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1954 Federal-Aid Highway Act

Text of Public Law 350 of the 83rd Congress, the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1954.

Transportation Effects of New House Rules

January 7, 2015 The House of Representatives adopted new rules for the 114th Congress yesterday. The big headline out of the new...

2009 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2009 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2009   January 13, 2009 issue – CBO releases dismal new budget...

DOT Now Projects HTF To Stay Solvent Until May 2016

September 10, 2015 New estimates from the U.S. Department of Transportation show that the $8.1 billion bailout of the Highway Trust...

McConnell Says HTF Legislation Could Come to Senate Floor As Early As Next Week – Scope, Duration Unknown

July 9, 2015 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) surprised Capitol Hill yesterday by telling reporters that Highway Trust...

Senate Finance Panel Explores HTF Options at Hearing

June 25, 2015 On June 18, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing exploring the funding challenges associated with the future of...

Ways and Means Committee Examines Long-Term HTF Solvency

June 18, 2015 The House Ways and Means Committee held the first of several upcoming Congressional hearings yesterday to examine...

Section-by-Section Summary of the Transportation Empowerment Act (114th Congress)

Sec. 1. Short title. Provides that the Act can be cited as the “Transportation Empowerment Act.” Sec. 2. Findings and purposes....

Highway “Devolution” Bill Introduced

June 11, 2015 The latest iteration of legislation to “devolve” most federal surface transportation programs back to state and...

Bipartisan HTF Solvency Proposal Put Forward in House of Representatives

April 22, 2015 A bipartisan group of House legislators last week made an interesting proposal to deal with the pending insolvency of...

CBO Says GROW AMERICA Grows Much More Slowly Than USDOT Says

March 19, 2015 Last week, when the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its re-estimate of the President’s budget request...

CBO Releases Details of HTF, AATF Future Tax Receipts

March 19, 2015 Buried within the supporting data of the Congressional Budget Office’s new baseline are the detailed assumptions...

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