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Government, Business

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

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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 | Senior 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.

May 14, 2015
Government, Business

Transportation Coalition Says Next Highway Patch Should Include Funding Fix

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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 | Senior Reporter
May 6, 2015
Government, Business

Senate to Offer New Road Bill Before May 31, Inhofe Says

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WASHINGTON — A Senate transportation panel will unveil a multiyear highway bill before there is a need to approve a short-term extension of funding authority for highway programs, which expires in late spring, the panel’s chairman told Transport Topics on Feb. 25.

March 2, 2015
Government, Business

House Transportation Bill Funds Highway Account, Safety Programs

House appropriators unveiled a transportation bill May 6 that would provide more than $52 billion for infrastructure and housing programs in fiscal 2015, and fund a key federal highway account if congressional policy writers pass a new highway bill this year.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 6, 2014
Government, Business

DOT Sends Bill to Congress

The four-year, $302 billion highway bill Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sent Congress on April 29 proposes reforms to certain corporate taxes as a way to bolster a dwindling federal highway account that helps states fund large-scale infrastructure projects.

May 5, 2014
Government, Business

House Panel Rejects Obama Plan to Fund Transportation Projects

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted last week to not support the Obama administration’s transportation budget proposals because administration officials have not identified revenue sources to fund multibillion dollar increases for existing and new programs.

March 21, 2011
Government, Business

Construction Firms Lose $23 Billion from Congestion, AGC Finds

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U.S. construction firms are facing an estimated $23 billion a year in additional costs due to traffic congestion, according to a survey released by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Caitlin Bronson | Special to Transport Topics
June 16, 2010
Government, Business

Obama Signs Job Legislation With Highway Bill Extension

President Obama on March 18 signed into law an extension of the highway bill through the end of the year as part of a $17.6 billion package of tax incentives and bonding proposals aimed at spurring job creation.

March 22, 2010
Government, Business

Road Bill May Be Completed by End of Year

Transportation leaders said last week they hoped to complete a long-term surface transportation reauthorization before the end of the year, although paying for the legislation’s increased infrastructure spending remains a major obstacle.

March 8, 2010