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Moody's Sees Few Options To Increase Highway Funding
May 22, 2015 Few options that could provide enough revenue to increase transportation spending seem politically feasible, Moody’s says in...

Rep. Mica Warns Of Airport Capacity Meltdowns Due To Fee Limit
May 21, 2015 Congressional study says airports lack adequate infrastructure because revenues for airport expansions and improvements are...

Dems Vow Road Funding Patch Is Last One, But Lobbyists Disagree
May 20, 2015 Congressional Democrats, White House may find it difficult to end short-term HTF extensions when latest one lapses.

House Approves 2 Month Extension For Road Funding to Prevent Shutdown
May 19, 2015 The House voted 387 to 35 on a bill Tuesday night that would reauthorize surface transportation programs for another two...

House Vote Set for Two-Month Highway Fix
May 18, 2015 The House may vote Tuesday on a two-month extension of federal transportation funding that otherwise would end May 31.

Senators' Plan Would Extend Highway Funding Through July
May 15, 2015 A Senate proposal would stretch the current Highway Trust Fund extension to keep federal transportation dollars flowing.

Senate EPW Committee to Vote on Six-Year Highway Bill in June
May 13, 2015 Senate Environment and Public Works Committee leaders plan June vote on six-year highway bill. The Committee for a Responsible...

No Voter Backlash from Gas Tax Hikes; Infrastructure Bill Offered
May 12, 2015 Lawmakers who vote to raise state gas taxes don't face an irate electorate at the next election, according to an analysis in...

California Road Needs Hit $60 Billion Pothole
May 11, 2015 California has $80 billion of highway needs through 2025 with only $20 billion of available transportation funding.

Foxx: No Reimbursements From HTF After May 31 Absent Extension
May 11, 2015 All federal transportation payments to states will stop as of June 1 unless Congress extends the short-term fix to the Highway...


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