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Government, Fuel, Business

House OKs Highway Plan

The House of Representatives last week approved a three-month extension of the current highway funding law, over the objections of many House Republicans who said the bill was a step toward raising fuel taxes.

September 29, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

Proposed Tolls Issued For New Maryland Highway

Some trucks would pay roughly $40 during rush hour to travel Maryland’s newest highway under a proposed toll schedule being considered by the Maryland Transportation Authority.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
September 29, 2009
Government, Fuel, Business, Logistics

Diesel Drops 2.1¢ to $2.601 in Fourth Straight Decline

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The national average price of diesel fuel fell for a fourth straight week, dropping 2.1 cents to $2.601 a gallon, the Energy Department said Monday.

Transport Topics
September 28, 2009
Government, Business

FMCSA Chief: Mexico Plan Coming

Rose McMurray, acting head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, told Transport Topics the agency was hopeful of finding a resolution to the ongoing trade row between the U.S. and Mexico over longhaul truck access.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
September 22, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Passes DOT Approps Bill, Retains Maine Weight Provision

The Senate approved legislation increasing the funding for the Department of Transportation in 2010, leaving in a provision that would allow Maine to increase the weight limit on Interstate 95 to 100,000 pounds.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
September 22, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

House Panel Develops Highway Law Extension

The House transportation committee is preparing a short-term extension of the current highway funding law, while continuing work on a long-term replacement for the legislation that expires in less than two weeks.

September 22, 2009
Government, Business

I-5 River Crossing in Ore. Likely to Be Scaled Back

Faced with an estimated price tag of $4 billion and little financial support from the federal government, local officials are backing away from their initial blueprint for the new Columbia River crossing.

Transport Topics
September 22, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

Group Says $45 Million Spent on Transportation Lobbying

Nearly 1,800 special interest groups ranging from road builders trade groups to the AARP spent nearly $45 million and employed 2,100 lobbyists during the first half of 2009, mostly to lobby Congress on a new transportation authorization bill, according to a report of the Washington, D.C., non-profit group Center for Public Integrity.

Transport Topics
September 22, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

DOT, EPA Propose National Standards for Fuel Efficiency, Greenhouse Gasses

The Obama administration last week issued its proposed new fuel efficiency and first-ever national greenhouse gases reduction standards for passenger cars and light trucks.

September 22, 2009
Government, Business

House Committee Approves Rail Bill

The House Judiciary Committee approved railroad legislation Sept. 16 that is designed to reduce carriers’ pricing power by removing the industry’s anti-trust authority.

Transport Topics
September 22, 2009

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