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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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The House has proposed a bill to fund transportation through the year

Jul 14, 2015

The House has proposed a bill to fund transportation through the year

With just two weeks to go before the Highway Trust Fund expires, Republicans in the House of Representatives have proposed a plan to fund transportation projects for another five months. The bill would provide $8.1 billion to last through Dec. 18. The House plan ...

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Senate committee set to vote on “comprehensive” transportation reform Wednesday

Jul 13, 2015

Senate committee set to vote on “comprehensive” transportation reform Wednesday

U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota) announced the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will consider and vote on transportation reforms on Wednesday. The Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act would authorize the office of the Secretary of Transportation ...

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Larsen co-sponsors bill calling for 15-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase for transportation funding

Jul 10, 2015

Larsen co-sponsors bill calling for 15-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase for transportation funding

Representative Rick Larsen (D-Washington) has cosponsored H.R. 680, the UPDATE Act, which would raise the gas tax by 15 cents per gallon over a three-year period. The bill was first proposed by Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) and was referenced in a recent ...

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Bipartisan group of representatives want to use “Queen of the Hill” rule to make gains on transportation bill

Jul 10, 2015

Bipartisan group of representatives want to use “Queen of the Hill” rule to make gains on transportation bill

A group of 10 members of the House of Representatives have had enough of the back-and-forth that has plagued and stalled the discussion over a long-term transportation bill leading up to the expiration of the Highway Trust Fund at the ...

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