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House clears 6-month highway funding patch

| July 16, 2014

An $11 billion highway funding plan passed the House on Tuesday and would patch the Highway Trust Fund for six months, but the bill does nothing to address the systemic shortfall in federal transportation and ...

Fuel tax hike proposed in Senate to shore up highway funding

| June 19, 2014

A proposal in the Senate is pursing the oft-cited and trucking-backed solution for shoring up the Highway Trust Fund: an increase in the tax on diesel and gasoline at the pump.

House bill would nix gas tax, add tax to crude oil, index diesel tax to fuel economy

| June 16, 2014

As the Highway Trust Fund's insolvency looms, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has introduced a highway funding plan that would repeal the federal gas tax in favor of other funding options, like taxing oil barrels and ...

POLL: Would you support a detention-pay mandate?

| May 29, 2014

Following the Obama administration's inclusion of a mandate for detention pay equal to or greater than the minimum wage in its draft highway bill, this poll probes the debate over the measure.

Ray Lahood: Raise the fuel tax to return nation to ‘envy of the world’ on infrastructure

| May 21, 2014

Speaking to attendees of the ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., former United States Department of Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood made a case for raising the federal fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon ...

Senate committee passes six-year MAP-21 extension bill unanimously

| May 16, 2014

The Senate’s Environment and Public Works committee made quick work of the highway reauthorization bill it unveiled just this week, passing the six-year plan unanimously Thursday, May 15.

Senate highway bill would extend MAP-21 six years, bill low on trucking provisions

| May 14, 2014

Not wanting to mess with success, the Senate Environment and Public Works committee delivered the policy portion of a six-year surface transportation reauthorization late Monday.

As Senators finalize highway bill draft, more voices on size and weight

| May 09, 2014

With a highway-bill draft expected from the Senate early next week, more reader voices on the size and weight issue, receiving no shortage of attention over the past year.

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