highway funding

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
Government

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
Government, Business, Equipment

Wyoming Road Sign Auction Yields $33,000 for Highway Repair

Wyoming highway sign Wyoming Department of Transportation

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is placing the $33,005 it made from auctioning decommissioned road signs into its highway repair fund.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Government, Safety

Idaho’s Recently Approved Millions Will Widen I-84 Near Boise

Interstate 84 in Idaho Idaho.corcohighways.org

The Idaho Transportation Department is using recently approved funds to widen the portion of Interstate 84 that runs through Nampa, a city about 20 miles west of Boise that has seen increased traffic in recent years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2017
Government

I-95 Corridor Coalition Chooses Firm to Run Pilot That Analyzes Funding Options

I-95 Delaware traffic Bobby Hidy/Flickr

The I-95 Corridor Coalition has selected CH2M to pilot a program exploring alternative revenue mechanisms for transportation funding.

August 1, 2017

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