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House of Representatives passes three-week Highway Trust Fund patch

Oct 27, 2015

House of Representatives passes three-week Highway Trust Fund patch

The House of Representatives passed another short-term transportation funding patch, but the countdown to another deadline will go by much faster this time around. Lawmakers in the House approved the three-week measure Tuesday, just two days before the Oct. 29 expiration date ...

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Lawmakers in House propose three-week Highway Trust Fund extension

Oct 26, 2015

Lawmakers in House propose three-week Highway Trust Fund extension

With the Highway Trust Fund set to expire this week, lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have proposed a three- week patch to give them time to work on a long-term transportation funding bill. The House introduced the measure to fund and extend transportation programs through ...

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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approves six-year transportation bill

Oct 22, 2015

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approves six-year transportation bill

The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has approved a six-year, $325 billion transportation bill. The committee announce it had unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 Thursday afternoon after it was introduced for markup earlier in ...

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House introduces $325 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015

Oct 18, 2015

House introduces $325 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015

Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, on Friday introduced the $325 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 as a bi-partisan long-term solution for funding transportations needs. Co-authoring the bill is Peter DeFazio ...

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House transportation committee schedules transportation bill markup

Oct 14, 2015

House transportation committee schedules transportation bill markup

At least one committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has signaled it's ready to make a move on a transportation bill by putting a markup on the schedule for next week. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) announced ...

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New AAA poll finds 70 percent of Americans want Congress to spend more on roads

Oct 13, 2015

New AAA poll finds 70 percent of Americans want Congress to spend more on roads

Nearly three-fourths of Americans are ready for Congress to finally increase the amount of money that gets spent on roads and bridges, according to a new poll from AAA. The poll found that 70 percent of Americans are in favor of the ...

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Weather and transportation funding concerns cause Aggregates Industry Outlook to fall

Oct 06, 2015

Weather and transportation funding concerns cause Aggregates Industry Outlook to fall

Aggregates Industry Outlook Index The Aggregates Industry Outlook (AIO) fell 1.21 percent against August, to an overall score of 128.42. Although the overall result is well into the positive outlook, it is the lowest number recorded in the AIO’s three-month tenure. Two ...

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It’s time for Congress to put an end to transportation funding extensions

Oct 01, 2015

It’s time for Congress to put an end to transportation funding extensions

On Oct. 29, the latest extension of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, or MAP-21, will expire. And if you’ll recall, MAP-21 itself was a 27-month bill passed to prevent an endless succession of three-month SAFETEA-LU extensions. In ...

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The House Majority leader has pledged to pass a long-term highway bill

Sep 30, 2015

The House Majority leader has pledged to pass a long-term highway bill

The favorite to replace John Boehner (R-Ohio) as the Speaker of the House has gone on record vowing to pass a six-year highway bill before the Oct. 31 deadline. The Hill reported that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) said on ...

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Four contractors compete for $1.1 billion I-285/GA 400 interchange project in Atlanta

Sep 29, 2015

Four contractors compete for $1.1 billion I-285/GA 400 interchange project in Atlanta

Georgia is set to spend more money than it's ever spent on a road project to redesign and reconstruct the Interstate 285/GA 400 interchange for $1.1 billion, but first, the state has to decide who's going to the work. The Atlanta ...

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September Texas Prop 1 project approvals valued at $88.9 million for projects in 5 counties

Sep 28, 2015

September Texas Prop 1 project approvals valued at $88.9 million for projects in 5 counties

The Texas Transportation Commission has approved projects in five counties valued at $88.9 million as part of the seventh round of the state’s Proposition 1 transportation funding program. Proposition 1 is providing funds for more than 800 miles of highway rehabilitation, ...

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Caterpillar CEO pens op-ed calling for long-term highway bill

Sep 23, 2015

Caterpillar CEO pens op-ed calling for long-term highway bill

The chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc. is the latest in the construction industry to speak out in favor of a long-term highway bill.  Doug Oberhelman wrote an opinion column for CNBC published Sept. 17 to call Congress to work to ...

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