Tags: transportation funding

Hillary Clinton rolls out new $275 billion infrastructure plan

Nov 30, 2015

Hillary Clinton rolls out new $275 billion infrastructure plan

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rolled out a massive $275 billion infrastructure at a launch of her campaign's new "Hard Hats for Hillary" coalition. According to ABC News, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination revealed her new five-year plan to ...

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Democratic senators call for shorter highway bill in order to maximize funding

Nov 25, 2015

Democratic senators call for shorter highway bill in order to maximize funding

A group of 26 Democratic senators have sent a letter to the bicameral conference committee currently working on a highway bill, calling for a shorter bill in order to provide more funding. Sens. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) led ...

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Obama signs two-week transportation patch into law

Nov 22, 2015

Obama signs two-week transportation patch into law

President Barack Obama signed into law on Friday the 36th short-term highway bill patch as Congress works out a unified long-term bill. The new patch will extend funding through Dec. 4, by which time the House and Senate hope to have a the first long-term ...

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Most recent highway funding patch “the last,” vows Shuster as bicameral conference gets underway

Nov 18, 2015

Most recent highway funding patch “the last,” vows Shuster as bicameral conference gets underway

Lawmakers proclaimed that the latest and 36th-straight short-term highway patch would be the last as the bicameral conference committee met for the first time Wednesday. The bipartisan committee of members of the House of Representatives and the Senate met publicly Wednesday ...

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Transportation funding extended through Dec. 4 as House and Senate work out long-term bill

Nov 17, 2015

Transportation funding extended through Dec. 4 as House and Senate work out long-term bill

Despite talk that Congress wanted to have a long-term transportation bill on President Barack Obama's desk by next week, a meaningful highway bill won't be something to be thankful for by Thanksgiving. The House of Representatives passed the 36th straight short-term ...

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Senate votes to meet with House to finalize transportation bill

Nov 11, 2015

Senate votes to meet with House to finalize transportation bill

The United States Senate is officially set to meet with members of the House of Representatives in order to finalize a long-term transportation bill. The Senate passed the measure 78-20, with two senators abstaining, in order to send a delegation of Senators to ...

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Texas voters overwhelmingly approve $2.5 billion in funding for transportation projects

Nov 09, 2015

Texas voters overwhelmingly approve $2.5 billion in funding for transportation projects

Texas voters gave a resounding 'yes' to new transportation funding Tuesday as they passed Proposition 7 with more than 80 percent of the votes. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the new funding from Proposition 7 will give the state more ...

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Aggregates Industry Outlook reflects frustration with lack of long-term highway funding

Nov 08, 2015

Aggregates Industry Outlook reflects frustration with lack of long-term highway funding

Aggregates Industry Outlook Index The Aggregates Industry Outlook (AIO) dropped nearly 5 percent against September, to an overall score of 122.49. While there are reports of major current transportation projects, there seems to be increasing frustration with the absence of a long-term ...

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House passes $325 billion, 6-year transportation bill

Nov 05, 2015

House passes $325 billion, 6-year transportation bill

America's infrastructure is much closer to having long-term funding following the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passing a new highway bill on Thursday. According to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, after representatives voted on over 100 amendments, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform ...

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Amendment aims to raise federal gas tax as part of long-term transportation bill

Nov 03, 2015

Amendment aims to raise federal gas tax as part of long-term transportation bill

An amendment to the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act (HR 3763) filed late last week aims to raise federal gas and diesel taxes by 15 cents over a three period and would tie them to inflation. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) ...

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Obama signs 3-week transportation funding patch into law

Nov 01, 2015

Obama signs 3-week transportation funding patch into law

President Barack Obama has signed into law a three-week patch to the Highway Trust Fund to prevent a transportation funding stoppage while lawmakers attempt to pass a long-term highway bill. It marks the 35th short-term patch of the bill since 2008. According to the ...

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Senate follows the House’s lead and passes a three-week transportation funding patch

Oct 28, 2015

Senate follows the House’s lead and passes a three-week transportation funding patch

The U.S. Senate has passed a three-week patch to the Highway Trust Fund just a day before it was set to expire, sending the bill to Oval Office to be signed. The Hill reported that the Senate followed in the footsteps of ...

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