highways

House withdraws highway bill amendment that sought to fix damaging measure for independent truckers

A fix to a measure in the House’s long-term highway bill, which as-is could be harmful to independent truckers and small trucking companies, was pulled from the House floor late Wednesday afternoon.

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House kills proposition to up truck weight limit to 91,000 pounds

A proposed Congressional measure to allow states to increase truck weight limits to 91,000 pounds failed when brought to the House floor late Tuesday. The reform was offered as an amendment to the long-term highway bill under consideration this week.

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Podcast: Will Congress pass CSA-crippling highway bill?

Greg Cohen, president of the Highway Users Alliance, talks with Overdrive about the chances of Congress passing a bill to hide CSA scores and force FMCSA to fix the program. Cohen also talks tolling provisions, size and weight reform and whether highway monies will go to rail projects.

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Highway funding extended three weeks after Obama’s signature

President Barack Obama signed Thursday a bill to extend highway funding for 22 days through Nov. 20.

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Senate passes highway funding extension, secures road funds for another three weeks

The short-term measure is intended to give lawmakers additional time to pass a long-term highway funding bill.

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Latest short-term highway bill passes House, heads to Senate

The U.S. House passed Tuesday a short-term highway funding bill that will extend highway appropriations to Nov. 20. The stopgap measure is intended to give lawmakers more time to pass a long-term bill.

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House proposes another short-term highway bill, will fund roads through Nov. 20

The U.S. House late Friday unveiled a short-term highway funding bill that would extend highway appropriations for just 22 days beyond the current highway funding stopgap put in place in July.

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House highway bill advances, would remove CSA scores, change driver drug testing rules

The long-term highway bill, dubbed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act, is a $325 billion bill and could be the groundwork for Congress’ longest highway funding measure since 2009’s SAFTEA-LU and the first multi-year bill since 2012.

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UPDATE: U.S. 95 reopens in Nevada northwest of Las Vegas after flood, fire

After a rough couple days of flood, fire and closures for U.S. 95 in Nevada between state road 60 and Tonopah, 95 reopened late Monday evening.

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House highway bill preferable to Senate version on tolling existing interstates, says anti-toll group

While the House bill would preserve the three-state tolling pilot program for existing interstates, it wouldn't allow funds collected through tolls to be diverted to other purposes.

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