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Government, Business, Technology, Safety

More Groups Advocating For Highway Bill, Infrastructure Push Congress

Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) by Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press

A coalition of nearly 40 prominent infrastructure stakeholders has urged the powerful Republican leader of the U.S. Senate to set up consideration for a comprehensive highway bill this year.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 24, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

In Search of Bipartisanship, Congressional Leaders Point to Transportation Bill

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “We’re hoping that we can renew our conversations about infrastructure; building the infrastructure of America,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters Oct. 2. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

The ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump in the U.S. House of Representatives threatens to halt the legislative agenda for the rest of the year and possibly longer, but a comprehensive transportation policy bill is still on the table as the issue remains one of the few vestiges of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 3, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

DeFazio: House Transportation Panel Likely to Take Up Highway Bill Early Next Year

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D.-Ore) Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) questions witnesses during a recent House Transportation and Infrastructure hearing. (House Transportation & Infrastructure via YouTube)

WASHINGTON — The transportation committee in the U.S. House of Representatives is likely to consider a long-awaited highway bill early next year, Rep. Peter DeFazio, the chamber’s top transportation policymaker, said in an exclusive interview with Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 26, 2019
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.

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 | Senior Reporter
December 8, 2015
Government, Business

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


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 | Senior 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.

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 | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2015
Government, Business

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

Shuster via c-span.org

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.

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 | Senior Reporter
November 16, 2015