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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 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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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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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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The APWA joins 82 organizations calling on the House to pass a long-term highway bill

Sep 16, 2015

The APWA joins 82 organizations calling on the House to pass a long-term highway bill

The American Public Works Association is ready for the House of Representatives to pass a long-term transportation bill, and the organization isn't alone. The APWA announced in a press release that it has joined with another 82 organization from different sectors of ...

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EPA, DOT propose heightened heavy duty diesel emissions, fuel efficiency standards for 2018

Jun 28, 2015

EPA, DOT propose heightened heavy duty diesel emissions, fuel efficiency standards for 2018

The EPA and DOT announced Friday their plans for Phase 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles. Phase 2 of the program would “significantly reduce carbon emissions and improve fuel ...

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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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Freight shipments rise 1.6% in March

May 15, 2014

Freight shipments rise 1.6% in March

The amount of freight that the for-hire transportation industry carried rose 1.6 percent in March, according to preliminary data released Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The data, from this month’s BTS Freight Transportation ...

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Latest Highway Trust Fund Ticker update again predicts August shortfall

May 14, 2014

Latest Highway Trust Fund Ticker update again predicts August shortfall

The U.S. Department of Transportation maintains its projection that the Highway Trust Fund will shortfall in August, according to the latest update of the agency’s Highway Trust Fund Ticker. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx introduced the Ticker in January. It is designed ...

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