highway funding

Highway subcommittee chair talks highway usage tax, infrastructure

Rep. Thomas Petri said a vehicle miles traveled tax — a highway usage fee, essentially — may be a source of revenue for highway funding in the future.

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States must use unspent earmarked highway funding or lose it

The White House on Friday, Aug. 17, made more than $470 million in unspent earmarks available immediately to states for projects to improve the nation’s infrastructure.

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DOT awards $363M in grants for highway projects

The DOT has made available more than $363 million in grants to fund highway improvements in all 50 states.

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No consensus yet on highway funding bill

Worry remains over whether congress can agree on long-term surface transportation funding before the current stop-gap funding bill expires June 30.

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GAO wants stronger oversight of highway partnerships

Federal Highway Administration partnerships with state transportation offices can pose risks, GAO says.

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TIFIA transportation project loan program under fire

Congress will begin reconciling reauthorization bills that contain significantly increased funding for a somewhat controversial loan program.

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House passes highway funding extension bill

The House of Representatives passed a bill to extend the federal highway funding through the end of September.

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Brokers: Highway bill unlikely prior to election; more on the bond issue

        With news of President Barack Obama's threat to veto any highway reauthorization or extension bill that comes to his desk with authorization of the Keystone XL Pipeline included, as it is in the House version that passed the Rules committee earlier in the week, came my conversation with James Lamb, head of the Association of Independent Property Brokers and Agents, earlier this week. Lamb said that according to his sources the Hill, given the general ...

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Highway bill faces veto threat

The White House has said it would veto a transportation funding bill that cleared the House Rules Committee due to its Keystone XL pipeline mandate.

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DOT overwhelmed by TIGER grant requests

DOT says the dollar amount requested in grant applications far exceeds the amount set aside for the program.

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