund could shortfall in late August

Apr 16, 2014

U.S. DOT: Highway Trust Fund could shortfall in late August

In its latest update of the Highway Trust Fund Ticker, the U.S. Department of Transportation predicts the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) to shortfall as early as the end of August. The agency previously predicted a shortfall in late July. In the ticker ...

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Top transportation senators reveal priorities for new highway bill

Apr 11, 2014

Top transportation senators reveal priorities for new highway bill

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) 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, — ...

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House GOP budget proposal offers Highway Trust Fund solution; transportation advocates aren’t impressed

Apr 04, 2014

House GOP budget proposal offers Highway Trust Fund solution; transportation advocates aren’t impressed

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), House Budget Committee chairman, on Tuesday introduced the fiscal year 2015 House Republican budget, which offers a solution for the nearly insolvent Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The HTF -- the main source of funding for state and ...

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Publicly traded companies report positive trends

Apr 01, 2014

Publicly traded companies report positive trends

  After a significant wave of activity last month, there is little to report this month. At the same time, the news from the sector is positive, with a strong showing by many of the publicly traded companies for the fourth ...

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DOT says Highway Trust Fund could run out in late July

Mar 18, 2014

DOT says Highway Trust Fund could run out in late July

The U.S. Department of Transportation has updated its Highway Trust Fund Ticker, and a chart on the page shows that the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) could shortfall as early as the end of July. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx introduced the Highway ...

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Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year transportation reauthorization bill, announces $600 million in available new grants for projects

Feb 26, 2014

Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year transportation reauthorization bill, announces $600 million in available new grants for projects

The White House announced today that President Barack Obama will propose $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 the ...

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Speaking with One Voice — NSSGA’s New CEO, Mike Johnson

Feb 01, 2014

Speaking with One Voice — NSSGA’s New CEO, Mike Johnson

NSSGA’s new CEO, Mike Johnson, focuses advocacy efforts by putting aggregates first.   Q. When it comes to association management, what are the key commonalities and differences between the beer and aggregate industries? A. First, thank you for the opportunity to respond to ...

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