highway funding


Infrastructure Bill Revives Debt Ceiling Concern

Security fencing around the U.S. Capitol building Security fencing around the U.S. Capitol building. (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg News)

A seemingly innocuous point in the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill related to the Highway Trust Fund has rate market investors once again sharpening their focus on exactly when the U.S. government might breach its borrowing limit.

Alexandra Harris | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2021

House, Senate Approve 30-Day Extension of Highway Funding

House vote on extension of highway funding The 30-day extension for highway funding was approved 365-51 in the House. (c-span.org)

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a 30-day reauthorization for highway funding late Oct. 1, and the Senate passed the measure by unanimous consent on Oct. 2, sending it to President Joe Biden for signing.

October 1, 2021
Government, Fuel

States’ Road Usage Charge Programs May Offer Model for Federal System, Experts Say

TIAC's 2021 national workshop Panel moderator Carolyn Kramer Simons of ARTB, Edwin Sniffen, Hawaii Department of Transportation deputy director of highways (right) and Oregon state Sen. John Lively (bottom). (Transportation Investment Advocacy Center)

Road usage charge initiatives at the state level can offer models for a federal program, which should be formulated sooner rather than later, according to experts gathered at a transportation funding event.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 14, 2021
Government, Business

Infrastructure Stakeholders Press Congress for Highway Law Extension

Salt Lake City Interstate 80 and Interstate 15 intersecting in Salt Lake City. The FAST Act was signed into law in 2015 and expires Sept. 30. (grandriver/Getty Images)

Groups representing nearly every aspect of the country’s infrastructure networks recently called on congressional leaders to approve a yearlong extension of a soon-to-expire highway law.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Lawmakers Still Eyeing Highway Bill Despite Coronavirus Relief Efforts

truck driving over bridge Paul Sancya/Associated Press

Legislators are keeping an eye on advancing a new highway policy measure as the federal response to the novel coronavirus dominates much of lawmakers’ time and attention.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 7, 2020

House Panel Will Get Highway Bill in ‘Next Couple of Months,’ Rep. Sam Graves Says

U.S. Rep. Sam Graves Establishing a fee for vehicles based on miles traveled remains central to Rep. Sam Graves' policy agenda. (Anna Moneymaker/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — The committee that handles transportation affairs in the U.S. House of Representatives expects to consider a comprehensive highway policy measure in the early part of this year, the panel’s top Republican said Jan. 8.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 8, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Reliable Federal Funding Will Enhance Freight Transportation System, TRIP Report Says

Road congestion in NYC Mary Altaffer/Associated Press

In “America’s Rolling Warehouses: Opportunities and Challenges with the Nation’s Freight Delivery System,” the Washington, D.C.-based group TRIP concluded that significant sustainable funding at the federal level will be key to enhancing connectivity along freight corridors in the coming years.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 8, 2019
Government, Business

Senators Tout VMT Absent Fix for Highway Trust Fund

EPW committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) “Infrastructure is critical to our country, and we should responsibly pay for this legislation,” EPW committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said last month. (C-SPAN)

A $287 billion highway bill the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee easily advanced last month is notable for several big-picture proposals.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2019
Government, Business, Autonomous

Senate Leader McConnell Looks to Avoid Government Shutdown Before Dec. 7 Deadline

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell McConnell stressed that his caucus of Republicans will not consider a partial shutdown of the federal government. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press)

Senate Republicans will look to avoid a partial shutdown of the federal government, the leader of the chamber told reporters on Nov. 14.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 15, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Boulder City Braces for New Interstate to Offset Tourist, Truck Traffic

Near Boulder City, Nev. A portion of the newly constructed Interstate 11 outside Boulder City, Nev. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

The Boulder City, Nev., area will soon be home to a new interstate highway, according to Federal Highway Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 8, 2018