highway bill

Government, Safety

Senators Aim to Produce Five-Year Highway Bill Before August Recess

Sen. John Barrasso, D-Wyo. “It is our shared goal to advance a bill out of committee this summer. Our roads and bridges are in need of a serious investment," Sen. John Barrasso. D-Wyo., told senior transportation officials. (C-SPAN)

WASHINGTON — The first version of what could become the country’s next major highway policy bill will be unveiled in the Senate prior to Congress’ recess in August, surface transportation policymakers announced July 10.

Eugene Mulero and Lianna Norman | Staff Reporters
July 10, 2019
Government, Business

Rep. Duckworth: Congress Must ‘Develop a Truly Sustainable and Long-Term’ Funding Fix for Transportation

Scott Eells/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) said her congressional colleagues should use the next five years to come up with a long-term funding fix for transportation projects.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 8, 2015
Government, Business

House, Senate OK Final Version of Five-Year Highway Bill

CSPAN

Congress approved a final version of a five-year, $305 billion highway reauthorization bill that would call on trucking regulators to fix a controversial safety performance scoring program for motor carriers long criticized by industry leaders.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2015
Government, Business

Rep. Blumenauer: Highway Bill Consists of ‘Collection of Budget Gimmicks’

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Congress’ passage of its first five-year transportation bill in a decade, while significant, failed to ensure the long-term stability of a key highway account, said Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), the leading advocate on Capitol Hill for raising federal fuel taxes to pay for infrastructure projects.

Transport Topics
December 4, 2015
Government, Business

CSA Reforms Included in Final Five-Year Highway Bill

Shuster by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Under a five-year highway bill unveiled Dec. 1, federal trucking regulators would be required to remove certain safety performance scores for motor carriers from public view until regulators reform the scoring program.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2015
Government, Business

Dec. 1 New Target Date for Unveiling of Long-Term Highway Bill

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The final version of a highway bill that would set in motion reforms to a controversial safety performance scoring program for motor carriers, as well as back infrastructure projects nationwide for several years, likely will be unveiled Dec. 1, a senior House transportation panel aide told Transport Topics.

Transport Topics
November 30, 2015
Government, Business

House, Senate Delegates to Finalize Highway Bill

Congressional transportation leaders said they will meet this week to produce a multiyear highway bill that ensures infrastructure projects around the country are funded and reforms the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 16, 2015
Government, Business

Rep. Nancy Pelosi: ‘Prospects for Passage’ of Trade Deal Better if Highway Bill Passes

Scott Eells/Bloomberg News

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said her party’s support for a high-profile trade deal would improve if GOP leaders advance a long-term transportation deal.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 15, 2015
Government, Business

Sens. Tom Carper, Barbara Boxer Introduce Bill to Authorize Transportation Programs Into July

Bloomberg News

The top Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works panel unveiled legislation May 14 that would extend surface transportation authorization into July, the same time a key highway account is projected to run low on funds.

Transport Topics
May 14, 2015
Government, Business

Transportation Coalition Says Next Highway Patch Should Include Funding Fix

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The next highway funding extension Congress approves should require the tax-writing panels to come up with a plan that ensures long-term funding for highways and transit projects, the Transportation Construction Coalition said May 6.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 6, 2015

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