Senate Deciding Whether To Take Up Highway Bill

ISSUE / Week of July 20, 2015

  • September 09,2015

    Senate Deciding Whether To Take Up Highway Bill

    Accessibility,Amtrak
    July 22, 2015 At this hour (late Wednesday afternoon), the Senate is waiting to hold a “re-vote” on a procedural motion to take up surface transportation legislation that failed its initial...
  • September 09,2015

    Senate Proposal Contains $47.2 Billion in HTF Transfers and Offsetting “Pay-Fors”

    Federal Budget,Federal Funding
    July 22, 2015 The new substitute version of the Senate surface transportation bill offered by Majority Leader McConnell contains a new Division E that would immediately transfer $47.2 billion from...
Highlights of Mass Transit Policy Changes in the DRIVE Act
Buses,Commuter Rail,Emissions,Environment,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Local governance,Public transit,Rail,Railroads,Regional governance,State Governance

Highlights of Mass Transit Policy Changes in the DRIVE Act

July 22, 2015 Division B of the new McConnell substitute amendment for the DRIVE Act contains previously unseen provisions reauthorizing mass transit programs drafted by the staff of the Senate...

McConnell Substitute Changes EPW, Commerce Bill Provisions
Environment,Federal Governance,Freight,Freight rail,Governance,Highways,Ports,Positive Train Control,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads,Traffic Safety,Trucking

McConnell Substitute Changes EPW, Commerce Bill Provisions

July 22, 2015 Here are what appear to be the main changes in the EPW and Commerce portions of the bill from the time that the committees approved the measures until their reappearance in the...

FY19 HTF Shutdown Fits In Well With Tradition of HTF Bill “Triggers”
Emissions,Environment,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Interstate Highway System,Trucking

FY19 HTF Shutdown Fits In Well With Tradition of HTF Bill “Triggers”

July 22, 2015 The new version of the Senate DRIVE Act provides $343 billion in Highway Trust Fund contract authority over the six-year period of fiscal years 2016-2021. However, the bill only...

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