Tags: transportation spending

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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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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Government spending bill includes $71.3 billion for DOT

Jan 17, 2014

Government spending bill includes $71.3 billion for DOT

Congress on Thursday passed a $1 trillion government spending bill for 2014, which includes a total of $71.3 billion for the Department of Transportation (DOT), our sister site Better Roads reports. The omnibus bill provides $17.8 billion in discretionary (optional) appropriations ...

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Texas Legislature approves measure to increase transportation spending by $1.2 billion

Aug 07, 2013

Texas Legislature approves measure to increase transportation spending by $1.2 billion

The Texas Legislature on Monday night approved a constitutional amendment that would add about $1.2 billion annually to the state’s transportation spending, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The money would come from a portion of oil ...

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DOT, HUD spending bills fail to pass Senate, House before recess

Aug 02, 2013

DOT, HUD spending bills fail to pass Senate, House before recess

The proposed spending bills for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development failed to pass in the Senate and the House this week before lawmakers take a recess , according to our sister site, Better Roads. The Senate rejected ...

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White House announces support of Senate DOT, HUD budget

Jul 24, 2013

White House announces support of Senate DOT, HUD budget

The White House announced on Tuesday that President Obama “strongly supports the Senate’s proposed $54 billion budget for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, according to our sister site, Better Roads. The statement comes one day after the ...

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Senate to consider transportation, housing spending bill this week

Jul 22, 2013

Senate to consider transportation, housing spending bill this week

The Senate this week will consider the spending bill for the Departments of Transportation (USDOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The Hill reported that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ...

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House Rules Committee to approve transportation, housing budget rule

Jul 16, 2013

House Rules Committee to approve transportation, housing budget rule

The House Rules Committee will meet Wednesday to approve a new rule for the 2014 transportation and housing budget, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The rule could lead the way for the spending bill, H.R. 2610, ...

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AED’s Mack speaks out on deficit-reduction proposal

Feb 22, 2013

AED’s Mack speaks out on deficit-reduction proposal

Two former leaders of the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and co-chairs of the Moment of Truth Project, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, released "A Bipartisan Path Forward to Securing America's Future."   The report includes a four-step ...

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Report: Only 13 measure performance of transportation dollars

May 11, 2011

States spent an estimated $131 billion on transportation in fiscal year 2010, but many cannot answer critical questions about what returns this investment is generating, according to a new report by the Pew Center on the States ...

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House passes second spending bill for fiscal 2011

Aug 02, 2010

The House of Representatives passed the second fiscal 2011spending bill on July 29, mostly along party lines, according to a National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Washington Watch & eDigest report. With a vote of 251-167, legislators ...

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