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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.

Reports say Senate version of a highway bill next in line

| May 03, 2014

What exactly could be in it is anybody's guess, but if it at all resembles what the Obama administration put out early this week, here's hoping it walks back from expansive tolling provisions...

Bill could require carriers to pay drivers for detention time

| April 30, 2014

The Obama administration's highway bill provisions include driver compensation reform, including a requirement that carriers pay drivers for time spent on-duty but not driving.

Foxx sends Obama highway bill to Congress, trucking groups unhappy with tolling measures

James Jaillet & Kevin Jones | April 29, 2014

The Obama administration's transportation funding plan has officially made its way to Congress, as Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled the four-year, $302 billion plan April 29. Trucking groups, however, disapprove of the bill ...

Secretary Foxx receptive to notion of tolling existing interstates

| April 29, 2014

Here's part of what he said: "We’ll consider finding ways to help when an option that states want to consider."

DOT’s Foxx pushing for long-term highway bill on week-long bus tour

| April 17, 2014

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is on the road this week pushing the Obama administration's four-year $302 billion plan and making localities and citizens aware of the Highway Trust Fund's nosedive.

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