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Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Sep 19, 2014

Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Transportation interests have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called “devolution” of the federal highway program and the proposed Transportation Empowerment Act. The bill, introduced in the House and Senate last fall, transfers almost all authority over federal highway and ...

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Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

Aug 15, 2014

Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

t felt like an eternity went by before Congress passed a bill to fund the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015. Unfortunately, for or as long as it took, nobody ended up happy with the outcome. Congress had months to ...

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$4.8 billion in transportation projects approved for Missouri; Ballot measure to fund projects heads to polls next month

Jul 10, 2014

$4.8 billion in transportation projects approved for Missouri; Ballot measure to fund projects heads to polls next month

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved $4.8 billion in transportation projects that could would go into effect if state voters approve a transportation-focused ballot measure at the polls next month, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced ...

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House panel proposes $10.5 billion highway bill stopgap; Transportation leaders want long-term solution

Jul 09, 2014

House panel proposes $10.5 billion highway bill stopgap; Transportation leaders want long-term solution

House panel proposes $10.5 billion highway bill stopgap; Transportation leaders want long-term solution The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed a stopgap to fund transportation projects for eight months, but Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) are opposing ...

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Lawmakers urged to search for highway funding solution

Jul 08, 2014

Lawmakers urged to search for highway funding solution

The White House, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and several industry associations are urging Congress to find a highway funding solution before the primary source of money, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), becomes insolvent. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) projects that ...

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Foxx unveils DOT’s plan for state reimbursements starting next month

Jul 01, 2014

Foxx unveils DOT’s plan for state reimbursements starting next month

The projected insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund is inching closer (it’s expected to run out of money next month), and the U.S. Department of Transportation is has been trying to prepare state DOTs. In its latest preparation effort, the U.S. ...

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It’s time to fix the Highway Trust Fund

May 20, 2014

It’s time to fix the Highway Trust Fund

From television news to print stories to blog posts, Infrastructure Week 2014 netted a lot of media coverage and raised the public level of awareness regarding transportation needs and funding, but there is still much work to do. The event followed ...

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As Infrastructure Week begins, NSSGA President and CEO Mike Johnson calls for action on Highway Trust Fund

May 12, 2014

As Infrastructure Week begins, NSSGA President and CEO Mike Johnson calls for action on Highway Trust Fund

Infrastructure Week 2014 kicked off Monday. The event, which takes place May 12-16, focuses on “emerging solutions, innovative approaches, and best practices being developed nationwide to modernize aging infrastructure,” according to the event’s website. It features a series of conferences, roundtables, ...

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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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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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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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