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Government

AASHTO Highlights Funding, Infrastructure Resilience Policies

AASHTO Executive Director Jim Tymon “With infrastructure investment being the top national priority, AASHTO continues to call for a bipartisan bill that strengthens and builds upon formula-based funding to states," Executive Director Jim Tymon says. (aashtovideo via YouTube)

Long-term funding for highway programs, greater focus on severe-weather resilience and enhancing resources for electric vehicle charging infrastructure are policy priorities for the association that represents the country’s state transportation agencies.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2021
Government, Business

House Approves $715 Billion Highway Policy Bill

Capitol Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Legislation that would update the country’s highway and wastewater policies was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 1, an effort by congressional Democrats to advance President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar infrastructure agenda.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 1, 2021
Government, Business

US House Highway Bill to Reach Floor This Month

Overhead highway view BanksPhotos/Getty Images

Floor consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives of legislation that would update the country’s surface transportation policies is expected as early as this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 21, 2021
Government

House Transportation Panel to Consider Highway Bill June 9

Rep.. Peter DeFazio House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) says the legislation facilitates access to new and existing technologies. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

The Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives plans to make good on its pledge to pass some type of an infrastructure bill by July 4. And the path toward that goal runs through the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 7, 2021
Government, Business

House Committee, White House Prepare for Highway Bill’s Consideration

Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Biden Shelley Moore Capito by Al Drago/Bloomberg News; Joe Biden by Evan Vucci/AP

The White House intends to schedule meetings with transportation leaders next  week before the congressional committees’ consideration of multiyear highway policy bills.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Safety Is a Priority for Policymakers Pursuing Highway Bill

Street Sign Some of the measures will include the safety of pedestrians. (txking/Getty Images)

Transportation policymakers in Congress aiming to produce comprehensive highway legislation this year pledged to boost safety policies across the mobility grid.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2021
Government

Vote to Approve Yearlong Highway Law Extension on Senate’s Agenda

Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) by Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

The extension of the law governing the country’s highway policies is before the Senate as part of legislation meant to avert a partial shutdown of federal agencies.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 24, 2020
Government, Business

Highway Bill Stuck in Limbo Amid Negotiations

Rep. Peter DeFazio (left) and Sen. John Barrasso DeFazio (left) via House T&I Committee/YouTube; Barrasso via C-SPAN

Less than two months before the country’s current highway policy law expires, congressional leaders and the White House are plodding through negotiations on a new highway bill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 12, 2020
Government

House Panel Advances Multiyear Highway Bill

Peter DeFazio House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio by Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg News

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced a five-year, $494 billion highway policy bill June 18.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 19, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

House Democrats Unveil Five-Year Highway Policy Bill

Interstate 95 bridge construction in Virginia Traffic travels on Interstate 95 past a bridge replacement project over the Meherrin River near Emporia, Va. (Virginia Department of Transportation)

A multiyear bill with the aim of enhancing funding and safety for freight and commuter programs was unveiled by House Democrats on June 3.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 3, 2020

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