Topics: Highway & Transportation

U.S. DOT Releases National Strategic Freight Plan

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released its Congressionally mandated “National Strategic Freight Plan” to inform infrastructure planning and support enhanced efficiency of freight movement. More

Congress Eyes Surface Transportation Extension

With current surface transportation law set to expire Sept. 30, lawmakers in the House and the Senate are eyeing a 12-month extension to the FAST Act. More

State DOTs Face $50 Billion Shortfall in Infrastructure Funding

Leaders of state Departments of Transportation across the country are saying the coronavirus pandemic has left them facing an estimated $50 billion shortfall in infrastructure project funding. More

Travel Plazas Step Up to Serve Summer Travelers

Travel Plazas Step Up to Serve Summer Travelers

With Americans projected to take 700 million trips this summer, 97 percent by car, America’s truckstops and travel plazas are stepping up to serve passenger vehicles and RVers seeking a safe Summer vacation. More

House Takes Up Infrastructure Bill

The White House said June 29 it would veto the $1.5 trillion infrastructure package known as The Moving Forward Act that the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to take up today, saying that H.R. 2 is biased against rural America, debt-financed and full of wasteful ‘Green New Deal’ initiatives. More

House T&I Committee Advances INVEST in America Act; Republicans Introduce Separate Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced by voice vote a $500 billion surface transportation reauthorization known as the Invest in America Act (H.R. 2) late June 18 after a marathon markup that lasted two days. More

As House Committee Prepares to Mark Up Highway Reauthorization; Republicans to Introduce Own Measure

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is scheduled to take up the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 2) June 17 in what will be the committee's first virtual mark up. As of late June 16, more than 100 amendments had been offered by lawmakers, many by Republicans committee members who have said publicly that they were not involved in crafting the bill and that it omits six infrastructure principles adopted by the committee earlier this year. More

House Committee to Mark Up Surface Transportation Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is scheduled to take up the nearly $500 billion surface transportation bill known as the INVEST in America Act June 17, with lawmakers expected to offer more than 100 amendments during one of their first virtual mark ups. More

NATSO Analysis: House Transportation Committee Draft Reauthorization Legislation Members Only Join or Login

House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced a highway reauthorization bill June 3 (INVEST in America Act) that will be subject of much attention and advocacy efforts in the weeks ahead. More

House to Release Draft Highway Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is expected to release its draft highway reauthorization bill this week. The legislation will provide $494 billion in funding over a period of five years for highway, transit, safety, and research programs, a 46 percent increase over current investment levels. More

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