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Ten Years of Highway Trust Fund Bankruptcy: Why Did It Happen, and What Have We Learned?

September 5, 2018 Ten years ago today, the U.S. Department of Transportation made the stunning announcement that the federal Highway...

Federal Freight Focus Shifts Inland – and Zeroes In on Complex Policy Questions

August 16, 2018 Five years after labor disputes out West caused operations at 29 ports to grind to a halt, federal focus on freight...

Shuster Introduces His Infrastructure Bill

July 23, 2018 This evening, House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) is releasing the text of his own...

Shuster May Unveil Infrastructure Bill by July 31

July 13, 2018 The infrastructure legislation that House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) has quietly...

Highway “Devolution” Bill Introduced in Senate (Again)

July 13, 2018 The latest variant of legislation to turn responsibility for most highway funding back to states, eliminate most...

Portman and McCaskill Seek Further Legislation on Permit Streamlining

June 26, 2018 There’s an echo chamber in this country encompassing all of the stakeholders for large infrastructure projects...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 25, 2018

Tuesday, June 26 - House Transportation and Infrastructure - Subcommittee on Aviation - subcommittee hearing on stakeholder views on...

How Are the FY19 House and Senate Appropriations Bills Keeping the $10 Billion per Year Infrastructure Promise?

June 15, 2018 The February 2018 bipartisan budget deal increasing discretionary appropriations totals for fiscal years 2018 and 2019...

Senate Panel OK’s $71.4 Billion Transportation-HUD FY19 Appropriations Package

June 8, 2018  Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee swiftly approved a draft bill funding the Department of Transportation...

FY 2019 Transportation-HUD Appropriations – Senate Reported Bill Tables

This is a collection of tables relating to the draft fiscal year 2019 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill approved by the Senate...

Trump Admin. Selects $1.5B in Highway/Freight Funding Grants

June 5, 2018 Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation sent Congress a proposed list of 26 projects totaling $1.535 billion under...

New FMCSA Administrator in Hot Seat at House Subcommittee Hearing

May 23, 2018 House Members grilled recently confirmed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez on the delayed...

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