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.
The DOT has made available more than $363 million in grants to fund highway improvements in all 50 states.
Worry remains over whether congress can agree on long-term surface transportation funding before the current stop-gap funding bill expires June 30.
Federal Highway Administration partnerships with state transportation offices can pose risks, GAO says.
Congress will begin reconciling reauthorization bills that contain significantly increased funding for a somewhat controversial loan program.
The House of Representatives passed a bill to extend the federal highway funding through the end of September.
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 ...
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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